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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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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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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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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

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!

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Overall, my experience was very positive. I especially liked the guest kitchen, where I could prepare my own meals and store my groceries (refrigerator also available). The complimentary breakfast had a good variety of choices. If you are picky about towels, bring your own. The towels provided were a bit rough (and no wash cloth is provided). The staff were...

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Thank you for your review of your time with us at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and will consider us a destination during future trips to Chicago!

New Mexico
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very basic, no frills accommodations. Good for the price, but if you are the type to find fault or complain easily, this isn't the place for you. Metal bunk beds and one small bathroom shared with 7 others. Towel provided, but it's pretty coarse. Safe location. Breakfast included. Within walking distance to Lincoln Park restaurants and attractions.

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us here at the Chicago Getaway. If you are ever back in Chicago we hope that you will stay with us again and we can make this 4 star review a 5 star review!

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed for a month. I can't think of any other hostels that can boast better. It's a hostel, so if you're looking for "bells and whistles" you're in the wrong place. The internet is iffy... But they were also working on it while I was there. Hope to be back soon!

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Hey, we're really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon and thanks for the review!

Freiburg
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I slept in a 4 bed dorm. The room was very spacious and had its own bathroom. I had never had an en-suite bathroom in a hostel before. On top it was always very clean. The breakfast is very good. Every day you can have either scrambled eggs or waffles and every day there are bagels, oatmeal, coffee, tea, cereals,...

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Thanks for taking the time to review and tell other about our hostel! Our team is always striving to make our guest experiences better and better and it's great to see that you had an outstanding experience with us. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Chicago.

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've stayed at this hostel over a dozen times over the past decade and it has always been great value for my money, amazing customer service, and the location is perfect. I first came here when I was in my 20's and now in my late 30's it is still my Go To place when visiting Chicago. I recommend this...

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Thanks for coming back to the Getaway again and again!! We love our return customers and really hope we can always do our best to make you experience in Chicago that much better.

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Clean, great location (1 block from Clark St downtown), super cool staff, unbeatable prices. Probably the best hostel ever. The community is active and involved, and friendly with newcomers. Parking was a little bit of a pain, but not any more so than any other place in Chicago.

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Hello, Thanks for staying with us here at the Getaway. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Chicago!

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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: $46 - $302 (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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“Choose a room with a private bathroom for extra privacy”
357sg, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“I found that rooms facing the street, rather than the courtyard, are preferable at night as they are darker (less outside light)”
Canadiancitylover, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't book through a third party website or else you'll get robbed.”
79chelseal, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in a mixed dorm room, For about $20 a night, this may be one of the best bargain beds in Chicago!”
CFEIII, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cost effective”
christopherstevens1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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