Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614 US near Exit 48a on I-94 (~1.5mi)
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2.0 Star Property In Chicago (Lincoln Park)
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06/28/2022 - 06/29/2022
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Verified Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great place to stay."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Clean, quiet and great location.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Apr-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 22 to Sun Apr 24 2022 at a $95.20 average nightly rate.
"Bad"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I canceled my reservation and I spoke to the hostel and they said they were not going to make any charges and they ended up charging me, they are only liars, I do not recommend them.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
05-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 03 to Mon Jul 05 2021 at a $72.09 average nightly rate.
"Bad facilities and no private bathroom."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I got recommended by the agent on hotelplanner.com about this hostel but did not get noticed that there was no private bathroom. I would not com back to this place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 11 to Wed Jun 12 2019 at a $71.10 average nightly rate.
"Clean, efficient, accessible, friendly and reasonably priced."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I would give it a 5/5. All was above expectations except the oatmeal on the second day; first day it was perfect and the second morning it was like glue. Other than that small set-back, it was a fun place to stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 16 to Sun May 18 2014 at a $124.50 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good budget hostel. Located near shopping areas and has easy access to public transportation. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Service

93/100
283 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Value

92/100
127 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Location

91/100
294 reviews

Great location. Near enough to the city centre, with great sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Close to public transport and the train. Parking is rare. Standard parking prices.

Vibe

85/100
70 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Modern hostel. Fine for a budget trip. Suitable for solo travelers. Nice hostel.

Amenities

85/100
115 reviews

Excellent terrace and entrance area.

Breakfast

84/100
143 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Cleanliness

83/100
179 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Clean facilities.

Food

82/100
27 reviews

Delicious food.

WiFi

78/100
14 reviews

Good internet service. Average wifi quality.

Room

55/100
300 reviews

Rooms are outdated and have beds described by guests as uncomfortable. Small but clean bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem. People dislike the TVs, A/C, and furniture.

Comfort

44/100
174 reviews

Poor comfort, small bathrooms, and inadequate A/C and beds. Average noise and size.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Pleasant entrance area. Great shopping.

Value

95/100
25 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Service

94/100
67 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

Location

90/100
70 reviews

Great location near shopping and public transport.

Amenities

88/100
33 reviews

Pleasant entrance area.

Breakfast

85/100
30 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Vibe

85/100
23 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Relatively modern hostel.

Cleanliness

85/100
36 reviews

Clean facilities. Clean rooms.

Food

79/100
8 reviews

Delicious food.

Room

56/100
59 reviews

Average-sized rooms, poorly maintained with subpar beds and bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

47/100
33 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds. Average noise and size.

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from couples.

Fair breakfast prices. Clean bathroom.

Service

94/100
38 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

92/100
48 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

Value

91/100
22 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Amenities

90/100
18 reviews

Great amenities.

Food

85/100
5 reviews

Delicious food.

Breakfast

83/100
24 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Vibe

83/100
8 reviews

Awesome vibe.

Cleanliness

82/100
26 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Clean facilities.

Room

50/100
53 reviews

Small rooms, complaints about the beds. Clean but generally poor bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

37/100
33 reviews

Small rooms with subpar beds, lacking comfort but not too loud.

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from families.

Wonderful sightseeing. Friendly service.

Service

93/100
28 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

92/100
37 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Parking is rare.

Value

91/100
15 reviews

Best value for money.

Breakfast

86/100
15 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

84/100
16 reviews

Clean rooms. Clean facilities.

Amenities

83/100
14 reviews

Great amenities.

Room

48/100
32 reviews

Rooms, bathrooms and beds are inadequate. Clean rooms. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

46/100
13 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds have issues with comfort.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great location. Great amenities.

Location

91/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Service

89/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

51/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good budget hostel. Located near shopping areas and has easy access to public transportation. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Service

93/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Location

89/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Room

42/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Comfort

40/100
7 reviews

More comfort would be nice.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good budget hostel. Located near shopping areas and has easy access to public transportation. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Value

93/100
102 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Service

93/100
210 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Location

91/100
214 reviews

Great location. Near enough to the city centre, with great sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Close to public transport and the train. Parking is rare. Standard parking prices.

Amenities

85/100
93 reviews

Excellent terrace and entrance area.

Breakfast

85/100
103 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Cleanliness

84/100
142 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Clean facilities.

Vibe

83/100
51 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Modern hostel.

Food

82/100
17 reviews

Delicious food.

WiFi

74/100
12 reviews

Good internet service. Average wifi quality.

Room

57/100
231 reviews

Rooms are outdated and have beds described by guests as uncomfortable. Small but clean bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem. People dislike the TVs, A/C, and furniture.

Comfort

41/100
129 reviews

Poor comfort, small bathrooms, and inadequate A/C and beds. Average noise and size.

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Pleasant entrance area. Great shopping.

Value

95/100
20 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Service

95/100
49 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

Location

93/100
52 reviews

Great location near lots of shopping.

Amenities

87/100
28 reviews

Pleasant entrance area.

Cleanliness

85/100
29 reviews

Clean facilities. Clean rooms.

Vibe

84/100
15 reviews

Awesome vibe. Pleasant entrance area. Friendly atmosphere.

Breakfast

84/100
22 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Room

54/100
49 reviews

Poorly maintained, so-so rooms. Small rooms with complaints about beds and bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

45/100
29 reviews

Small rooms with subpar beds, lacking comfort but not too loud.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from couples.

Fair breakfast prices. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Service

94/100
26 reviews

Friendly service.

Value

93/100
16 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Location

92/100
31 reviews

Great location.

Amenities

89/100
15 reviews

Great amenities.

Breakfast

86/100
15 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

Vibe

84/100
7 reviews

Awesome vibe.

Cleanliness

82/100
20 reviews

Clean rooms and bathrooms. Clean facilities.

Room

52/100
35 reviews

Average room size and poor beds. Clean but generally poor bathrooms. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

37/100
21 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds. Average noise and size.

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from families.

Wonderful sightseeing. Friendly service.

Service

93/100
21 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

91/100
24 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy.

Value

90/100
10 reviews

Best value for money.

Cleanliness

87/100
13 reviews

Clean rooms. Clean facilities.

Breakfast

84/100
9 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Amenities

84/100
11 reviews

Great amenities.

Room

51/100
25 reviews

Rooms are decent and clean, but bathrooms are subpar and beds are uncomfortable. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

45/100
9 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds.

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great location. Great amenities.

Location

91/100
6 reviews

Great location.

Service

88/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

51/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good budget hostel. Located near shopping areas and has easy access to public transportation. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Service

95/100
49 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

Value

93/100
15 reviews

Best value for money.

Location

90/100
49 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

Amenities

86/100
17 reviews

Great amenities.

Vibe

84/100
15 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Modern hostel.

Breakfast

83/100
27 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

79/100
28 reviews

Clean facilities. Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Comfort

43/100
27 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds. Average noise and size.

Room

42/100
49 reviews

Rooms, bathrooms and beds are inadequate. Fine room size and cleanliness.

Rated 90/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Friendly atmosphere. Awesome vibe.

Service

94/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

88/100
12 reviews

Great location.

Breakfast

85/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

83/100
5 reviews

Clean.

Vibe

82/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe.

Room

49/100
10 reviews

Poor rooms and bathrooms.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from families.

Clean. Friendly service.

Service

93/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Location

91/100
10 reviews

Great location.

Breakfast

87/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Room

40/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great amenities. Tasty breakfast.

Service

94/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Location

91/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Breakfast

81/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Room

44/100
9 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Comfort

44/100
6 reviews

Lacking in comfort, but noise level is acceptable.

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good budget hostel. Located near shopping areas and has easy access to public transportation. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Service

92/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

Location

91/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Room

50/100
5 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

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Property Description

With a stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel in Chicago (Lincoln Park), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake Michigan. This hostel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Wrigley Field and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Michigan Avenue.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Make yourself at home in one of the 119 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include desks, housekeeping is provided on request, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Kingston Mines - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Lincoln Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Lincoln Park Conservatory - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
DePaul University-Lincoln Park - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Lake Michigan - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Park West - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Saint Joseph Hospital - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Briar Street Theatre - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Second City - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Chicago History Museum - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Vic Theatre - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Athenaeum Theatre - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Theater Wit - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
North Avenue Beach - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi

The nearest airports are:
Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 25.1 km / 15.6 mi
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 26.1 km / 16.2 mi
Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 37.5 km / 23.3 mi

The preferred airport for Chicago Getaway Hostel is Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD).

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. This Georgian hostel also features concierge services, a television in a common area, and a picnic area.

Green Sustainability

We have a recycling program.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Books
  • Uncovered parking
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach nearby
  • Free breakfast
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1928
  • Total number of rooms - 119
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Daily
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Terrace
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

Shuttle Transportation through Airport Express, see below. Taxi's are available at the baggage area at both Midway and O'Hare airports. Prices vary based on traffic. You can expect to pay from ORD about $25-35 and from Midway about $40. Public Transportation is also available and can be found on Transit Chicago . Com

Local Shuttle Info: We do not provide airport transportation. Continental Airport Express provides shuttle transportation. Their contact info:1.888.2THEVANwww.airportexpress.com

Breakfast Information

Free, Continental.Three types of cereal, bagels, toast, croissants, oatmeal, fresh fruit and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pets not allowed

No Pets

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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