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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
1716 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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94%

I was really impressed with this hostel. One of the best I've ever stayed in!


97%

Vince helped me out at the front desk. I was impressed with the level of professionalism of everyone who worked there. Definitely one of my best hostel visits of all time.


100%

Excellent hostel with good cleanliness and great events to get all hostel members socialising. Location is not downtown but there are a lot of restaurants and bars in Lincoln Park so this doesn't matter - plus there is convenient public transport links to downtown anyway.

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Hi Steven, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time write us a review during your recent stay. Our staff looks forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

80%

Really nice location in an up and coming neighberhood of Chicago, lots of restaurants and bars at 5 min walking distance, good atmosphere, pretty decent and copious breakfast, helpfull staff. I recommend it.

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Greetings, Thank you for reviewing the Getaway Hostel. We're glad to add you on our long list of happy guests and we appreciate all recommendations you forward our way. We can't wait to welcome you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

86%

Good hostel and great staff!

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Hi Thomas, We are thrilled that you had a great stay at the Getaway. Our staff loves to provide our guest with personable and friendly service. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Chi-town. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

89%

The only thing I didn't like was that I don't fit the demographic you are marketing to, which is a young partying crew, which is fine just slightly odd feeling.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jewell, Thank for choosing to stay with us and for your feedback. We do host an array of events from bike rides to BBQ's to ensure guests of all ages and interest enjoy their stay with us. We hope to have another opportunity to improve your Getaway experience. Sincerely, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

Very good hostel. Nice location near Lincoln Park and the lakefront.

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Chris: Thank you for your excellent review. It's great that you enjoyed our hostel's facilities and neighborhood. We look forward to your next stay with us! Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

The hostel had everything you (or at least I) could want in a hostel--great location, great, friendly and helpful staff, and good value for the money. And oh, yeah don't forget being in an amazing city! I'll definitely seriously consider staying here again on my next trip to Chicago.

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Hello, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are flattered to recieve your perfect score. We are love that you had such a positive experience and enjoy everything we offer. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

Good hostel!


97%

Great place. Friendly staff. Modern and clean

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Hi Gordon, Thank you for reviewing the Getaway Hostel! We're happy that you had a positive experience during your time in Chicago. We hope to see you and welcome you again during your next trip. Safe travels, Jason Schultz General Manager

91%

I loved this hostel; it made my stay in Chicago very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and/or stay again. The staff are extremely helpful and have an excellent attitude compared to other hostels I have stayed in.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This was one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff were friendly and helpful, everywhere was clean, and the evenings they arranged were fun!

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello Jennifer, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Getaway. We are flattered to receive such a high score. We aim to WOW all of our guests and we are happy that we accomplished our mission during your stay. We hope to welcome you again at the hostel. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

80%

it is a nice place to stay in Chicago, with friendly people

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Greetings Emilie, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We're thrilled that you had a positive experience with us and our staff. We can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

77%

Place was nicely located and was clean. Atmosphere was not as relaxed and inviting as some hostels but it was good value for money. Not all available lockers worked.

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Hi Carly, Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience at the Getaway. We hope we can have another opportunity to welcome you and improve your thoughts of the hostel. Safe travels, Jason Schultz General Manager

83%

Repair the area where the bathrooms are situated and the laundry area


94%

Very nice atmosphere - activities (pub crawl, live music) with friendly staff :) Clean, terrasse to have your breakfast outside, nice surroundings


91%

Great hostel, not far from a budget hotel. Staff are very nice and helpful, would certainly reccomend staying here.

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Adam- Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay here and would recommend staying here in the future. Safe travels - see you soon! Mat Meadows Hospitality Development Director

86%

It is a very nice place to stay at Chicago. It has excellent location and it's very clean and safe. I enjoyed my time there and I would go back if going to the "wind city" again.

  • 6th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dean Luis: Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience at our hostel and in Chi-town. We can't wait to welcome you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

94%

Fantastic hostel with amazing kitchen and other facilities. Beds very comfortable. Great activities and drinking organised every day.


80%

This is a big hostel with great facilities and it is kept very clean and functional. Due to its size the atmosphere does suffer as I found the service whilst informative, quite impersonal. The organised activities could be better organised with a few introductory games before heading out. The free breakfast was great!


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