CHICAGO GETAWAY HOSTEL

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL 60614 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
1.5 Star Downtown Hostel in Cook County
41.92671-87.64446
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 772 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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Room Types

Check Rates Double Room (1 Double and 1 Twin with 1 2 Bath No Locals)
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Check Rates Male Dorm Ensuite (6 8 Beds) No Locals
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Check Rates Quadruple Room Half Bathroom (1 Full and 3 Twin Beds No Locals)
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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:
"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.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “One shower out of service” “Messy toilets”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Neat environment” “The cleanest hostel”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
706 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception. Poor housekeeping.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
669 reviews

Great location. Close to public transport and the train. Reasonably central, close to shopping, restaurants, and bars. Easy car access but inadequate parking. Excellent sightseeing and excursions, with the beach nearby. Standard parking prices.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
285 reviews

Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and restaurant prices are cheap. Free internet.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

83/100
342 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

80/100
242 reviews

Great buildings and terrace with okay facilities.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Vibe

79/100
222 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Relatively modern hotel. Hotel is plain. Stylish Hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Good for business people. Good choice for a city trip.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Cleanliness

77/100
319 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

WiFi

74/100
98 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Comfort

52/100
372 reviews

Rooms are of average size, not too noisy, and comfortable enough. Uncomfortable beds, small bathrooms, and terrible A/C.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Room

51/100
692 reviews

Rooms are decent-sized but a little outdated. Bathrooms are unpleasant, but okay size and clean enough. Clean rooms with great views, although poorly-maintained. Bad furniture, TV, air conditioning and beds. Great kitchenettes and minibars.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 31% by solo travelers, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Interesting excursions

    “Nearby coastal path” “Ten minute walk from Lake”

  • Train station is close

    “10 minute walk to train station” “Short walk to red line train”

  • Hotel is plain

    “Room spartan” “Room was Spartan but clean”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “No air ventilation” “Noisy air conditioner”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
184 reviews

Well-located hotel, although, unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Close to public transport and the train. Neat excursions and convenient restaurants, bars, and shopping. Medium distance to city centre.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

89/100
193 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Value

87/100
68 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

85/100
92 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

84/100
64 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

WiFi

75/100
37 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Room

46/100
182 reviews

Run-down rooms with bad beds and furniture, and inadequate A/C. Cramped but relatively clean bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Average sized rooms.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 68% by couples, with a score of 79

Good to know

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Art Museum adjacent to the” “Near attractions”

  • Affordable restaurant

    “Free bbq” “Free meals”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free breakfest” “Breakfasts included”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “One shower out of service” “Toaster was not working”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
102 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
109 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby. Poor access to parking.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

87/100
50 reviews

Best value for money. Restaurant and breakfast are well priced.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

80/100
57 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

76/100
36 reviews

Great buildings but bad entrance area.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

WiFi

76/100
13 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Comfort

47/100
70 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds. Average noise and size.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Room

43/100
121 reviews

Rooms are badly-maintained with poor beds and bad TV's. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean. Fine room size and cleanliness. Good kitchenette.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 76% by families, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Poor access to parking

    “No parking” “Parking was unavailable”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Neat environment” “The cleanest hostel”

  • Awesome vibe

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Quite clean

    “Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
43 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Average parking.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

92/100
36 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Value

89/100
14 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

78/100
21 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Vibe

77/100
15 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Unpleasant entrance area.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Amenities

76/100
17 reviews

Great buildings but bad entrance area.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Cleanliness

75/100
24 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Decently clean rooms and bathrooms.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Comfort

48/100
22 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Room

48/100
42 reviews

Moderately clean, but unpleasant, rooms and beds. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 63% by business travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Best value for money

    “Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Clean rooms

    “Immaculate cleanliness” “Pristine bathrooms”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
23 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
17 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
12 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

83/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

82/100
6 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Vibe

80/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Cleanliness

77/100
10 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Room

52/100
18 reviews

Acceptable rooms - tidy, but bathrooms are not great.

“Toilets were not cleaned every day” “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

88/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Breakfast

84/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Comfort

56/100
4 reviews

Comfortable enough with an average noise level.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds”

Room

50/100
5 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar”

Review highlights

Breakfast

85/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “One shower out of service” “Messy toilets”

  • Poor beds

    “Creaky bunk beds” “No box springs”

  • Great reception

    “Helpful front desk staff” “A lot of information available”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
41 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

90/100
14 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Service

89/100
43 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Food

85/100
11 reviews

Delicious food.

“Cafeteria friendly” “Free bbq” “Free meals”

Breakfast

84/100
23 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

75/100
10 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

WiFi

75/100
5 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Comfort

44/100
26 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Room

38/100
38 reviews

Bad rooms with subpar beds. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean. Clean rooms.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 69% by couples, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Poor beds

    “Creaky bunk beds” “No box springs”

  • Great amenities

    “Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar”

  • Room is not nice

    “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
10 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Breakfast

84/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Cleanliness

79/100
5 reviews

Quite clean.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Amenities

75/100
4 reviews

Great amenities.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Comfort

47/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Room

44/100
12 reviews

Rooms, bathrooms and beds are inadequate.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 64% by solo travelers, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Great location

    “Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
10 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

88/100
12 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Breakfast

83/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Comfort

49/100
7 reviews

Lacking in comfort, but noise level is acceptable.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Room

45/100
8 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Neat environment” “The cleanest hostel”

  • Clean rooms

    “Immaculate cleanliness” “Pristine bathrooms”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Review highlights

Service

95/100
508 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
455 reviews

Great location. Great for sightseeing and excursions with many good restaurants, bars and shopping options near-by. Close to public transport and the train. Poor access to parking. Medium distance to city centre. Standard parking prices.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
198 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet. Affordable beverage prices.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

86/100
226 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Cleanliness

79/100
248 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Amenities

78/100
183 reviews

Great buildings and an excellent terrace, but outdated facilities.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

WiFi

73/100
76 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Room

54/100
499 reviews

Small, badly-kept, but relatively modern, rooms. Cramped but relatively clean bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Bad furniture, TV, air conditioning and beds.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Comfort

52/100
267 reviews

Comfortable enough with an average noise level. Cramped rooms and bathrooms and bad beds and A/C.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Ranked top 17% by solo travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Bars nearby” “Close to diners”

  • Train station is close

    “10 minute walk to train station” “Short walk to red line train”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “No air ventilation” “Noisy air conditioner”

  • Good kitchenette

    “Huge kitchen” “Deluxe kitchen”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
128 reviews

Great location. Reasonably central, close to shopping, restaurants, and bars. Close to public transport and the train.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

91/100
135 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Value

88/100
49 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Amenities

85/100
51 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Breakfast

84/100
58 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

WiFi

74/100
27 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Comfort

51/100
68 reviews

Comfortable enough with an average noise level. Cramped rooms with bad beds and substandard A/C.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Room

47/100
132 reviews

Cramped, badly-maintained rooms with bad beds and A/C. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 65% by couples, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Art Museum adjacent to the” “Near attractions”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free breakfest” “Breakfasts included”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “One shower out of service” “Toaster was not working”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
62 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
64 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Good shopping and sightseeing. Poor access to parking.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

86/100
30 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

85/100
36 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

77/100
23 reviews

Great buildings but bad entrance area.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

WiFi

76/100
9 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Room

52/100
76 reviews

Rooms are large enough and clean enough, but dilapidated, with uncomfortable beds. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean.

“Toilets were not cleaned every day” “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Comfort

50/100
44 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds. Average noise and size.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Ranked top 73% by families, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Poor access to parking

    “No parking” “Parking was unavailable”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Neat environment” “The cleanest hostel”

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

  • Quite clean

    “Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
23 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
29 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Average parking.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

82/100
13 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

78/100
12 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Cleanliness

77/100
19 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Room

51/100
31 reviews

Rooms are average - tidy, but beds are not great. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Comfort

50/100
17 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable.

“Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds” “No air ventilation”

Ranked top 60% by business travelers, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Best value for money

    “Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Clean rooms

    “Immaculate cleanliness” “Pristine bathrooms”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
21 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
15 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

83/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

82/100
5 reviews

Great amenities.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Vibe

80/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Cleanliness

77/100
10 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Room

52/100
18 reviews

Acceptable rooms - tidy, but bathrooms are not great.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Comfort

55/100
2 reviews

Comfortable.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Room

54/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Professional service

    “Friendly and knowledgeable staff” “Well organised hostel”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

86/100
11 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Breakfast

85/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Comfort

53/100
4 reviews

Comfortable.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Room

47/100
7 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Service

85/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Ranked top 71% by couples, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Review highlights

Room

46/100
4 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Close to public transport

    “10 minute walk to subway stop” “Short walk to subway station”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Poor bathroom

    “One shower out of service” “Messy toilets”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
44 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
41 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Reasonably central location, with good restaurants and bars nearby.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Food

83/100
13 reviews

Delicious food.

“Cafeteria friendly” “Free bbq” “Free meals”

Amenities

81/100
6 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Vibe

80/100
13 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Breakfast

77/100
32 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

WiFi

74/100
5 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Excellent wifi” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Room

47/100
44 reviews

Rooms are large enough and clean enough, but dilapidated, with uncomfortable beds. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 21% by solo travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Awesome vibe

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar”

  • Room is not nice

    “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
12 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

93/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
7 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

82/100
10 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Cleanliness

77/100
8 reviews

Relatively clean rooms.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Vibe

77/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Room

48/100
13 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are clean enough, but unpleasant.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 83% by couples, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Delicious food

    “Cafeteria friendly” “Free bbq”

  • Great location

    “Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

92/100
9 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Food

86/100
5 reviews

Delicious food.

“Cafeteria friendly” “Free bbq” “Free meals”

Breakfast

77/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Comfort

51/100
5 reviews

Tiny, somewhat comfortable rooms.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds”

Room

46/100
8 reviews

Small rooms.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “One shower out of service” “Messy toilets”

  • Small rooms

    “Bathroom also a little small” “Beds are TINY”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

88/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Service

86/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Vibe

81/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Breakfast

80/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Cleanliness

73/100
5 reviews

Relatively clean rooms.

“Overall it was definitely clean” “Clean environment” “Immaculate cleanliness”

Comfort

50/100
11 reviews

Tiny, somewhat comfortable rooms.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Fan worked well” “Very disturbing experience”

Room

44/100
17 reviews

Small but clean enough rooms, with terrible bathrooms.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Value

90/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Location

86/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Breakfast

84/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

82/100
9 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Comfort

52/100
7 reviews

Comfortable.

“Quiet upscale neighborhood” “Very disturbing experience” “Creaky bunk beds”

Room

50/100
15 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 21% by solo travelers, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Room is all right

    “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Room

49/100
8 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Train station is close

    “10 minute walk to train station” “Short walk to red line train”

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
10 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
15 reviews

Great location, close to the train station.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

89/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

81/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Vibe

80/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Amenities

79/100
8 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Room

57/100
12 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are alright.

“Toilets were not cleaned every day” “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Review highlights

Room

54/100
3 reviews

Room is all right.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Good to know

  • Close to public transport

    “10 minute walk to subway stop” “Short walk to subway station”

  • Professional service

    “Friendly and knowledgeable staff” “Well organised hostel”

  • Poor housekeeping

    “Lack of cleaning”

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Review highlights

Service

92/100
47 reviews

Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is awful.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
77 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

87/100
25 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Breakfast

83/100
16 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Amenities

82/100
18 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Bar

81/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Organised pub” “Coffee was included” “Perfect blend”

WiFi

69/100
5 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Bad phone signal” “Free breakfast and wifi”

Room

48/100
42 reviews

Bad rooms with subpar beds. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean. Fine room size and cleanliness.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 7% by solo travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff”

  • Great location

    “Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
21 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Service

92/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Value

85/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Vibe

81/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere.

“This place was really enjoyable” “Helpful staff at the hostel” “Amazing atmosphere”

Room

52/100
11 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

Ranked top 65% by couples, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

  • Great amenities

    “Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar”

  • Room is not nice

    “Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update”

Review highlights

Service

92/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff were amazing and so friendly” “Attentive breakfast staff” “Staff who are amazing”

Location

92/100
18 reviews

Great location.

“Nights pub crawl was outstanding” “Very beautiful and secure neighborhood” “Beautiful neighbor hood”

Value

89/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Amazing price” “Star for the price of this 1 star” “Organized, free breakfast”

Amenities

81/100
5 reviews

Nice building.

“Clean environment” “Loved the stylish lobby” “Entire place is awesome”

Breakfast

78/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Great for breakfast” “Yummy breakfast bar” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

48/100
11 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Noisy air conditioner” “Blankets could use an update” “Paper thin walls”

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Customer Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

4.5 out of 5. Based on 772 guest reviews , Very Good

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
Cancellation:
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


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • 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
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • 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 info: 1.888.2THEVAN www.airportexpress.com

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

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

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