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1 room, 2 adults

Chicago Getaway Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614, United States of America

Georgian hostel within walking distance of Lincoln Hall
Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
Could use a good cleaning
726See all 726 reviews
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Chicago Getaway Hostel

from A$119
  • 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
  • 6 Mixed Dorm Bed

What’s around Chicago Getaway Hostel


  • In Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Lincoln Park - 38 min walk
  • Wrigley Field - 40 min walk
  • Lincoln Hall - 7 min walk
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park - 11 min walk
  • Briar Street Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Second City - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 28 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 3 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 5 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Diversy Station - 16 min walk
  • Armitage Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within a Chicago zip code will not be allowed to check in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the hostel

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
  • Year Built – 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’s small print

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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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 726 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great Value-OK Location-OK Stay
For the price - rock bottom - I've endured a lot worse. Great breakfast. Well maintained, if you don't notice the paint chipping on the stairs. The dorm had dismal lighting. The bathrooms are pretty far from the rooms. There was a persistent smell in the halls - not really unpleasant - it could have been cleaning product used. Public computers with free lightening fast Internet
Marianne, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
I’ve stayed in some bad hostels and this was not one of them. The room and bathroom were clean and the location was perfect. Free breakfast is always nice and this one had hard boiled eggs, which at a hostel free breakfast you never get. I did read reviews stating the water pressure wasn’t good so I was prepared for that. Let me tell you it wasn’t as bad as others stated (at least for my room). I would definitely stay here again
Helena, usFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Great location to Wrigley Ville. Staff working the
Great location to Wrigley Ville. Staff working they’re very friendly and cooperative and nice. The building is very clean.
Leonard, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
On a budget, this is the place!!
This hostel was perfect! Couple blocks away from DePaul University so a REALLY NICE neighborhood. Only a 9min walk to the ‘L’, so you are 15min from hotel to Wrigley and under 30min to downtown. You CANNOT beat the price and location and all the great amenities this place has for Chicago!! Staff is extremely helpful with everything.
Brad, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great neighborhood, fun stay!
Room was good! Roommates were great and a mix from other countries/cultures so that was fun! Liked the size of the common area and breakfast area. Was pretty busy but if you got out there early, wasn’t bad.
James, usOther trip

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