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Review of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Chicago Getaway Hostel
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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“Friendly staff, good location and clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Definetly was a great place to stay. The staff is always available to help, the place is clean, the shower and beds are comfortable. It's also a beautiful place and located in a great area of the city, close to markets, subway, restaurants, bars... I would for sure recommend. I just think that on weekends they could have more coletive activities. Awesome place =)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

The staff were really helpful. It was easy to get to and from, the rooms were clean and tidy, over all the place had a great atmosphere the only thing I can fault was the overly small towels. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Northern Ireland
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed in Chicago Getaway Hostel on a trip to Chicago. The hostel is located in the very happening Lincoln Park area - with lots of good bars, cafes and things to do in the near vicinity. Close the the Fullerton subway stop, the hostel is a few stops away from downtown Chicago and about 35mins away from trendy areas like Wicker Park.

The hostel itself is really nice. Very clean, spacious and WARM! The blast of heat upon entering the main foyer was just wonderful - especially in juxtaposition with cold Chicago winds! I stayed in an 8-bed all-girls dorm which was really fine. Comfortable beds, clean sheets, new towels every day. Nice and warm room too. The only minor quibble I had was that our rooms were on the ground floor and you could hear the elevator pinging every five minutes, as well as people walking past the door making noise. However, for the money you're paying, it's a small irritation!

Chicago is so notorious for expensive hotels, I really think if you're young and not going to be spending a lot of time in your room, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is a perfect option. Cooking facilities are great, the bathrooms are clean and there was never a queue for showers, etc. We met some nice people along the way and really enjoyed our stay at the hostel. Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Best possible place to begin a trip. Location - not only beautiful beside the shore - but convenient for easy commute to the rest of the city and for local socializing. The first thing you notice about the place is it's safety, it's friendly staff and it's funkiness. The way the facility is designed is amenable to travelers. Might sound funny to say - but there is some dignity here! No annoying signs saying "your momma don't live here - clean up after yourself" - there's more respect for each individual traveller than I've found in any hostel anywhere. Breakfast generous - rates reasonable and activities are affordable. I did the bike tour of the city and really got to know some of the others staying at the hostel at the same time. Only problem is - it genuinely did set the bar too high - none others lived up to this stay in my entire trip experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Super clean place with surprisingly comfortable beds. Staff is very friendly, even when you don't notice the "Deck closes at 10pm" sign and they politely ask you to go inside. My only "complaint" would be people snoring in the dorm, but if that's all I can think to complain about... then I'd say it was a pretty rad time.

The location is awesome and super safe, with a ton of things to do within a very short walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Justin K
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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

During our two-month road trip we stayed two nights at Chicago Getaway Hostel and were very pleased with our stay. This is a quite big hostel but it had good arrangements with the bathrooms etc. so there were no lines to them. It's clean everywhere. There is parking available behind the hostel for an extra fee and the subway station is just few minutes walk away. Don't expect too much from the breakfast, it is a very basic hostel breakfast. The personal touch was the painted wall corner which made the room look very nice, though being plain. Only big disappointment was that the wifi works only at the common area, so don't expect any web surfing laying on your bed. Despite of that, we would still stay at this hostel if visiting Chicago again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingh
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Excellent place. Really friendly and helpful space, and the set-up really helps you to meet and chat to the other guests. The rooms and bathrooms were all clean and well kept. Overall an excellent spot and very good value for money

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anthony C
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Property: Chicago Getaway Hostel
Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable Style in Chicago's Chic Lincoln Park Located in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. Policies once etched in stone are being cast aside in favor of fresher, friendlier approach. Membership fees are out and hotel-like amenities are in at this stately 1928 Georgian Revival landmark that, ironically, returns to its early 20th century roots as a boardinghouse for women. Today, all guests are welcome to enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, free linens, free housekeeping, a 24/7 chef-caliber kitchen and a BYOB policy. Add nightly events like pub crawls, brewery tours and barbecues and it's easy to see why Chicago Getaway is fast becoming the city's favorite spot for affordable short-term and extended-stay accommodations. ... more   less 
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