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Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA
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  • 88%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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.

Property Information:

Chicago Getaway Hostel is located in the heart of the Windy City’s chic Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our hostel features 115 rooms and accommodates up to 338 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 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.
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      Mathew, General Manager
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Excellent place to stay, would highly recommend to anyone heading to Chicago. Great location, close to everything.
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      , Australia
  • Latest Review

    We loved our stay at Chicago getaway hostel! The staff were incredibly helpful, the facilities were great, and it was incredible value for money. The location was perfect, within walking distance to shops, in a super safe area and right near public transport. Would definitely recommend this hostel!
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Hostel Awards

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

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

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 below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

-Taxes of 16.4% will be collected on all room rates. (17.4% as of 5/1/2016) - We welcome guests from everywhere outside of a postal code beginning with 60. - At check in, guests must present a valid Passport or Government Issued ID. - Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. - Guests under 18 permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented. -Chicago Getaway Hostel has a 14 day maximum stay in dormitories in a 30 day period and a 28 day maximum in private rooms in a 30 day period

Chicago Getaway Hostel Located at 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago.
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago IL IL/60614 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago
89% 2250
41.9267170 -87.6444780
Chicago Getaway Hostel
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