$70 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 30, 2015 Check-out: Apr 2, 2015

Chicago Getaway Hostel

1 star
View map of 616 West Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
36 reviews
Great trip

That's a very good hotel, cheap and clean, the service is excellent. Also this hotel is not far... See full review

  • Weihua T.
  • Jan 25, 2015
Oh they get a piano

Chicago was unbearably cold at that point so I spent most of my time in the hotel. I would say it`s... See full review

  • Yinlong S.
  • Jan 14, 2015

Chicago Getaway Hostel has the friendly atmosphere of a hostel with the style, comfort and service of a boutique hotel. Meeting other travelers is easy in our spacious, modern common areas, gourmet kitchen and outdoor patio. Our newly renovated rooms offer a choice of dorm accommodations or private rooms - many with en-suite baths.

We are located in a youthful neighborhood near hundreds of bars and restaurants, just a short walk from Chicago's lakefront beaches and within quick and easy reach of the city's most popular attractions.

At Chicago Getaway Hostel, we encourage our guests to mingle and have a great time. We allow alcohol and host an array of weekly guest events, including our free weekend bar-b-ques, pub crawls, blues club tour and much more.

Best of all, we really know Chicago and love helping our guests experience the city from a local's perspective. Stay with us and see why Chicago Getaway Hostel is the most popular and highest-rated hostel in Chicago.

We have limited parking available for $28 per night.

We don't charge hidden membership fees.

Taxes of 16.4% will be added to the listed room rate.

Please note this property is NOT handicap accessible.

Guests who have a zip code that begins with "60" are unable to stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel.

THINGS TO NOTE: - We welcome guests from everywhere outside of a postal code beginning with a 60 zip code. - At check in, guests must present a valid Passport or Government Issued ID. - Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. - Guests under 18 permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented.

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Chicago Getaway Hostel Rooms

Room w/ Private bath
These private rooms have a full bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink.Not wheelchair accessible.
En-Suite Dormitory
These rooms range in size from 6-8 people. These rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Not wheelchair accessible.
Premium Dormitory
These dormitories feature 4 beds only. These rooms used our shared bathroom facilities and do not have en-suite bathrooms. Not wheelchair accessible.
Shared Bath - Private Room
These are private rooms that do not have a bathroom within. Bathroom facilities are just down the hall.Not wheelchair accessible.
Half Bath - Private Room
These private rooms have a sink and toilet but no shower. Shower facilities are just down the hall. Not wheelchair accessible.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Biograph Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Victory Gardens Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Peggy Notebaert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Alumni Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Lincoln Park: 0.5 mi
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: 0.7 mi
  • Second City: 0.7 mi
  • Steppenwolf Theatre: 1 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.1 mi
  • History Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Wrigley Field: 1.6 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 1.8 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 1.8 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.9 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 2 mi
  • Biograph Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Victory Gardens Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Peggy Notebaert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Alumni Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Lincoln Park: 0.5 mi
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: 0.7 mi
  • Second City: 0.7 mi
  • Steppenwolf Theatre: 1 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.1 mi
  • History Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Wrigley Field: 1.6 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 1.8 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 1.8 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.9 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 2 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 2 mi
  • Polish Museum of America: 2.1 mi
  • Water Tower: 2.2 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 2.2 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 2.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 2.3 mi
  • Seneca Park: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 2.4 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 2.4 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 2.5 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 2.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 2.7 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 2.7 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 2.7 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 2.7 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 2.8 mi
  • Marina City: 2.8 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 2.9 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 3 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 3 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 3 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 3 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 3 mi
  • City Hall: 3.1 mi
  • Museum of Holography: 3.1 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 3.1 mi
  • Opera House: 3.1 mi
  • Children Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Macys: 3.1 mi
  • Navy Pier: 3.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our meeting facilities comfortably sit 15 guests. Meeting room availability and rates can be requested through hostel management.

Dining

Del Seoul
Del Seoul is a Korean fusion restaurant and a staff favorite. Known for Bah mi sandwiches and Korean tacos.
Meatloaf Cafe
Meatloaf cafe is a boutique carry-out restaurant with all sorts of meatloaf inspired cupcakes.
Clarks
Clark's Diner is a local favorite. Open for Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner. Nice menu.
Basil Leaf Cafe
Italian restaurant with great atmosphere. It's located 1.5 blocks away!
Weiners Circle
A well known Chicago hot dog joint offering great Chicago Dog's and service to remember. The best part is that it's only 4 blocks away!
Hema's Kitchen
The best Indian cuisine in Chicago. Hema's kitchen is located 2.5 blocks from the hostel.
Bourgeouis Pig
Local cafe serving great espresso drinks and sandwiches with great outdoor patio.
5 Guys Burgers & Fries
A great American Burger chain. It's located 2.5 blocks from the hostel.
Panes Bread Cafe
Panes is a great Italian bakery and restaurant located 1.2 miles away or just one stop on tbe brown line train. It's cash only and always a good choice!
Chicago's Dog House
A great hot dog and sandwich shop located 2 blocks away on Fullerton.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for Chicago Getaway Hostel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weihua T.
Business
Ann Arbor
Jan 25, 2015

Great trip

That's a very good hotel, cheap and clean, the service is excellent. Also this hotel is not far from famours places of Chicago, such as Navy pier, Lincon park zoo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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5
5.01.0
Yinlong S.
Business
Chengdu
Jan 14, 2015

Oh they get a piano

Chicago was unbearably cold at that point so I spent most of my time in the hotel. I would say it`s pretty good for value. Warm room, spacious bed and kitchen. Sometimes there are free drinks and food so I did not have to buy. The most amazing thing is that they got a grand piano. It would be better if it was in good condition. Strongly suggest have it repaired.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
Infrequent cheap biz trvr
Business
Seattle
Dec 29, 2014

Good hostel

Good hostel. cheap and good location. good breakfast. private room was fine

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
Infrequent cheap biz trvr
Business
Seattle
Dec 16, 2014

Good hostel

Good hostel. cheap and good location. good breakfast. private room was fine

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Caltech alum
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Aug 17, 2014

Not a grungy hostel

I had a private, double room with a private bath. This felt more like a hotel than a hostel. Perfect location for northside stays.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ricky2
Business
Lille
Aug 9, 2014

i'll come back

Perfect location, pro welcome, mostly young guests

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Danyell and John Couple
Business
St. Louis, MO
Jul 30, 2014

Terrible getaway

The rooms were misrepresented. I didn't even have soap to wash my hands with in my room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kaydubz
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 4, 2012

awesome hostel

First time in a hostel, got a private room since I was here for interviews. Otherwise you will be sharing with multiple other people. Many awesome events (pub crawl, going to the zoo, dinners), and ended up meeting and going out with tons of interesting people. Great experience! The room is basically just a closet and a bunk bed with a desk. Wireless only is strong enough in the lobby

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scottilla the hun
Business
Minneapolis
Nov 29, 2012

great value

I had a great time, this was my first time at a hostel and it was a lot like the army or college dorm setting. The staff were fantastic and the other guests were fun and interesting. I had a hard time spending a ton of money for a place to sleep and this was a perfect alternative. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who likes to travel and have a neet experience doing it. I was there on business so I really couldn't hang around and visit but next time I will make time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bizman2012
Business
Irving, TX
Oct 30, 2012

Worst place to stay

This is a horrible hotel. No Business traveler should ever stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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