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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
  • Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi
Great location
Best value for money
Quite clean
Room is all right

Chicago Getaway Hostel

from A$48
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Premium Crash Pads: Premium Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • 6 Mixed Dorm Bed
  • 4 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 (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 42 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 11 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 12 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 13 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 on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • 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)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Chicago Getaway Hostel’s small print

Also known as

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  • Hostel Getaway
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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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 7.8 From 963 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
November 24th stay.
I waited a while trying to get in. Once in, there wasn't anyone at the desk so I sat in the lobby and waited awhile when I decided to call the phone number for the hostel. The person came to the desk and answered the phone. She was fast and efficient and friendly. She said she had been there for 8 months. She gave me the key to room 109 and pointed in the direction, told me to go through the glass doors. She told me when breakfast was served. And, I was happy. I felt the room was a little warmer, but got some ice and fell asleep. I checked out at 10:30am, the next day. Excellent stay. Nice Kitchen. Great Value! I will be coming back.
Sabrina, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Zero Stars Manager problems
I feelt that i had to write this review beacuse in todays market its all about service. Unfortunantly the manager havent got any service traning. I wouldnt want to give the hostel manager namned Danny zero stars if tripadvisor would have that option. But it dont. Horrible experience were we refuse to honer his staffs decision. He doesnt listen to you and just have a very bad attitude and stuck up way. He will interupt you all the time and say he is right he wont give you a chance to explain. Because he is gods gift to earth and he wont listen at all. A manager that doesnt listen to the customers is a VERY bad representative of the company and the hostel. It was simple. Front desk personel agreed to refund the rest of the stay at the hostel since we had a very bad experience in the room. No problem the person working night was extremly helpful and kind. We got a paper confirmation from the front desk personel that the money was going to be refunded. The amount was 73 dollars. But then the money never came so i called the hostel to explain. This is when the problem started the manager refuse to honer his staffs refund and say he wouldnt give us anything. Even told me I was rude and interupted him!!!! Unbelivable ! He keept saying i used an american express and arguing about it. Fact is i dont even own an ae. Wouldnt for my life stay there again because or recommend anyone to do so. However you can always depend of hotels to help you out.Thank you hotels.
4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Not worth the $
We were only in town for one night and wanted a hotel, but everything was sold out (big medical conference). We've stayed in hostels in Europe, so we weren't expecting luxury. A few pros/way more cons: Pros: -Cute neighborhood setting -Bottom level common area is very inviting and nicely finished -Check-in/check-out is very easy Cons: -Dirty room and disgusting bathrooms. Our room's floor and windowsills hadn't been washed in who knows how long. Shared bathroom was a disgrace. The sink area appeared to never be scrubbed in the women's room. Puke all over one of the bathroom stalls in the men's room. No cleaning crew or staff in sight after check-in, so they're clearly not checking the cleanliness of the bathrooms on a regular basis. -No a/c in our unit (although from the outside you can see that others do?), no screen on the window, which let in bugs and meant that you had to keep the window open all night which is bad because: -SO MANY DRUNKS walking on the street. Two girls were seriously screaming and crying at 2:30 in the morning for what seemed like forever. Other random drunk people walking through the neighborhood as well. We got almost no sleep and if I lived in one of the very nice houses on this street I would be so unhappy every night. -Didn't expect the bed to be amazing, but it was so uncomfortable that we woke up multiple times from that as well. In our opinion, this is maybe worth $75 night, not over $150. Not worth what they charge.
P, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Better than anticipated
I snagged a really great two-night weekend deal for my buddy and I, as we were trying to find hotels in the area for a concert. Since I realized most hotels were stupid expensive in the area, this deal seemed almost...too good. I had no previous experience with hostels before, so we were both pleasantly surprised with how nice the area was and the hostel itself. The rooms were very clean and were keycard locked which was very comforting to me. The only thing I would have to complain about is the state of our bunk bed. I'm the type of person who can sleep comfortably everywhere, but the frame of the bunk was so unbelievably loud that it was hard to keep quiet just rolling over to my other side. Aside from that, everything about our stay worked out very well and I would not hesitate to consider them again.
Jared, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Always A Great Place To Crash
I always stay in one of their prvate Crash Pads, using the communal bathrooms, and I've had great experiences each and every time. It's the perfect place to sleep and shower, and it's near loads of shops, restaurants, & pubs. (Be sure to stop at Molly's Cupcakes!) It's not far from Lincoln Park attractions, and it's near subwbay and multiple bus lines--just a quick bus ride on the 22 N Clark St to Wrigley Field or The Vic Theater!. The staff is always helpful and I always have just what I need there. I highly recommend if you are just looking for something simple. Notes: If you stay in one of the Crash Pads like I do, be sure to bring your own shampoo etc as there is none provided; there is a Walgreens nearby if you need anything. Also: that Walgreens sells what are called Ventra cards, which are used for Chicago's transit system (CTA). You can load up these cards with passes and/fares to make using the buses and subway much easier--all you do is wave it over the designated spot and wait for the tone. I strongly reccommend using this card service! The card costs $5 up front, but this $5 is put into your Ventra account once you register your card. The card is good for ages (at least 4 years, to my understanding) and they will alert you when the card is to expire and send you a replacement. It's a great system and makes it so much easier to get to attractions around the city without having to pay crazy amounts for parking or distance cab fare. Ventra is a lifesaver!
Mindy, usOther trip

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