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Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America

1.5-star1.5 stars
616 W Arlington PlChicagoIL60614United States of America, (02) 8228 1927

Georgian hostel within easy reach of Wrigley Field
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Good internet service
Quite clean
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Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America

from A$31
  • Bunk Beds: Mixed Dormitory
  • Premium Crash Pads: Premium Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 119 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1928
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

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This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 100 miles of the property will not be allowed to check-in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America


  • In Lincoln Park
  • Wrigley Field - 37 min walk
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Lincoln Park - 38 min walk
  • Lincoln Hall - 7 min walk
  • Kingston Mines - 8 min walk
  • Apollo Theater Chicago - 11 min walk
  • Saint Joseph Hospital - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 37 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 8 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 10 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 11 min drive
  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Diversy Station - 17 min walk
  • Armitage Station - 20 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 672 reviews

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America
Decent place, nice location
I booked because I wanted something affordable yet close to downtown. The price was perfect and I knew it wouldn't be a quiet hotel room nor would it be fancy. It was as expected. The shared bathroom was clean, the walls were paper-thin and the staff was very friendly. The location is good - there is a bus stop two blocks from the hostel that gets you downtown in about 20 minutes, the red line train is about a 10 minute walk away plus there are variety of restaurants and bars within a 15 minute walk. The breakfast is very simple - oatmeal/porridge, cold cereal, apples and bananas and coffee. I didn't stay long enough to take advantage of the kitchen but it looked to be well equipped. Be aware that there are linens and towel but toiletries are not provided. As long as you know you're staying in a hostel and not a hotel, it was a good value for the money.
Natasha, us2 night trip
Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America
Very Good8.0
Weekend Engagement
For the price and location, it was barrette good deal. There wasn't any room control of the thermostat, so I was at the mercy of the building. There weren't any wash cloths in my private room but there were towels. Glad I brought my own, I didn't know what to expect. The check in desk was very friendly. I did have to park up the block and around the corner. Parking was not ideal.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America
Great place to visit, definitely will do again!!
easy to check in, the room had everything we needed, except a shower, but showering was down the hall, not a problem at all. we had a great time! positive atmosphere, could talk with other guests from all over the world, and their amazing adventure. make sure to keep track of how you are going to get to the hostel and into the city. the train is not far from the hostel, if you use the bikes, make sure you know what roads are one way and where the next bike station is for you to drop the bikes off at. My wife felt very safe the entire time we were around the Hostel, we walked north, south, east, and west of the Hostel itself and we never felt like we had a problem
Maxx, us3 night trip
Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America
Fine except for bugs
This room would have been good but there were bugs all over. To clarify, these were NOT bedbugs, just bugs on the floor. We probably smashed at least 30. This was the only issue, everything else with the stay was fine. Hopefully they will take care of this. If it wasn't for the bug issue I would give it a 4 star rating.
Christine, us1 night trip with friends
Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America
Good, but cold.
Overall, a nice location paired with good amenities and a good lounge/kitchen. However, my co-ed room did NOT have sufficient heating, and I was freezing the entire time I visited in March. Their WiFi was also extremely slow and could barely load webpages from my room.
Lawrence, us3 night trip

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Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, United States of America

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