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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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90%

Rating
1771 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

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

77%

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


69%

Check in was so late. I don't know why in some hostels they want to do the check in at 4pm. A waste of time for travellers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your feedback. I am sorry to hear about the inconvenience upon your arrival. We try our best to check-in guests upon arrival but guarantee our check-in any time after 3PM to allow ample time to clean all of the rooms from the previous night. We hope we can have another opportunity to welcome you and improve your experience. Sincerely, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

The hostel is in a great neighborhood of Chicago, the activities were fun and the staff was very helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our neighborhood and social activities. Our staff loves to showcase our area to introduce our guests to places they may not have discovered otherwise. We hope to see you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

Really Really good!! Best Hostel I've been to yet!! Great atmosphere

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for staying at the Getaway Hostel! We are pushing to become the best hostel in the US and we're happy that we have been the best you've stayed in. We hope that means we'll be seeing you again in the future. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. Comfortable beds, spacious room (we stayed in a 4-bed private), good breakfast, very helpful staff. A little bit too industrial-feeling perhaps. The location is beautiful, with Lincoln Park very close by. The steps out the front of the hostel are very slippery in the rain - I found out the humiliating way!


94%

this hostel was more like a hotel with the exception of the twin beds. great variety for breakfast. free comptures and printers, tv room, lobby area, outdoor deck, ma debit easy to interact with other people staying at the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with us. We strive to WOW our guests with down to Earth service and hotel style operations. It's great that you took full advantage of our facilities and met other travelers to your time in Chicago. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

Really nice hostel, staff were really friendly and helpful, GREAT location, so easy for lots of things including the zoo, the L, loads of really good bars/restaurants nearby. Would definitely recommend - especially if you are travelling solo as have lots of activities throughout the week!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We happy to hear that you had such a great time at the Getaway and in Chicago. We aim to provide guests with a local experience, focusing on recommending many great activities in our neighborhood. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

83%

Ask them! I already filled one in!

  • 12th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We hope you we will see you again during your next trip to Chicago. Thanks, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

It's a wonderful hostel, the problem was that the marathon was on sunday so the atmosphere wasn't all that party like and bathrooms were being used all the time, but for those running the marathon they gave early breakfast and pasta dinner. on any other period it would be awesome, lot's of activities, great staff and possibly the best location in chicago. It's probably the best hostel i've been at and the marathon-sportsy atmosphere is not the hostel's fault and personally i wasn't into it.

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you very much for trying out the Getaway Hostel and for your feedback. It sounds like you enjoyed your overall experience with us, that's great to hear! We are an extra large hostel which brings in a variety of guests at all times. We're glad you participated in our social outings to take full advantage of everthing we have to offer. We hope to see you again to get your party on in Chicago. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

One of the best hostels I have ever seen. The staff is very friendly, the kitchen and other facilities are always very clean and the atmosphere is great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us! We are flattered to be called "one of the best hostels." We are striving to become the best hostel in the US and I am glad that we accomplished our mission with you. We can't wait to see you again during your next trip to Chicago. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

Excellent. Great location, very helpful staff. Management awesome. Comfy bed, can't fault one bit x

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Getaway Hostel! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything we had to offer and more. We hope to see you again during your next journey to Chi-town. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

86%

good location, good hostel, reachability is good on the CTA. about 1 hr from the airport. the staff was friendly the rooms where high and big and quiet.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Our staff is thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and you enjoyed our vibrant neighborhood. We look forward to your next stay! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

83%

Nice location and very good value for money.

  • 3rd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying at the Getaway Hostel. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and valued all of our facilities and amenities. We'll see you during your next trip to Chicago. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

Great hostel! Great informative staff will be returning!

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Hello, Thank you for staying at the Getaway. We are very happy that we were able to provide you with a great stay. We can't wait to see you again! Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

really nice hostel. recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. It's great to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us. We would love to welcome you again and anyone you recommend. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

86%

Really amazing hostel, there were several large groups which made it hard at times to meet people. the only real downside was my travel buddy was robbed of around $4000 by a con artist in the hostel who also jacked a couple other people that stayed there that day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our hostel and all that we had to offer. We are sorry to hear about the trouble your friend encountered. This situation never occurs at the hostel but we do encourage our guests to utilize our complimentary lockers while staying in our dorms. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance we can provide. We hope you enjoy the rest or your travels. Sincerely, Jason Schultz General Manager

91%

I returned to this hostel to go to an event in Chicago. My stay this time was good but I was disappointed with the staff. I arrived hours late due to my transportation. I called them to inform them and when I arrived at 2:00 a.m. the receptionist gave me an attitude about arriving late. I can never understand why they would give you an attitude I even was nice enough to call them ahead of time to let them know I was arriving late only to be treated with an attitude by the staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings, Thank you very much for returning to the Getaway and for your review. I am sorry to hear about your interaction with our staff upon your arrival. Our staff takes much pride in providing our guests with an authentic experience with friendly service and I am sorry this was not the case upon arrival. We look forward to seeing you again and improving your next experience. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

Theres not much to say: Great breakfast, awesome location, really nice staff, nice rooms, so that is one perfect hostel I'd say.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us. We're glad that the few words you have to say about the hostel are so positive. Our goal is to provide all guests with a perfect stay which we are happy to hear we accomplished during your visit to Chicago. We can't wait to see you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

This hostel is simply amazing. Went to Chicago for a solo weekend adventure and quite glad I booked this hostel. Everything about it is excellent including the breakfast. I highly recommend this hostel for everyone. Marc

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thank you for your review. We are flattered to receive your perfect score. We take pride in providing guests with a clean, fun and affordable place to rest and we're glad we accomplished our mission with you. We look forward to seeing you again enjoying our complimentary breakfast and visiting Chicago. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

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