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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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89%

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1902 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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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.

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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.

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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)


94%

Best hostel


100%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

100%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

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