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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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88%

Rating
2123 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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97%

Nice and clean, awesome breakfasts

  • 25th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for the great review! Glad to see you enjoyed our breakfast! We hope to see you next time you're in Chicago. Thanks! Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

Nice hostel, very secure.

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Greetings: Thanks for the great review. We're happy to see you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

86%

It was an awesome, small, but cozy room(twin bed private room).

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Had a great stay, friendly staff, good room, free breakfast. We were very happy with our stay.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

100%

Had a great weekend in Chicago! We are very glad we decided to go with Chicago Getaway. Located in the Lincoln park neighborhood there was plenty of bars and restaurants right near the hostel. There's an L train stop only a few block walk, which we took advantage of. We were upgraded to a private room with its own bathroom upon arrival and we had everything we could've needed. I enjoyed sipping my coffee on the back porch in the mornings as well!

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

100%

I enjoyed my stay so much, the staff were always there to help and the hostel facilites were great. The night out especially the pub crawl to the blues bar were very enjoyable.

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

89%

Very good staff, clean place, nice rooms and beautiful neighborhood. The only bad point is that the hostel is 12 minutes walk from the subway station.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

60%

There is one very important thing that people have to keep in mind, which is the basement floor. I stayed 5 nights in the room L5, which is in the lower floor. It's literally in the basement where windows can't be opened. The air is bad since the only way for the air to circulate is through the AC and there were cockroaches on the floor... Other fellow travelers I met there who stayed upstairs didn't have this problem though. It's probably a very bad idea for humans to live in the basement.

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We're sorry for the inconvenience you may have had with us! Chicago Getaway Hostel takes our guest's needs very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel and we will work towards fixing any future problems we may have with our lower levels. We are working on air circulation units to prevent any inconvenience. Thank you, Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

Brilliant, met loads of people as everyone was really friendly, likely because of the chilled atmosphere there. Really helpful and cheerful staff

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

Tidy, very efficient place. Great neighborhood. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and parks all easy walking distance. Travel to Midway airport with convenient L station.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

34%

My friend and I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and were very disappointed. Upon arrival someone was sleeping on my friend assigned bunk, we went to reception to sort this and the man behind the desk just said for us to pick another spare bunk, upon which my friend was rudely awoken by someone stating it was their bunk. It later occurred that police had to be called a whole three days later to remove said person from the premises. We felt unsafe, a complete security lapse.

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We're sorry for the inconvenience you may have had with us. Chicago Getaway Hostel takes our guest's safety very seriously. In the event that something as unique and rare as this situation happens, we are quick to rectify every aspect of it as possible. We apologize sincerely and can ensure that these circumstances, despite the rarity, are taken very seriously. Thank you, Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

The hostel it's great! Very friendly and comfortablecomfortable, the only thin it could be better is the bed, it shake too much, if you move, the person below will move too.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are currently reviewing our bed situation to see if there's anyway we can replace that customer experience. Thank you so much for letting us know. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

great place! everything you want from a hostel! -they had things happening every night the staff were knowledgeable and very helpful -they a list of things you can do in chicago if you ever run out of ideas -the communal areas were really nice -you get a free breakfast which is really nice (more than just cereal) -the place was kept very clean especially the bathrooms.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We hope you had a lot of fun with our daily activities as well as our many amenities. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

86%

I really enjoyed my stay at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. Nice breakfast, decent barbecue on Sunday. All you need is a ping-pong table!! I'm trying to think of something negative but I can't. Maybe the location in reference to the nightlife......but the neighborhood was nice and quiet.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. One of the many great things about Chicago is that our nightlife is always adding more venues to go out! Hopefully next time you're back in town, we'll take you along like last time. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

100%

good place to stay the night in Chicago

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

The staff were amazing! Answered every question nicely and always had suggestions for cool stuff to do. Loved the social events. They really helped me bond with the other guests easily in a safe environment.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. W We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

Very kind staff and BEST hostel I've stayed in yet!

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

89%

The staff was super helpful and made my stay a perfect one. The evening activities are great, too. It's not self-evident to do that. In total a very nice time for me.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We love our staff and our staff loves to help you! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

71%

The hostel is good overall: good location (not in downtown but still a very nice residential neighborhood with lots of things around), the common areas are nice, staff was helpful and friendly. The only thing I didn't like was my room. It was in the basement, which might have been okay on other days. But I was there on a rainy day, the room felt very humid, and there was no AC.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We're working with our maintenance on installing some new AC installations for our basement floors, thanks for letting us know. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

86%

Good breakfast. Nice Staff

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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager

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