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616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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1790 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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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.


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)


Best hostel


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.

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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


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

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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


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)


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

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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


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


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


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


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

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