Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
+1 773 929 5380

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Chicago Getaway Hostel
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About Chicago Getaway Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is home to Chicago Getaway Hostel. This hostel sets a new standard for those looking to connect with others while staying in a convenient location. Guests can start their day with a free breakfast along with partaking in weekly social events. A communal kitchen is available for meal preparation. Those who need to work find modern computers with free printing. Numerous spacious areas make it easy to connect with other guests looking for a social experience.

Guests can explore the area on the hostel’s complimentary bicycles. Lincoln Park Conservatory, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Lincoln Park are all located within a mile of this hotel. Located just one-half mile away, guests can visit the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Guests may want to visit the numerous taverns and wine bars located near this hostel. It is also easy for guests to get to see everything the Windy City has to offer including the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Most rooms at the Chicago Getaway Hostel are private with full, half or shared baths. Guests can also choose to stay in the dormitory-style rooms for a more communal experience. Private rooms offer a convenient workspace along with a comfortable beanbag-style chair. While most private rooms have a full bed some also have a bunk bed. Posh pads filled with party games accommodating up to eight guests are available.

This hotel offers a unique atmosphere for those looking for budget-friendly accommodations in Chicago.

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Amenities at Chicago Getaway Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Pool table


  • Shared kitchen
  • Breakfast included
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Books
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Streaming service
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Computer use available
  • Desk


  • Laundry facilities

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Tennis

Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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8.5 Very good
Pros:Location is excellent. Close to a beautiful church and tons of bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk. Price is super. Can’t beat $14/night.
Cons:Cleaner amenities.
9.1 Wonderful
Cons:Excellent location. Amazing staff. Incredible value for the money.
8.2 Very good
Pros:Amazing friendly staff. Excellent location. Great value for your dollar.
Cons:The whole place looks and feels dated. Can use a good thorough cleaning.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Convenient location
8.0 Very good
Pros:Need to improve on breakfast quality
3.1 Poor
Pros:That the hostel was close to boystown for pride weekend
Cons:The cleanliness of the whole hostel feels very run down and the bathrooms had spiders all over the place including tape all over some of the bathrooms. The breakfast was very poor only offering fruit and wheat bread. The air conditioning was also working sometimes but then didn’t work some other times. Worst hostel stay I’ve had so far traveling the country.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Great staff, clean public bathrooms, useful half bathroom in the dorm room.
Cons:Beds are a bit uncomfortable and very squeaky
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Nice staff, really helpful Close to public transportation
8.2 Very good
Pros:Clean and close to where my daughter lives. Lots of shopping and restaurants close by and an easy walk to Lake Michigan.
Cons:It was noisy on Friday night but better on Saturday night. The people were quieter. I only was able to get lukewarm water for a shower. Take your own bar of soap and a washcloth. There are none there.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Location is good near to public transportation Cleanliness is acceptable compared to the price Breakfast provided
Cons:Communication between the online booking and the actual staff was not clear. Sounds go through the walls


616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL 60614

What's nearby

  • Lincoln Park Zoo0.5 mi
  • Wrigley Field1.6 mi
  • Graceland Cemetery2.1 mi
  • 360 CHICAGO2.2 mi
  • Magnificent Mile2.4 mi
  • Chicago Riverwalk2.9 mi
  • Chicago Theater3 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center3.1 mi
  • Navy Pier3.2 mi
  • Cloud Gate3.2 mi
  • Millennium Park3.2 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail3.3 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Chicago Getaway Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Chicago Getaway Hostel, plan to stay on a Monday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Chicago Getaway Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $35, while the most expensive was $192.

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Distance to city center

3.6 mi

Nearest Airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

11.0 mi