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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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91%

Rating
1718 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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94%

Very safe neighborhood, it's a bit of a walk to the next L Station, but it's a nice walk. The hostel is very beautiful and I felt safe. Nice people, helpful staff. I would definitely recommend this hostel!


86%

The shared bathroom could be cleaner and more convenient.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Best hostel


100%

Chicago Getaway Hostel is incredibly clean, and very well located. You can get in and out with no hassle any time of the night. The wi-fi is strong. They provide linens and towels. I had a wonderful stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying at the Getaway Hostel. We are flattered to receive your perfect score. We strive to provide our guests with a clean, fun and affordable place to stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

My time at Chicago Getaway was great.. Everything from the area to my dormed bunk bed was perfect. I met some great people whilst staying at this very well run establishment. I have the staff to thank for that :) Both Audrey and Melanie held some great nights out bringing us to their favorite live venues in the area. Both these girls are a great addition to the hostel. Do yourself a favor

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it! Audrey and Melanie are both great, we're glad they were able to enhance your experience while staying with us ... and guide you in the right direction. We look forward to welcoming you back, the next time you're in Chicago. Take care! Mat Meadows General Manager

91%

Great location. Five minutes walk to restaurants. The sofa in lounge area next the main entrance is cozy, love it. But there is no power station next to the upper bunker. There is tons of dust on air conditioner and next to the window. Restroom is not so clean. Besides that, great place to stay and good value for money for sure.

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Convenient proximity to the subway and downtown. Friendly staff and comfy dorm rooms with in-suite bathrooms. Nice lounge and spacious kitchen. Highly recommended

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings, Thank you for staying with us and for reviewing the Getaway. It's great that you took advantage of our common spaces. Each room is strategically set up for guest to mingle with one another and make plans to further explore the city. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

83%

Hostel staff were very helpful and friendly. Gave great advise about local area. A very clean hostel.


100%

Great location! Super clean bathrooms! Perfect breakfast and really friendly staff! I would definitely stay here again!

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Hello, WOW! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so happy that you stayed with us and enjoyed your time. We work hard to provide the best experience for our guests and we're glad to hear its paying off. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

As good as the hostel experience can get! An awesome place with interesting people and absolutely perfect facilities at a very affordable price! What more could you ask for?

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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear from you about your positive experience. It's great that you took advantage of our facilities and met other travelers during your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

74%

Good price and good location, facilities were good too, but the bathroom was a little bit dirty and not much privacy in there.

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Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We will take your words and improve our bathroom cleanliness. We hope to see you again and increase your Getaway experience. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

89%

Practical and well located. Cool staff.

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Hi, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience and that our staff enhanced your experience. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

91%

Stayed 3 nights in a twin private. Good location near lots of bars and food. Just a few blocks form the Train. Clean bathrooms and nice kitchen with plenty of room for your stuff. Staff very helpful. The only CONS are - The room was short on outlets and had very thin walls and you could hear everyones doors slamming all night. Would highly receommend. This will be where I stay whenever I visit Chicago.

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Hello, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Getaway Hostel. Our neighborhood provides guests with a great alternative to the downtown area, highlighting great local Blues clubs, restaurants and dive bars. We can't wait to welcome you again! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at, very clean, great atmosphere and the staff (specifically Melanie) was simply amazing.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Wow, thank you for your great review after staying with us. We are stoked about your positive experience. We will pass the compliment over to our staff and let them know that they are doing great. We can't wait to have you stay with us again. Enjoy your weekend! Jason Schultz General Manager

91%

No colour whatsoever needs some real hostel charm and atmosphere. Besides the sterility very good

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Greetings, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your overall stay and our location. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

It's what it is. Great location, great staff and fun atmosphere! This hostel has a good mixture of young and older guest population. I would recommend it to anyone considering a visit to Chicago!

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Hi, WOW, thank you very much for your terrific review. We strive to provide our guests with the best experience while visiting Chicago and we're glad our hard work reflected during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

86%

The only thing that bothered me was the signs around the hostel telling people not to use hostel websites like hostleworld.com because of the "reservation fee" and therefore this hostel charged us a "tax" when we arrived to up the price. This website allowed me to find this Chicago hostel so it shouldn't discourage people to use websites like these.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your overall experience. We do not discourage guests from booking on third party sites because it allows guests to discover us just as you did. We inform our guests about booking with us directly because we do not collect any payment until arrival. The tax that is charged is mandatory by the city and is explained in our policies on all sites. I apologize for the confusion this has caused. Cheers, Jason Schultz | GM

100%

Amazing, amazing, amazing!! Highly recommend! Gorgeous staff in a gorgeous part of Chicago! Keep up the fabulous work guys!!

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Hello, Thank you for your great review and feedback. We thrilled that you had an amazing time with us. Our staff loves to provide the best experience for each guest and we're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

91%

Join the Jazz Blue experience trip.....it is really enjoyable....

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you very much for staying with us during your time in Chicago. We're glad you rocked out with us on Monday at Kingston Mines. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

Really cool hostel, friendly staff, good breakfasts and free dinner available! Stayed in the basement and had no cellular reception (only down side) but good wifi connection. Would stay again.

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Hello, Thank you for sharing your Getaway experience. We're glad you participated in our free events at the hostel. We look forward to welcoming you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

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