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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Olinda, Brazil
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The hostel needs improve the internet access (Wi-Fi) because in some moment and some rooms, the sign is very poor. The staffs and rooms are very good, careful and courteous. I can recommend the Getaway Hostel to any friends.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

the room is clean, staff is very kind and helpful and the breakfast is super awesome!! there are many choices in breakfast, wheat and white bread, bagel, milk, waffle and cereal~ but the wify in the bedroom is bad, I need to go to lobby if i need to use the wify. The location is very quiet and it is...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2016

the location is very quite and the room is clean and comfortable. Breakfast is super awesome! with wheat and white bread can choose, and also bagel, waffle, milk and cereal. wify is not good in the bedroom, we have to go to lobby if we need to use the internet.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can easily walk into the city and you have the zoo and a beach right next to you, Chicago is stunning and with this hostel also available for low budget travelers like me. The staff was very friendly and I enjoyed my stay.

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Hey, Thank you for your review. I glad you enjoyed our beautiful location here in Lincoln Park! We hope to see you next time you visit our fair city!

Kokomo, Indiana
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The internet rarely worked which was bogus because all my homework and assignments were due online, I was constantly behind on my work because I couldn't get WiFi. Also during the second week people stole both my refrigerated and non-refrigerated food.

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I'm sorry to hear that we were not able to provide the quality stay that we strive for. At this time we are working to make the top of the line upgrades to our WiFi networks and make sure that it runs the best for all of our guests. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to...

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely hostel. When our toilet was having issues the first night they quickly fixed it for us. We did notice however that maintenance had taken our toilet paper holder from the bathroom due to it being lose. I notified the Hostel and when we came back the next day it had been replaced and was secure to the wall. We...

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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. We're happy to hear that we were able to solve the issues that came up during your stay and we hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit to Chicago!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 September 2016

My stay was awesome and the people in this hostel is very nice. Everything is so cozy and clean, not only in the room but also on the shared bathrooms. Besides, the location is seriously awesome. A lovely residential neighborhood very close to downtown. The only think you guys need to correct is the wifi. It was terribly slow, and...

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We're thrilled that you liked our amazing neighborhood of Lincoln Park. We are also always working to improve your experience with faster wifi speeds and more access points! We really appreciate your feed back.

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fantastic staff, rooms and facilities. The area of city is great. Would definitely recommend and stay here again. In easy access of the metro, also great places to eat and drink around the area. Fantastic

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear that not only did you enjoy your stay, but also enjoyed our great city of Chicago! We hope you choose us again when you come back to this amazing city!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great location, friendly staff. The full kitchen was nice, with fridge and pantry space available as well. The only downside was internet quality from the room. I feel it didn't reach us very well as the speeds were very slow. It seemed to run much faster from the lobby. Overall great experience though!

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give the Getaway such a nice review! Our staff is always proud to see that our guests have enjoyed their stay as thoroughly as you did and we always strive to make that experience better!

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Husband and I stayed here for a weekend visit. Can't beat the price for such a perfect location. Walking distance to the park, zoo, and Wrigleyville. We had a semi private room so only had to use the public wash rooms for showers. The room was nothing more than bunks, a small chair, and closet. Bed was comfy enough, room...

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It's always great to hear that a guest has enjoyed their stay as thoroughly as you and your husband! We are excited to see you again on your next visit to Chicago and we hope to make this next stay perfect for you!

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $43 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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“Cost effective”
christopherstevens1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“stop being a control freak...lol”
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“The room 4 bed had alot of room not a bad choice for me.”
tracyc636, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to take the rooms with the less persons, you'll sleep even better.”
Sparthie, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
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