Chicago Getaway Hostel

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1.5
616 W Arlington Pl
Chicago, US
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North Side

Lincoln Park

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Quick Facts

  • Check-In Age 18+
  • Check-in at 3pm
  • Check-Out at 11am
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Near Attractions
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • 115 Rooms
  • 3 Floors

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  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM/Banking
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Lakeside

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Features: The Chicago Getaway Hostel combines all of the luxury of a boutique hotel and a the relaxed affordability of a hostel. With excellent amenities, no curfew, and clean affordable rooms, its no wonder that the Getaway Chicago Hostel may be the most popular international hostel in Chicago.

Why We Stay: The Chicago Getaway Hostel in Chicago is one of, if not the best international hostel in Chicago. It offers clean rooms, secure lockers, and is in Lincoln Park, close enough to all of your Chicago destinations. 

  • Great Rooms: The rooms at the Chicago Getaway Hostel are individually decorated and are cleaned after every guest. You can't do any better as far as hostels in Chicago.
  • Cheap Stay: The Chicago Getaway Hostel offers incredibly cheap rooms at around $25 per night. You'll be able to stay in Chicago near all of the attractions so cheaply, you'll be able to explore even more of the Windy City.
  • Gourmet Kitchen: One of the best features of the Chicago Getaway Hostel is the excellent all access gourmet kitchen, where you can save money by preparing your own food.


Inside Knowledge: The Getaway Chicago Hostel offers free social events regularly, giving you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. 

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Take a Walk Around the City: Because the Getaway Chicago Hostel is in such a great location, nearly all of the best Chicago landmarks are in walking distance, or just a short train ride away. 
  • Do Use the Free Wi-Fi: A key to traveling around the United States, as many patrons of the Chicago Getaway Hostel are, is internet access so you can plan your next move. The Chicago Getaway Hostel offers free Wi-Fi, so you'll be on your way.
  • Don't Smoke: The Chicago Getaway Hostel is a smoke free facility, so leave your smokes behind when you visit this hostel in Chicago. 
  • Don't Be Shy: The Chicago Getaway Hostel is an international hostel Chicago, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people from all around the world.


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Overall:
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Service:
5
Cleanliness:
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Location:
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Room Quality:
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Hotel Review : Chicago Getaway Hostel


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
4
Quality:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

Type of visit:

Getaway Hostel - Great atmosphere, fun experience

I've been to a few different hostels in America (never been to Europe, so I'm not sure how hostels compare over there), and I have to say that the Chicago Getaway Hostel is the best I've ever been to. That being said, it was also far and away the most expensive.

I ended up at the Getaway Hostel after trying - and failing - to reserve a room at other nearby hotels in Chicago for under $200 on a Friday afternoon. By the time I walked into the Getaway Hostel, I was pretty desperate. When they told me they had one private room left for $150 (!!), I decided to take it. Yes, very expensive for a hostel - but I felt better about the price when they told me I could reserve a dorm bunk bed for the following night for just $46. That was far more reasonable.

The private room had a 1/2 bathroom, and the showers were just down the hall. There was a comfortable bunk bed, but the rest of the room was pretty bare with the exception of a cool Al Capone mural. For $150, you can do a lot better.

However, the rest of the Getaway Hostel was a true hostel experience. The lobby had free Wi-Fi and some comfortable chairs, and given the many countries represented in the hostel there was plenty of people watching and I talked with a number of really interesting travelers. Also, alcohol is allowed (and seemingly encouraged) throughout the Getaway Hostel, and Friday night felt like a makeshift BYOB party. There were guests there of all ages, and I would say for the most part guests were from outside the U.S.

The Getaway Hostel is located on a quiet street in Lincoln Park, with several bars and restaurants just a couple of blocks away in both directions. They have locks that you can buy for $5 if you'd like to place your bags in their lockers. (Which I did, thought they also have free luggage storage which I also took advantage of.) Breakfast is free every morning (if you can wake up before 9:30am), and they have a pool table and a piano in the common area. (Like I said, it was a party atmosphere.)

Also, if you need to recharge your "batteries" and zone out to some TV, there's a living room with a big TV and plenty of comfortable seating. (I enjoyed explaining the rules to American football to some Swedes staying in the hostel while watching the Saints beat down the Buccaneers.)

Overall, while I was bummed about the price for the private room, my experience at the Getaway Hostel was otherwise very positive. The staff was incredibly nice and down-to-earth, and really helpful when it came to recommending things to do in the area. A good choice if you're on a budget, but not nearly as cheap as you might expect.

Chicago Getaway Hostel Guest Rooms

Chicago Getaway Hostel Female Dorm

Chicago Getaway Hostel Female Dorm

The female dorm at the Chicago Getaway Hostel has 1 bunk bed with cotton sheets, a city view of Chicago, a desk, and each room is individually decorated. There is also wireless high-speed Internet access for free.

Chicago Getaway Hostel Male Dorm

Chicago Getaway Hostel Male Dorm

The Chicago Getaway Hostel male dorm has essentially the same format as the female dorm, and features 1 bunk bed with cotton sheets, a desk, a city view, air conditioning, and each room is individually decorated. Additionally there is wireless high-speed Internetaccess (complimentary.)

Private Room with Half Bath at Chicago Getaway Hostel

Private Room with Half Bath at Chicago Getaway Hostel

The Private Room with Half Bath at Chicago Getaway Hostel is exactly like the other dorms, but there is a smaller, shared bathroom instead of a public restroom. It features 1 double bed or 1 twin bed with cotton sheets, a desk, a city view, air conditioning, and each room has been individually decorated.

Getaway Hostel Chicago Private Room with Shared Bath

Getaway Hostel Chicago Private Room with Shared Bath

Getaway Hostel Chicago Private Room with Shared Bath is decorated similarly and has the same amenities as the other rooms, but is private to the person who purchases that room for the night. It comes with a shared bathroom as well.

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Hotel Review : Chicago Getaway Hostel


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
4
Quality:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

Type of visit:

Getaway Hostel - Great atmosphere, fun experience

I've been to a few different hostels in America (never been to Europe, so I'm not sure how hostels compare over there), and I have to say that the Chicago Getaway Hostel is the best I've ever been to. That being said, it was also far and away the most expensive.

I ended up at the Getaway Hostel after trying - and failing - to reserve a room at other nearby hotels in Chicago for under $200 on a Friday afternoon. By the time I walked into the Getaway Hostel, I was pretty desperate. When they told me they had one private room left for $150 (!!), I decided to take it. Yes, very expensive for a hostel - but I felt better about the price when they told me I could reserve a dorm bunk bed for the following night for just $46. That was far more reasonable.

The private room had a 1/2 bathroom, and the showers were just down the hall. There was a comfortable bunk bed, but the rest of the room was pretty bare with the exception of a cool Al Capone mural. For $150, you can do a lot better.

However, the rest of the Getaway Hostel was a true hostel experience. The lobby had free Wi-Fi and some comfortable chairs, and given the many countries represented in the hostel there was plenty of people watching and I talked with a number of really interesting travelers. Also, alcohol is allowed (and seemingly encouraged) throughout the Getaway Hostel, and Friday night felt like a makeshift BYOB party. There were guests there of all ages, and I would say for the most part guests were from outside the U.S.

The Getaway Hostel is located on a quiet street in Lincoln Park, with several bars and restaurants just a couple of blocks away in both directions. They have locks that you can buy for $5 if you'd like to place your bags in their lockers. (Which I did, thought they also have free luggage storage which I also took advantage of.) Breakfast is free every morning (if you can wake up before 9:30am), and they have a pool table and a piano in the common area. (Like I said, it was a party atmosphere.)

Also, if you need to recharge your "batteries" and zone out to some TV, there's a living room with a big TV and plenty of comfortable seating. (I enjoyed explaining the rules to American football to some Swedes staying in the hostel while watching the Saints beat down the Buccaneers.)

Overall, while I was bummed about the price for the private room, my experience at the Getaway Hostel was otherwise very positive. The staff was incredibly nice and down-to-earth, and really helpful when it came to recommending things to do in the area. A good choice if you're on a budget, but not nearly as cheap as you might expect.