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Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA
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  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Chicago Getaway Hostel was rated the 4th Best Extra Large Hostel in the World at the 2011 Hoscars and it's not difficult to see why. This bright, airy, spacious and modern hostel had a large kitchen, dorms split by gender and 'plenty of storage space', as one Hostelworld guest told us. 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.

Property Information:

Welcome to Chicago Getaway Hostel located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our hostel features 115 rooms and accommodates up to 338 guests. We have a wide variety of room offerings from large dorms to intimate private rooms, many with en-suite bathrooms.

Our neighborhood is full of great restaurants, pubs, music venues and is along the banks of Lake Michigan. The historic Lincoln Park zoo is located a short walk away, as is DePaul University and let’s not forget the wonderful beaches nearby.

We offer a great atmosphere with outings daily to places like Kingston Mines – a great blues club to our regular pub crawls, comedy nights, free meals & BBQ’s, bike rides and a whole lot more. We’re always trying to save you money and time and offer many discounted attraction passes, transit passes and the ability to keep your workout routine while on the move. We also offer private parking on site, free housekeeping service, linens and towels and complimentary fast WI-FI around the building.

You’ll love our free daily breakfast featuring items that appeal to kosher, gluten free and daily free diets. We have hot food too, including scrambled eggs and make- your- own- waffles. Our restaurant grade kitchen features everything you’ll need to make a gourmet meal – and for those of you who like to grill outdoors, we have you covered there too.

Our staff all knows and loves the city of Chicago – this will enable you to experience Chicago like a local! We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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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. During our summer months, we also give you a bonus of a BBQ on Fridays and Saturday's included in the price. Winters we provide you with a Saturday evening 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

    This hostel is excellent!! The location is perfect,the staff is wonderful,always very helpful and they have great activities every day. And if you use the kitchen, the staff will clean the dishes and everything and the free breakfast is awesome!common areas are great as well! i had a wonderful time in chicago and highly recommend the getaway hostel!! It's close to the beach in a very nice and quiet neighborhood. There's also lots of bars and restaurants in 5min walking distance or less
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      Anonymous, Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    If you're looking for first class this isn't it! If you're looking for a place to sleep amongst the attractions you've found it! Just a short walk from DePaul and the Lincoln Park Zoo is this wonderful place. Don't expect any fancy thrills or spectacles, but they have a continental breakfast. We didn't utilize it but one day because the bourgeoisie pig and chicagos dog house are within walking distance. Definitely recommend the 7 day CTA pass to get around by bus and subway.
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      Anonymous, USA, Couple, 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
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 9th
  • Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2013 Hoscar Winner
  • 7th
  • Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 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. - 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 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
91% 1966
41.9267170 -87.6444780
Chicago Getaway Hostel
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