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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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89%

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1826 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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80%

I quite enjoyed my stay at the Getaway hostel. The staff for the most part were great, friendly, and accommodating. It would be nice to have a bus map available for people coming in from out of town/ country, who may not have access to data on their phones. I don't know if the staff clean the bathrooms, but they were pretty dirty.

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for sharing your feedback of Chicago Getaway Hostel! We really enjoy hearing back from our guests. We have had a number of complaints regarding our bathrooms and have instituted a new program with our team to ensure we're keeping the bathrooms clean during our most busy times. I know that you'll find a major improvement on your next stay. Kind regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

A subway ride from the centre of Chicago but it's an easy journey to make. The area around the hostel is actually really cool too with lots of good bars and clubs which the hostel staff were knowledgeable about. The evening events at the hostel are very well organised and great fun. Langston and Audrey were great people to show us around. The staff in general were extremely polite and helpful which was much appreciated. Great hostel for a salo traveller, would recommend.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey: Thanks for sending a shout out to Audrey and Langston - they're great members of our team. Really glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us - we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

91%

absolutely beautiful location that is super close to everything. staff are lovely and atmosphere is great. just a little tip: request a bottom bunk otherwise you won't have an outlet to charge your phone.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us - and hope to see you at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future! Best, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

It was my first time staying at a hostel, so i had no idea what to expect. Getaway Hostel offered a great experience. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I felt safe and comfortable and was quite impressed by how organized and clean the building is kept. The kitchen area was pristine and the system they have to store guests' food is absolutely marvelous. will come back again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly as well as our facility to be clean and organized. Our team works very hard to give a great stay in Chicago - we're glad you found this to be the case! See you soon! -Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

I felt very safe and comfortable at this location. Only a short (5-10 minute) walk to the El trains was great to travel to and from.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

69%

The rooms have no plugs at all. I was in a 10 bed room, and I only found 2 plugs next to another girl's bed and one more in the bathroom. Travellers are supposed to need plugs to charge their cameras and phones, and that way it is very hard. I won't recommend this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! I'm sorry to hear that you had issues finding plugs in your room. We try and make it as easy as possible to locate; so we have painted plug signs around all of our dorms. There are enough plugs in each room for each person to have at least one. Next time you stay with us, let us know (hoping you'll give us another chance) so we can help you find the one closest and most convenient to your bed. Thanks! Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

It's a bit out of town but the train is nearby and the hostel itself is great.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the hostel - and hope you enjoyed our great neighborhood of Lincoln Park too! Thanks, Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

I thought the location was excellent. It was in a very fun area of Chicago.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! I'm glad you got to experience Lincoln Park! It's one of the nicest neighborhoods in Chicago - and just a stones throw to downtown. We hope that we'll see you around our hostel again in the future! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

89%

Very good hostel, facilities and staffs. I recommend this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're glad to see you enjoyed our hostel, thanks for recommending us! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

80%

Great location with easy instructions to be able to find. A good hostel vibe about it. Good location to pubs and Lake Michigan beach areas. Stay in this area rather then anything in the CBD. Staff were good there and always willing to help out with any questions. Facilities were fine and clean. Good area to cook dinner if you want to save some coin, otherwise there is plenty of options cheap or restaurants nearby.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with other customers. Glad our staff took care of you during your stay and that you enjoyed being in Lincoln Park. Hope to have you back again in the future! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

It was great to stay at the Chicago getaway Hostel. It is nice location and have friendly staffs! It was little bit cold while we were sleeping but lt's not problem.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Nice hostel in a really nice part of the city. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Downside is the room was cold at night and noisy from fans/units outside. I would stop again but try to get a different room.


91%

everything is great, nice staff, fantastic kitchen, but is far from the center, residencial area


97%

Amazing hostel! Great location, great rooms, great people! We'll be back


100%

Great location. I felt safe. Daily breakfast is good, but is just a pastry away from perfection. All in all, good work.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

A very nice hostel at a very cheap price. Nice staff, clean, activities every night and lovely area!

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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)


83%

Our experience at Chicago Getaway Hostel was overall positive. The staff was excellent, very helpful with directions and luggage storage. The room was comfortable if a bit small. A few extra outlets would have been a good idea. The location was good in a quiet pretty neighbourhood, close to good restaurants etc. The bathrooms and could have been cleaner and the hairdryer provided there did not work. I was not thrilled with the breakfast options, but it was ok.


100%

It Was my first time and I feel welcome, the Stuff Was very friendly, I recommend this place if you looking for a friendly and affordable place to stay and the location is great close to bars and restaurants in a great neighborhood

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Guatemala
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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