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Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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89%

Rating
1877 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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97%

Good price. Free computer with Internet. OK breakfast(Not too many choices but keep refill). Nearby by zoo(free admission)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for very much for staying at the Getaway. We love to hear about your positive experience with us. We look to provide the best value to guests with our competitive prices, free social events and many other free amenities. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

I chose this location to explore a neighborhood: a rich quiet intellectual quarter with restos and sites even my Chicago friends wanted to sample. Downtown is close, 15 minutes by train. This hostel is one of the best, well organized, friendly at all hours; no complaints except the 12-man dorm could use a more frequent sweeping under the bunks. Had I said something, I am sure they would have taken care of it immediately. I am tempted to return in spring for Chicago and for Getaway.

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Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Getaway Hostel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and in our neighborhood. Chicago has more to offer than the Loop attractions and it's great that you explored our Northside location. We look forward to your Spring visit. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

86%

A solid hostel. Massive size. If you're road tripping parking is a major pain but I suspect it's the same at any decent location in Chicago. I'd stay here again.


100%

Amazing Hostel...

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hello, Thank you for staying at the Getaway! We're so happy that you had an amazing experience with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

97%

Might be nice to have water dispensers or fountains on each level.

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Hello, Thank you for staying at the Getaway. We are very happy that you enjoyed your overall experience. We can't wait to have you visit us again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager

100%

Best hostel I stayed in USA by far.. Great location, always felt safe even alone and in the dark during the 10 minute walk to the subway. Staff are great! The nights out they plan along with free food and in general encouraging everyone to socialise was brilliant. The free breakfast also the best I have had! Stay here!

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Hi, Thank you for your great review and for staying with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the nightly social events that focus on our beautiful neighborhood. We strive to provide our guests with the best value by providing a clean, fun and affordable place to stay. We can't wait to see you again during your next trip to Chi-town! Cheers, Jason Schultz General Manager

66%

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.

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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

94%

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

94%

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)

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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

86%

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

97%

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.

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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

80%

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

100%

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.

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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

80%

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

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.

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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!


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