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Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place is better than most hotels I've stayed at. Clean. Friendly. Welcoming. Granted you don't get a fresh bed made everyday but it's brilliant. We were travelling in 3 separate parties and were all booked in in different rooms but they went above and beyond to put us in 1 room together privately. Breakfast was waffles which we loved....

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

Lauren H- Thank you for your feedback, your review is much appreciated and we are sincerely grateful for your kind words. Best wishes, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Danville, Indiana
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed at the Chicago Getaway Hostel on two different occasions (a 1 night stay and a separate 2 night stay) while helping our son move to Chicago. It is overall very typical hostel accommodation but large nature of the facility led to noise problems which woke us up every night during our stay and to problems with the staff...

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

travlinprofessor- Thank you for your feedback. We strive to be a 5 star property and guest responses are key in highlighting ways to improve our facility. We hope that one day we can give you a Chicago stay that is second to none. Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The price was a definite plus! I liked that I could store my own food in containers provided by the hostel. There was plenty of fridge, and freezer space, and plenty of pans, bowls, plates and utensils.

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Martin P- Thank you for reviewing your experience. We would be thrilled to host you again next time you are in Chicago. Warm regards, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Port Huron, Michigan
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were looking for a reasonable place to stay on a getaway before school started. This definitely exceeded what we were expecting to find. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay and experience what Chicago has to offer.

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Hi jacktE9885TA- Thanks for your recent feedback. We are pleased to see your stay exceeded your expectations, and we would be happy to accommodate you again anytime! Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Libby, Montana
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Not much to say about this place. It was average and acceptable for what I he was using it for - a place to shower and sleep while I was in town. With a a much use as they get the restrooms should be cleaned more than once a day.

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

Hello stonsdier, Thank you for sharing your feedback- we are constantly making improvements in light of guest responses. We would be thrilled to host you again for a top-rated stay! All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The locaction is great, really near to the Lincon Park and Clark ave (a lot of stores and restaurants), this is a middle point between the Downtown and Wicker Park (my favourite night life zone). The ambiente is cool, need to proof the waffles! Rent a bike there and enjoy Chicago.

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

Hi fmarti_288496, Thank you for your splendid review. Our team is thrilled you had a great stay. Best regards, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Gijon, Spain
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Hostel is OK, it's a godd ratio price/quality. It's a bit far from the city centre but you have a subway stop 10 minutes walking. The room was ok, you get what you pay, it was clean an the ac worked perfectly. The shared bathroom were also clean. The best thing for us was the staff. Our baggage didn't...

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luciap232- Thank you for reviewing your experience and highlighting our staff. It was a pleasure to accommodate you. All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great service, it has a modern look but rooms where not what expected I thought at least the bed would be comfortable! Not really, there's just a few bedrooms with bathroom so ur other option is to share the community bathroom! It said that breakfast was included but is really cereal - oatmeal - eggs and I...

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Hello Rfigu106- Thank you for reviewing your stay, we are pleased to see that you got to try out our hostel and that you enjoyed our service! Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Overall, a very good place to stay. I have seen a steady improvement in maintaining and upgrading the facilities over the years that I have visited there. Although I did not use the available kitchen facilities - the best I have seen. Morning buffet had some irregularity to it - not a service-oriented or particularly friendly staff - but maybe...

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Hi stephencK5927IF- Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate you consistently choosing us and we are grateful for your stays here. Cheers to making improvements and warm smiles at breakfast. Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

we enjoyed staying at this hostel and would recommend highly to anyone staying short or long term in Chicago. You moneys is totally worth the offering at this hostel. the breakfast is okay. ii is included in the hotel room price, so totally worth your money.

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Thanks for your kind review, tiam519. I'm glad you found our hostel to be a good value for your money. We certainly think so too! Thanks again for staying with us.

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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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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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Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $37 - $251 (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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“The room 4 bed had alot of room not a bad choice for me.”
 of 5 bubbles tracyc636, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to take the rooms with the less persons, you'll sleep even better.”
 of 5 bubbles Sparthie, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
 of 5 bubbles bugboyblack, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You have to turn the heating on manually, which we did not know but figured out.”
 of 5 bubbles Montrealanne, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“options for a television for families with younger children a way to control the heat and better sleeping options.”
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