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By a verified traveler on Mon 27 May 2019

Hotel Description

Georgian hostel near Lincoln Park Zoo

In shopping district

Within a 15-minute walk of this Lincoln Park hostel, you'll find Lincoln Hall and DePaul University-Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Zoo and Park West are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hostel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free WiFi

Guestrooms offer free WiFi and desks.

Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$50* Per night/room Dec 17 - Dec 18

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

4 Mixed Dorm Bed

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Chicago Getaway Hostel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Chicago Getaway Hostel

Everyone (7) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
Common areas are nice. Do not expect everyone to always pick up after themselves even with signs to reinforce. Showers are adequate. The bed was squeaky and rattles a lot but otherwise it was comfortable.

Posted by on May 27, 2019

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5 out of 5
The fact that they has a big enough room that my whole family could stay in and not be on top of each other.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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3 out of 5
The breakfast that was advertised was luke warm oatmeal with brown sugar (the raisins had run out) and cereal. We had previously stayed at the hostel and loved the environment. We are used to hostels and know what to expect from them, but about 3 years ago when we stayed, it was really charming. This time it was a real disappointment.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

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2 out of 5
I had never stayed in a hostel before, so I do not know if these are common "issues," but they are what I experienced. -There is not enough room to sit up on the bottom bunks. -There was one light in the room that would not turn off. Regardless of typical hostel procedure, these are issues I found specific to the Chicago Getaway Hostel -They don't accept Discover credit cards. -The pictures on the website are pretty misleading. Being as aware and considerate of other people as I am, having to be awake at times other people aren't is a little tricky when staying in the Dormitory style room. A large portion of the community areas are right outside people's doors, so noise there wouldn't be much different than noise right in your room. Other community areas such as the kitchen, music room, and game room are closed after a certain time at night - information that is not made available before your arrival. All in all, my trip wasn't bad. I probably would stay here again, if only because of the extremely convenient location. If you don't NEED the cheapest room, I would recommend opting for the Crash Pad (the cheapest of the private rooms) over the Dormitory. It is generally about 3x as expensive, but still a good deal cheaper than hotels.

Posted by , from Chicago, US on Dec 4, 2018

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4 out of 5
interesting place its a hostel but I would like to have had a lavatory in the room. VERY neat and clean.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018

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3 out of 5
Room was a little dirty. Pop machine out of order. No washcloths.

Posted by , from Indiana on Aug 8, 2018

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1 out of 5
Room and bathroom was very dirty. Stains on towels and bedding. Bathroom smelled like urine. Will not stay again.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Experience

Pros: nice common area to cook, play pool, watch tv, read, etc.
Cons: can't think of anything
Location: 2-3 blocks walk to mcdonalds and drug store and other food options
I'm older (56) ....business traveler ... took a private room with bunkbeds and shared bath. Really great experience...excellent security...neat and clean. I will stay again.

Posted by , from Indianapolis on Jan 27, 2018

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4 out of 5

Chicago Hostel

Keep in mind this is a euro style hostel, NOT a hotel. The accommodations are a little bare bones by American standards. BUT, If you would enjoy being surrounded by mostly 20 something people from all over the world, a great neighborhood, and the FRIENDLIEST staff in all Chicago, this place is awesome.

Posted by , from a on Apr 26, 2017

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About the Chicago Getaway Hostel

Location 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Chicago Getaway Hostel. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Georgian Chicago hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 119 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1928
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) (25.1 km / 15.6 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Clybourn Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Fullerton Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Chicago Getaway Hostel offers 119 accommodations with air conditioning. This Chicago hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within a Chicago zip code will not be allowed to check in.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before check-in.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Chicago Getaway Hostel.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.