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Washington, DC
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The hostel is in a very nice neighborhood and within walking distance to the Lincoln Park. The staff was very friendly, and the room and the bathroom was clean. But the bed was very small and old. I would not suggest for a comfortable night's sleep, but if you are looking for a cheap place to one night, this is...

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

Greetings nancykY2011GA: Thank you for your review - we appreciate your feedback and are always improving our services and amenities based on guest comments. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

Busan, South Korea
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It was awesome. I traveled not only Chicago, but the major cities of east coast. So I had stayed in another city's hostel though, I highly recommend Chicago getaway hostel. It's quite far from the downtown, but you can experience Chicago while you are in train or Uber. It's not the matter.

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

Hi heeryangs: Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back in Chicago in the future. Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

Minnesota
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I had a brief stay because of work but would surely stay here on my next visit to Chicago which is usually frequent. The morning breakfast offered me the opportunity to interact with people of different nationality and make friends.

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Hi Alex V: Thanks for the review of your stay with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Better than my expectations. Good and safe location (near to a subway station). A negative point as that the A/C in the room wasn't working properly. It was either too warm or too cold. Their breakfast was very good compared to previous hostel experiences I had.

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

Howdy vcruz_105738: Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back again in the future. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager

Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stayed there for a few days, cool people, great place and nice vibes! The cheapest place I could find without a reservation in town and yet everything was pristine. Everything from food to bars are nearby, definitely a place to stay if you're in Chicago.

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Greetings s_voyer94: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Great to see you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you back again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

TX
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Worth it. Stay here! Look no further. Private half bath and showers down the hall. Perfect set up for long or short stays. Community kitchen is very efficient. The open dining area is clean and seamlessly merges with lounge area. Favorite common space is the back patio for very summer relaxing.

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

Hi 523nn: Thanks for writing us a review! Glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our upgraded half bath private rooms. Hope to see you relaxing on our patio again soon. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Watch for promotional and seasonal deals via email subscription. Excellent value accommodations if visiting friends, for school, or traveling with others for special events! Highly recommend for travelers, tourists, students, groups, and friends.

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

Hi Straylightcity: Thanks for writing us a review! Glad to see we're you're "go to" in Chicago. See you again soon! Best, Mat Meadows General Manager

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed there for two nights over the weekend. It was quite good. Nice facility in my favorite Lincoln Park neighborhood. Close to beach, metro station and millions of dining options. The only not-so-good experience might be the slightly noisy in-room AC and spotty wifi network.

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Good afternoon raikkolcheng: Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Do yourself a favor and pay the extra dollar or two to stay at a better hostel. Not good for singles. Maybe good for families. Most hostels in Chicago can tell you 2-5 things happening in your neighborhood every single day. This hostel has no help for travelers, including no events.

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

Greetings user448024: Thank you for your time and review. We are sorry that we dropped the ball on informing you of all the exciting things our city has to offer. As we do not have concierge services here, our front desk is trained to work with guests and help them plan their travels. I can assure you that whatever your...

Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very nice location (not far from public transport), extremely helpful staff, we loved the waffles for breakfast! We rented bikes in the hostel - they were very good, but had some problems with the locks.

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Good afternoon 126liesbetn: Thanks for the review - we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back for make-your-own waffles again soon. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

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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: €19 - €104 (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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“Bring ear plugs in case of snoring...although not a problem for my trip. ”
 of 5 bubbles janetvip, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If the people in your room are all one gender, I'd try requesting a room closer to your gender specific bathroom. For us two gals, we were super far away from the ladies room so that kind of sucked. ”
 of 5 bubbles chelseyjo2006, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The doors don't close unless you pull so be careful with that. Also bring a lock for the locker because someone took my garrot's popcorn >.<”
 of 5 bubbles Uniqueuser42, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room. Request to be located near the lounge; if not, the wifi will probably not be strong enough to connect.”
 of 5 bubbles MitchStark, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the first floor showers are only with curtains and very small, but the female bathroom on the 3th floor have doors and a little bit more space between the showers ”
 of 5 bubbles rebveck, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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