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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Loved Chicago Getaway's location! Such a beautiful, quiet neighborhood within walking distance of tons to do and really close to public transit! The hostel itself was clean and staff was very friendly and helpful! Free breakfast helps you save on top of the extremely affordable room rates. Info in the lobby gives plenty of ideas for things to check out...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, oxnava! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood. Thanks again for staying with us!

Slovenija
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The staff is professional and helpful. I also liked that there was lots of space - in Europe they would put twice as much people in a room of that size. However, there were a few things I didn't like. The room was semi-basement, quite dark and without much natural ventilation. The air condition was opened all day and even...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, lisica4. We welcome constructive feedback from our guests and are always looking for ways to improve. We are located near public transportation that can easily take you to the loop, but there are also a lot of great things to see and do in the Lincoln Park neighborhood as...

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We absolutely loved the Chicago getaway! Best Hotel experience I have had. Nice, clean, cool, hip, friendly, great neighborhood, great people, very organized kitchen, Near everything. We walked to the Zoo!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very satisfied for my very first hostel experience. would stay here again for sure. highly recommend the Chicago Getaway Hostel. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. FREE BREAKFAST every morning. Located in a very safe neighborhood. A must, if youre looking to save a few bucks and are just out most of the day doing activities.

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

Thank you for your review, timryan2016! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful staff. Think of us again the next time you're in Chicago!

Reisterstown, Maryland
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Friendly, helpful staff. Great breakfast. Room was simple, but clean. Bed was not in good shape. Big dip in mattress. Bathrooms clean. Guests were respectful of one another. Off street parking was a big plus. My biggest complaint was the marijuana smell. No smoking should mean no smoking. Stairwells needed a good sweeping.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, SuzLM. We always welcome feedback from out guests. I'm sorry that there was a smoke smell that bothered you. We are a no smoking property and our staff does take that seriously. You're always welcome to bring notice of that to our front desk during your stay and we'll...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A group of friends and I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights. The location was great - so quaint and peaceful! It was close enough to transit that we were able to get to and from downtown really easily and it was nice to be walking distance to the zoo and the cute restaurants Lincoln Park had to offer....

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

Thank you for your review, 335erin. I'm glad that your group enjoyed your stay and the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We also love the zoo here, so it's great that you got to experience our wonderful neighborhood. Thanks again for staying with us!

raleigh nc
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have visited chicago area 3 times and i look foward to staying at hostel getaway i like this place even though from my last visit in 2015 things has changed there is a younger staff there are children there and the atmosphere is a little different but overall i will still choose staying there when im in chicago

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

Thanks for staying with us again! One of the fun things about the hostel business is that the atmosphere can change depending on the different types of guests we have at the time. Great return guests like yourself really help keep the place fun.

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Having never stayed in a Hostel before, I was very apprehensive about what I was about to be getting myself into. I typically stay in Hotels or Air BnB's and the reason for choosing the Chicago Getaway over these alternative options simply came down to affordability. The price is amazing for what you get. I chose the Getaway over other...

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

Thanks for your review and for staying with us, haystephen11! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your first hostel experience. We do also offer private rooms with private bathrooms if you found the walk too far. I hope you'll think of us the next time you're in Chicago. Maybe even try out one of the dorm rooms next time...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely place, located at a 10-15 mins walk from the train station, lots of bars and pubs at a short walk, lovely atmosphere inside, met some great people from all over the world , the beds are comfortable and everything is perfectly clean. The whole street is so beautiful and old school, loved the stay, would surely visit again. Late...

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Thank you for your review, gaurav! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the neighborhood we're in too. Thanks again for staying with us.

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The hostel is located close to downtown and a metro station. There are several bus routes that can also be used. The neighborhood is beautiful and safe, you can find restaurants and bars near the hostel. The bedroom was uncomfortable, too small, ugly. The women´s restroom was very far, in the other side of hostel. Find a different place!

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Hello leonperez. I'm sorry to hear that your stay could've been better. We always welcome guest feedback. If smaller shared spaces aren't your preference, we do also offer larger private rooms with their own bathrooms in the room. Thank you again for staying with us.

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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: €20 - €83 (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.”
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“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
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“You have to turn the heating on manually, which we did not know but figured out.”
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“options for a television for families with younger children a way to control the heat and better sleeping options.”
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