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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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89%

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2118 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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97%

Everything was excellent but the temperature in our room. The insulation of the window was very bad and there was a freezing air coming through. During the night the room got very cold and we had just one thin blanket. The following day we asked for more blankets but this freezing air was still annoying.

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We are sorry to hear about the room. I hope everything else was good. Did you ever let someone at the front desk know that there was air coming through your window? We can generally fix something like that if we know about it. Normally we make sure all of our rooms are ready for the needs of our guests. Hope you stay with us again some time. Mat Meadows General Manager

97%

the best hostel for me. will definately go again.

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Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Chicago. Come back soon! Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

Incredible amenities

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We take great pride in our amenities. In fact we're refreshing some of the hostel rooms and hallways right now! Thanks for staying with us. Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

The hostel staff was great, and I felt very at home here. The area the hostel is in has a college town feel. Very young and fun. The metro is only a short walk away and I was easily able to get around town from the hostel. I would definitely stay here again!


100%

If you're looking for first class this isn't it! If you're looking for a place to sleep amongst the attractions you've found it! Just a short walk from DePaul and the Lincoln Park Zoo is this wonderful place. Don't expect any fancy thrills or spectacles, but they have a continental breakfast. We didn't utilize it but one day because the bourgeoisie pig and chicagos dog house are within walking distance. Definitely recommend the 7 day CTA pass to get around by bus and subway.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad to hear you enjoyed the location. Our hostel tries to keep rates low for our guests, but we are always open to suggestions. In fact we are refreshing some of our rooms and hallways right now. Hope you stay with us again. Mat Meadows General Manager

100%

Outstanding hostel. I have been to 5 or 6 hostels, and this is very likely the best one. Good value for money, good facilities. The location may initially seems not great because it is not downtow, but the neigborhood of the hostel is amazing (safe, bike friendly, good for running in the morning at the Lincoln park, awesome night life, blues at Kingston Mines). Amazing breakfest. Strongly recommended!

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Wow thanks for the positive feedback! Sounds like you did a good job seeing Chicago while you were here. Come see us again soon. Mat Meadows General Manager

89%

This is located in a great area of Chicago; about 15 min walk to nearest train station on one direction, and Lincoln Park zoo and other attractions in the other direction down Fullerton. This makes going around Chicago easy for people new ;the people at the front desk are very helpful and kind. The breakfast is good and offers a good variety. After staying at international hostels, this was my first hostel experience in US, and it was good in comparison

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Happy to hear our staff treated you well and you enjoyed the local amenities. There's always plenty to do around the neighborhood. Visit us again soon! Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

Awesome location in Lincoln Park, super clean facilities, fairly quiet, great common areas, very helpful staff. This would be a great place for longer term stays, since they have a full kitchen and places for guests to store food. My only complaint is that the whole place felt kind of stuffy and got the whole time I was there, but it was that weird spring weather so I understand.

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We like having a big kitchen. It's a great place for all our guests to mingle and make meals together. Come see us again this summer. The weather's only getting better from here. Mat Meadows General Manager

86%

Some construction works going on very frequently.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback. I'm sorry if the construction work was bothersome. Was it near your room? I hope you come back and see us again! Best, Mat Meadows General Manager

91%

PROS : Great location, staff is extremely helpful and friendly, the free breakfast is good. CONS : It is noisy (sounds from other rooms, sounds from the pipes in the wall, etc.), there is only one bathroom on the floor, beds are not very comfortable. It is the best place for the money, but it is not perfect.

  • 2nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay -- our location, staff and breakfast! We are working to improve our noise levels. We hope you come back and visit us! Thanks, Mat Meadows General Manager

94%

Stayed the first weekend of March for 3 nights. They have a parking lot right out back which was like $25 ish a night. Parking is super expensive everywhere in chicago so it was nice to not worry about it and have a very safe place that I could visibly see my car at all times. Room security was great. Forgot a lock and left my camera and laptop in room when I went out at night and nothing was taken. Breakfast was oatmeal, eggs, Breads. really nice little restaurants nearby. 4 train stops to DT

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Hi ! Thanks for staying with us at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we see you again the next time you are back in Chicago!

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