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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations must be received 30 days prior to arrival. If group is booked short term or within a 30 day window, alternative options may be available.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Chicago Getaway Hostel requires a 50% pre-payment at reservation booking and the balance upon arrival. We pre-key groups and provide maps, local information and great service.

Additional Info:

We look forward to working with your group. Our rates include continental breakfast and wireless internet access. We have flexible terms and offer group rates.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 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 459 guests. We have a variety of accommodations from mixed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms or intimate private rooms, many with full, half or shared bathrooms.

Our hostel serves complimentary breakfast which features a cereal bar, fresh fruit, oatmeal and coffee. Our restaurant grade kitchen features all the tools you’d need to make a gourmet meal. We offer a great atmosphere and are happy to recommend a host of activities at our hostel or steps from our doors. The hostel offers fresh popcorn and nightly “Prime Time” viewings in its media room as well as other organized on-property experiences.

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 happy to sell tickets to Chicago’s hottest attractions like the 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 and computer stations
- Complimentary daily breakfast
- Free housekeeping and linens
- Air conditioning and radiator heat
- Guitars
- 24/7 front desk
- Secured key card access
- Iron and ironing board upon request
- Hair dryers upon request
- Elevator and guest bathroom on each floor

Additional Amenities: (Fee applies)
- Luggage storage (at check-out)
- Mini-fridge
- Vending machines
- On-site guest laundry
- Bike rentals
- Parking
- Locks for guest lockers


Please note this Hostel policies before booking:
- 72 hours Cancellation policy.
- We cannot guarantee bunk bed placement (top or bottom).
- Check-In: 3pm
- Check-Out: 11am
- 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 7 nights. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2022
    We loved our stay at the Chicago getaway hostel! The facilities are in such a great location. We were able to access Lakeshore drive and ride bikes and visit the zoo and enjoy a Lincoln Park. The staff was super helpful and friendly! And the room was great and clean as were the bathrooms!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2022
    Very good hostel...highly recommended
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jul 2022
    It’s clean, it’s in a great neighborhood, it’s got great staff. I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2022
    Definitely staying there again. Exceeded my expectations of a hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jul 2022
    Four of us came in for a rowing event in Lincoln Park. We were extremely pleased with the price, the location, and the overall accommodations. Upon arrival, the staff was so helpful and welcoming. The beds were comfortable and it was nice and quiet. We walked the neighborhood and marveled at the distinct architecture. Truly a gem of a find within the city. I'm hesitant to recommend the Hostel too highly because then it will be too difficult to reserve a room once the word gets out!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Jul 2022
    I loved my trip to Chicago and these guys (the staff) made it even more pleasant. They were nice, helpful and understanding (it's been a long time since I had been to U.S, so needless to say my english was kind of rusty). I would also like to give a shout-out to Ariel, the friendliest staff member I've ever met in a hostel. Certainly the facilities could be improved nevertheless the hostel itself is offset by a good quality/price ratio. Keep working hard and don't lose your niceness.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Jul 2022
    One of the best neighborhoods in Chicago, close to an amazing array of dining choices and convenient public transportation. The private rooms are clean and the air conditioning worked well. It's nice to have refrigerator and shelf space in the kitchen to store groceries.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Jul 2022
    The Getaway Hostel was a great landing pad for me and my kid. The staff were all super friendly, which is critical, and the setup there was great: good common spaces, outdoor space, EXCELLENT kitchen and kitchen organization systems. Serviceable continental breakfast of muffins, apples, yogurt, and cereals. Decent-to-good coffee. Bathroom in room poorly ventilated, weak pressured and slow-to-heat water. Wifi signal good but inconsistent (empty of data / lacked connectivity). Overall: GOOD!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Jul 2022
    First hostel experience was good - 4 nights including a busy weekend. The staff was awesome. Gave good restaurant recommendations and were quick to answer all my questions, friendly and personable. Beds were comfortable. The room was a little stuffy the first night due to high humidity. I asked roommates about trying the A/C - it helped a lot, whether set to cool, fan or dry.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    23 Jul 2022
    By European standards this is effectively an industrial hostel complex. The free breakfast couldn't be more basic if it tried and the plastic bed and bedding are truly awful. Almost zero charm to the inside of the place, although the building and area are nice. On the plus side, the staff were very helpful and I could move bed with zero issue when I complained about being 50cm from the freezing Aircon. Overall ok, but not exactly great.
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2014

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2013

    7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2012

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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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. Mathew, General Manager

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