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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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1717 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Broken, noisy heater cycled on and off every minute of every hour all night in the dorm room. Thermostat must be faulty. For what you pay for a bed (about $40 per night), it's absurd that they deny people a decent's nice sleep and continue to run that contraption. At 4:30 a.m., I was ready to climb the walls, so I packed up and went to the desk to check out. A refund should be given in situations like this, as it's impossible to make other arrangements in the dead of night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to our reputation during your stay. Our ensuite dorms are equipped with heaters that are set up for guests to self adjust to ensure a comfortable temperature. We also price ourselves competitively with our competition to ensure the best value is provided. We hope to have another opportunity to improve your experience. Sincerely, Jason Schultz General Manager


Really nice place with friendly staff!

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Greetings, Thank you for staying with us at the Getaway. We are stoked to hear about your great time with us. Our staff loves to hear that each guest enjoyed their time at the hostel. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager


i really recommand this hostel!very well situated, clean and the staff is helpful.i also liked the breakfast;)

  • 25th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you very much for staying with us at the Getaway Hostel. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your hostel. It means the world to us that our guests are have a great time at our property and we appreciate any guests you refer to us. We hope to see you again! Safe travels, Jason Schultz General Manager


There is no security deposit box in room.

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Hello, Thank you for choosing stay at the Getaway and for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your overall experience and time in Chicago. Our private rooms do not have a deposit box but are completely secured with our electronic key card system, making the room available to only the guests checked into the room. We also have a free luggage room available for guests to use during their time with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager


Great place! It was fun and the people really nice. The only problem is the location, but you just have to walk a 3 blocks to get the bus and metra station.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We're thrilled to hear about your positive stay at the Getaway. Our friendly staff love to organize unique social events for guests to mingle with other travelers and discover parts of Chicago that may have been missed. We look forward to your next stay with us. Safe travels, Jason Schultz General Manager


It is a good place .The staff is helpful and kind.The atmosphere is excellent.

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Hello, Thank you for your recent review. We are happy that our staff made a positive impact on your stay and you enjoyed our social atmosphere with our many free events. We can't wait to see you again. Safe travels, Jason Schultz General Manager


Beautiful hostel with premiere location. Loved the wide spaces and ceiling to floor windows with a spectacular view of city life. Great volunteer desk - very helpful and have never seen this before. Every amenity and supportive service for the traveller was well thought out - the attention to detail was the best I have ever experienced in all my stays in hostels around the world.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your review and for your kind words. It's great that you had a pleasant experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our facilitates and common spaces, its a great opportunity to mingle with fellow travelers. We can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager


I was staying at the hostel for an academic conference and the place was exactly what I needed!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We're happy that we were able to accommodate you during your conference trip. We hope your next stay with us can be for leisure and we will be happy to direct you around this wonderful city. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager


Can't flaw this hostel in any way. Has everything you'd want. Great location - right around the corner from bars/restaurants and only 10 minutes from Lincoln Park. Excellent Staff. Nightly events - if you're there on a Monday, go on their blues night - it's amazing. Even if you're not there on a Monday ask them about the blues place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We love that you enjoyed your stay and attended our events. Our blues bar outing is one of our favorites and is always a rockin' time. We can't wait to see you again on your next trip to Chicago. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager


Good hostel definitey if not for the bed which are not very steady if you're up in a dorm

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