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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Chicago Getaway Hostel was rated the 4th Best Extra Large Hostel in the World in 2011 Hoscars and the 7th in 2013, it's not difficult to see why. This bright, airy, spacious and modern hostel has recently remodeled dorms with a lamp and outlet for each bed and has a new color scheme identifying with their social, sophisticated, savvy motto. It's located a short walk from the lake and just 10 minutes from Fullerton subway station connecting directly to the downtown area. We like their friendly staff, who are knowledgeable about Chicago and organise daily activities and night events.
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Property Description

Chicago Getaway Hostel is located in the heart of the Windy City’s chic Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our hostel features 119 rooms and accommodates up to 359 guests. We have a wide variety of accommodations from shared rooms to intimate private rooms, many with full, half or shared bathrooms.

Our hostel serves complimentary hot breakfast daily, including scrambled eggs and make-your-own-waffles. Our restaurant grade kitchen features all the tools you’d need to make a gourmet meal. For those who enjoy the outdoors, grill out on our terrace and play a game of corn-hole. We offer a great atmosphere with daily outings and hosted events – from pub-crawls and Cub games to BBQ’s and live music on the terrace.

The hostel is within walking distance of the best restaurants, pubs, and music venues in Lincoln Park. Our neighborhood is home to the historic Lincoln Park Zoo, DePaul University and North Avenue Beach. In addition, our hostel is near public transportation connecting you to the best Chicago attractions. Our team is always trying to save you money. Purchase Chicago’s CityPASS at a discounted price. CityPASS grants you access to must-see attractions like the SHEED Aquarium, Skydeck, The Field Museum and the John Hancock Observatory.

Our guests rave that our location and affordable stays can’t be beat! Let our team act as your concierge to the city so you can explore and experience Chicago like a local. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Our Amenities Include:
- Free wireless internet, complimentary printing and computer stations
- Complimentary daily hot breakfast
- Minimum of one weekly evening meal
- Free housekeeping and linens
- Lockers and luggage storage
- Air conditioning and radiator heat
- TV rooms with premium channels
- Guitars
- 24/7 front desk
- Secured key card access
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryers
- Elevator and guest bathroom on each floor

Additional Amenities: (Fee applies)
- Mini-fridge
- On-site guest laundry
- Bike rentals
- Parking ($28 per night, taxes included)
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Chicago Getaway Hostel Located at 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago.
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago IL IL/60614 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago
88% 2523
41.9267170 -87.6444780
Chicago Getaway Hostel
    Rooms available 11 Bed Male Dorm Basic 10 Bed Female Dorm Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom Deluxe Twin Private Shared Bathroom Superior 4 Bed Private Ensuite Deluxe 10 Bed Male Dorm Ensuite Deluxe 8 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite Standard 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Superior 4 Bed Male Dorm Deluxe 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Superior 4 Bed Private Ensuite Deluxe Twin Private Shared Bathroom

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" There was nothing bad about this hostel, but I wasn't there long enough to assess the security, cleanliness is decent and I don't think any hostels will be spotless, everything else was fantastic and the staff were perfectly friendly and helpful "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Elevator Bicycle Parking BBQ Air Conditioning Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Parking Hair Dryers Ceiling Fan Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage Fax Service 24 Hour Reception ATM Postal Service 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Vending Machines Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Board Games Games Room Pool Table Foosball



Age Restriction Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Chicago Getaway Hostel says

I think we offer some great extras to our guests, like our continental buffet breakfast, which includes coffee, fresh fruit, cereal, breakfast breads and more. We also offer discounted museum and attraction tickets, bike rentals, and daily social events. We also give you a bonus of one free meal weekly. In the summer it's a BBQ and in winter a warm meal.
What a lot of people don't know about our hostel is that it was originally built in 1928 as part of the Eleanor Foundation in order to provide affordable housing for women coming into the city and entering the workforce. Nearly 84 years later, we're still offering affordable lodging in an amazing and historic neighbourhood.
In my opinion, there's three places that you can't leave Chicago Getaway Hostel without checking out. The first is Kingston Mines a legendary Blues bar located a few blocks away. Secondly, you can't leave Chicago without trying Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza. Thirdly, you haven't lived until you've had a Chicago hot dog from Chicago's Dog House. These three places will make your trip unforgettable.
    Mathew, General Manager
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Things to Note

- Minimum Age to register in dorms is 18.
- Guests under 18 are welcome in our private rooms while accompanied by a guest 21 years or older.
- Guests residing in a US zip code that begins with “60” will not be permitted.
- A valid state ID or passport is required at arrival
- Payment is collected in full at check-in
- Taxes of 17.4% will be added to the “due at arrival” fee on your confirmation.
- We have a maximum stay of 14 nights in dormitories & 28 nights in private rooms.

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).


  • 2014 9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2013 7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2012 4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
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