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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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We booked a private room for our three night stay at rhw Chicago Getaway Hostel. The room was modern with a double bed and single bunk on top, desk and chair and was very clean and comfortable. The hostel itself is very well equipped with a huge kitchen, excellent dining and lunge areas with a pool table, cinema room, patio...

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Vergeze, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hostel 2 nights and this was completely enough. Even though the hostel seems to be nice and clean, our room was just next to the street, in this way impossible to fall asleep during our two nights because of the guys staying just in front of the hostel. Talking loudly, laughing and injuring women, they made...

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Chicago Getaway Hostel is like an oasis in the desert. I say that because in a city where sleeping accommodations can be quite costly students and business professionals find the Chicago Getaway Hostel offers great value for the money. Located in Lincoln Park, it's a short distance from Lincoln Park, Wrigley field and The John Hancock Center. Perhaps the...

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Thank Phillip S
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Thank you for the outstanding review, Phillip! We're delighted your experience with us was so wonderful! We're thrilled you enjoyed our prime location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. That's what we like to see! It's fantastic our team could accommodate your needs and assist you in any way possible. We aim to please and your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is great for big groups.It has larger rooms and can accommodate a lot of people. The breakfast is phenomenal and the staff works to keep you happy. Overall the service was great but the experience was better.

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We appreciate your feedback, Emma. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us and that our team provided you with excellent service. However, your rating does not reflect your positive review, and we'd love another opportunity to share a more positive experience with you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does exactly what it needs to do - it's clean and modern, with great facilities and super friendly and helpful staff. The location is good, maybe a 40 minute scenic walk to downtown Chicago, but Fullerton station is just around the corner for a 10 minute CTA ride. Lots of good bars, restaurants and supermarkets nearby too! The...

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Thanks for the 4/5 review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us! It's wonderful that our team provided you with friendly and helpful service! We're also very pleased that you enjoyed our location and proximity to many exciting attractions! We'd love to have you back again soon to share an even more positive experience with...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was as expected. We had waffles every morning and the personel was friendly. The room we slept in had a shower a toilet and a sink. The toilet didn't have a lock. That was the only negative thing I can think of.

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Thank you for sharing with us, Guest! We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit with us at Chicago Getaway Hostel. We strive to provide our guests with the very best, so this is great to hear! Regarding the toilet lock, we will bring that concern to our team as we continue to improve our hostel. We'd love...

SFBayArea, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gist: - breakfast: no bread/baked goods, no eggs. Fresh apples and oranges, cheerios, milk- , wafflemaker with butter and jelly, water-dissolved instant coffee (!!). 40 mts before closing time, they ran out of milk and fruit. - Website lies about large closet; NO closet at all in our room (#L1), no hooks, no hanger rack; be prepared to lay jackets...

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We appreciate your feedback, Jennifer. We're disheartened to hear about the problems you encountered. We strive to offer our guests quality service and comfort. However, your experience is not on par with the service we're accustomed to providing. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. Please consider allowing us another chance to provide you with...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was cool, the cookies were to die for, I ate mine and my spouses. Everyone was friendly and overall it was just a great getaway. I'll definitely consider booking in the future. I just stayed inside and relaxed so I didn't enjoy any hotel activities but we were left alone to relax.

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Thank you for the fantastic review, Kaleea! We're delighted your experience with us was so wonderful! We endeavor to make all of our guests feel welcome and relaxed during their time with us. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience with you! Have a lovely...

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Clean n neat! However, I paid for a bed in a room of four beds and they gave me my bed in a room of eigth beds. I did not complained or said anything though.... it was a good experience and made a good friend who was Chinese and met 2 French guys who I talked to and had a...

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Thank you for the excellent rating! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us! We appreciate your compliments regarding our hard working team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another stellar experience! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a lovely day!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

SUPER AFFORDABLE, cozy, very easy access to train and bus, safe neighborhood, dorm is quite clean, free standard breakfast. It's a real good deal, price-wise and location wise. My first assigned bed wasn't fresh so I requested to move and they accommodated that. Towels (I tried 3 times) all had some stain. Some staffs unfortunately can be quite snappy so...

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Thank you for the excellent rating! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us and loved our location! We appreciate your compliments regarding our hard working team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another stellar experience! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a lovely day!

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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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  • 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: €29 - €203 (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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