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I always enjoy staying here. It's a clean and safe place on a quiet street, close enough to the lakefront to walk there and close enough to the city to do the same (lovely walk down Clark past the Newberry Library and Historic Society for places to stop midway), but near enough to public transportation (the Red/Brown line and 22/36 buses) to ride there if you prefer. It's also a place where everyone regardless of age is made to feel welcome. Good food close by too ... from Lou Malnatti's pizza at Wentworth and Lincoln (best Chicago deep dish) to Nine Thai at Fullerton and Clark (crazy good noodle curry).

The staff were excellent on my most recent stay on June 28th.

Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, perfect location. Professional and friendly staff. Definitely will come again

The employees there’s are very nice. They keep up very well with cleanliness, even with this pandemic going on, they do a good job. if anyone is in Chicago I would strongly recommend to stay here. It’s very cheap for the stay there for each night and they have a breakfast bar!!

The common room and available facilities were awesome

Very Cheap staff enjoys visitors in trouble. Bathrooms are not cleaned. Sink had blood in it. Staff enjoys watching visitors doing work and takes pride in ordering them even it is very insulting to visitor. Parking is a big issue.

The hostel was incredibly clean. I loved the neighborhood as well. I will definitely stay there again shen in Chicago.

Rude staff, I felt very unwelcome at check-in and it made my weeklong stay very uncomfortable. The room had holes in the ceiling and walls. There is a gross smell in the kitchen and throughout the entire building. Room was to come with bean bag and we never saw it.

Smelled horrible, bathrooms so far from the room. bathroom disgusting

great rate, great location, clean, relatively quiet, highly recommend..

I've stayed in hundreds of hostels, this one gets the honor of being the worst. Truly impossible to sleep — and the staff were unwilling to help or care.

What an unexpected lodging option right in the heart of Lincoln Park!

W Arlington Pl Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lake Michigan
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center

Located in Lincoln Park within a short walk of Lake Michigan, Chicago Getaway Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Lincoln Park Zoo. This 119-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

The 119 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Chicago Getaway Hostel features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for USD 28 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and a terrace.

Room options

Quadruple Room

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed | Sleeps 4

Shared Dormitory

8 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 1

Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath

1 Double Bunk Bed | Sleeps 2

4 Mixed Dorm Bed

2 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Chicago Getaway Hostel

Everyone (28) Couples (1) Family (10)
5
Everyone

I always enjoy staying here. It's a clean and safe place on a quiet street, close enough to the lakefront to walk there and close enough to the city to do the same (lovely walk down Clark past the Newberry Library and Historic Society for places to stop midway), but near enough to public transportation (the Red/Brown line and 22/36 buses) to ride there if you prefer. It's also a place where everyone regardless of age is made to feel welcome. Good food close by too ... from Lou Malnatti's pizza at Wentworth and Lincoln (best Chicago deep dish) to Nine Thai at Fullerton and Clark (crazy good noodle curry).

By on Apr 27, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2022

Thanks for the positive response, Mark!

5
Everyone

The staff were excellent on my most recent stay on June 28th.

By on Jul 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2021

Thank you for your positive review! I'll be sure to pass this on to everyone to let them know their work is appreciated.

5
Everyone

Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, perfect location. Professional and friendly staff. Definitely will come again

By on Mar 16, 2021

5
Family

The employees there’s are very nice. They keep up very well with cleanliness, even with this pandemic going on, they do a good job. if anyone is in Chicago I would strongly recommend to stay here. It’s very cheap for the stay there for each night and they have a breakfast bar!!

By on Jan 23, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Dec 23, 2020

5
Friends

The common room and available facilities were awesome

By , from Wilmington, NC on May 20, 2020

5
Everyone

By on May 19, 2020

1
Everyone

By on Mar 14, 2020

1
Family Business Business

Very Cheap staff enjoys visitors in trouble. Bathrooms are not cleaned. Sink had blood in it. Staff enjoys watching visitors doing work and takes pride in ordering them even it is very insulting to visitor. Parking is a big issue.

By on Jan 25, 2020

5
Everyone

The hostel was incredibly clean. I loved the neighborhood as well. I will definitely stay there again shen in Chicago.

By on Oct 30, 2019

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