Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL 60614 United States (USA) near Exit 48a on I-94 (~1.5mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.0 Star Property
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Very Good

Based on 1927 guest reviews

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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 12.8%!
  • 115 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.4/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Room Types

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Check RatesBed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
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Check RatesBed in Female Dorm Ensuite
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Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles

Local Attractions

•Excellent public transportation — the Red Line, Brown Line, and numerous bus routes •The beach – volleyball, sailing, swimming, and much more •An 18.5 mile long bicycle and running trail •DePaul University •Two blues clubs: B.L.U.E.S. and Kingston Mines •Lincoln Park Zoo •Somewhere between 30 to 100 bars, clubs, pubs, and music venues within walking distance (depending on how far you walk) •Tons of restaurants •Second City — this is where many Saturday Night Live actors got their start •Lincoln Park Conservatory •Numerous theaters •and much more — that's just within walking distance!

Verified Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I canceled my reservation and I spoke to the hostel and they said they were not going to make any charges and they ended up charging me, they are only liars, I do not recommend them.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
05-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 03 to Mon Jul 05 2021 at a $72.09 average nightly rate.
"Bad facilities and no private bathroom."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I got recommended by the agent on about this hostel but did not get noticed that there was no private bathroom. I would not com back to this place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 11 to Wed Jun 12 2019 at a $71.10 average nightly rate.
"Clean, efficient, accessible, friendly and reasonably priced."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I would give it a 5/5. All was above expectations except the oatmeal on the second day; first day it was perfect and the second morning it was like glue. Other than that small set-back, it was a fun place to stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 16 to Sun May 18 2014 at a $124.50 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 1927 guest reviews

Property Description

Chicago Getaway Hostel is in a fantastic location in Chicago's Lincoln Park, within walking distance of attractions like North Avenue Beach, Lincoln Park Zoo, biking and running trails, public transportation, and much more.Our hostel is in a trendy university area with dozens of bars, clubs, pubs and music venues. Spend your days visiting Chicago's attractions, then come back to Lincoln Park in the evening for the nightlife, restaurants, and fun hostel atmosphere!

Green Sustainability

We have a recycling program.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 4
Rooms: 115
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 115
Handicap Rooms: 0
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: As Needed
Meeting Rooms: 0
Meeting Space: 250 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Policies / Expenses
21 days for groups
Nightly Parking: 28
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 16.40%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information

Shuttle Transportation through Airport Express, see below. Taxi's are available at the baggage area at both Midway and O'Hare airports. Prices vary based on traffic. You can expect to pay from ORD about $25-35 and from Midway about $40. Public Transportation is also available and can be found on Transit Chicago . Com

Local Shuttle Info: We do not provide airport transportation. Continental Airport Express provides shuttle transportation. Their contact

Breakfast Information

Free, Continental.Three types of cereal, bagels, toast, croissants, oatmeal, fresh fruit and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

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FAQs about Chicago Getaway Hostel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 15:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Chicago Getaway Hostel have?

There are 115 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Free, Continental.Three types of cereal, bagels, toast, croissants, oatmeal, fresh fruit and coffee.

Can I get a AAA rate at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.


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