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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Unpleasant, rude and unhelpful lady at the check in desk. Also despite having enquired about lost items never received the promised return phone call and never saw the missing items again. Very unlikely to stay here again

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Good morning heathercP9473BW: Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm sorry to read that you had an unpleasant experience with our front desk team. Our goal is to be the best of the best in staff and service. Please reach out to one of our managers and we'll be happy to research your missing item inquiry. Many thanks, Mat...

East Liberty, Ohio
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our family suite had double bed, bunk bed, newly remodeled shower/bathroom, frig, and microwave. Internet reception in our basement room was slow but must be faster on the main floor. Beautiful neighborhood within walking distance to restaurants, Lincoln Park Zoo, Briar Theater (Blue Man Group), and a convenient Uber ride to popular Chicago tourist destinations.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the Getaway Hostel. Stayed in a private room with 3 other friends and socialised in the public areas either watching the tv or playing pool. Place was clean, tidy and the breakfast was plentiful! Would recommend and definitely use again!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Comfy beds, spacious rooms, free breakfast and was clean!! Short walk to the free Lincoln park zoo and also to the train station to take you to the main sights. Wifi was rubbish but I didn't stay here for that. Showers were shared but they were also clean and decent

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Mat M, Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Bronagh M, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, our staff is grateful for your terrific summary- we sincerely hope to accommodate you again. Best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Aranjuez
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good experience, nice place... I love this hostel :) Anyway it is a hostel, and the rate are high for the type of lodging, but you have to understand in summer the demand in Chicago is important. Just a problem with airconditioner compressor... the sound is loud, they should fix it.

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Mat M, Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

jdelatorrea- Thank you for your recent feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manger

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice and simple breakfast which is filling enough, near from busstop, safe neighborhood, clean room with restroom(not that clean)/ slow wifi, little bit far from station, entrance stairs you have to go up with your luggage.. Overall it was good!

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Hi 다연 김- Thank you for your review. We are happy see that you enjoyed our hostel. We hope that next time we treat you to a 5 star experience! Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here for 2 days, highly recommend it. In a great part of town near to the station and to Wrigley Field. Staff are friendly and rooms are clean. The hostel appears to have great deals for the tourist attractions too

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Hi Jon C: Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Our team is thrilled you enjoyed our location and facility. We hope to see you again! All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 August 2016

i enjoyed my stay at the Getaway and the staff was wonderful especially Danny who gave us the names of so many wonderful places to see and restaurants to eat at. He certainly was very instrumental in making our stay in Chicago very memorable especially for my friend from Montreal who was visiting Chicago for the first time.

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Hello Dennis W- Our team is grateful for your spectacular review. Also, thanks for highlighting Danny, he is a tremendous asset to our staff. We sincerely hope that you visit us again in the future. All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Just needed a place to sleep & shower... This place was the cheapest to stay at within walking distance of Wrigley. Staff was great to deal with, hostel was well maintained room was clean. Parking & sharing a bathroom was a little inconvenient?!

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Hi Bret P, Thank you for your recent review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our location. All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun!! Ten of us seven in one room three in another,great economical way to get a bunch of you together!!! It was great!!! Breakfast included totally within walking distance of alot of downtown. My niece played at the tonic room so we all walked! Wonderful people at the desk!

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Hi Suerivera- Thank you very much for your glowing review. It was awesome to accommodate your party, and our staff hopes to see you in the future! Thanks again, Vincent Sassana Assistant Manager

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Affordable Style in Chicago's Chic Lincoln Park Located in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. Policies once etched in stone are being cast aside in favor of fresher, friendlier approach. Membership fees are out and hotel-like amenities are in at this stately 1928 Georgian Revival landmark that, ironically, returns to its early 20th century roots as a boardinghouse for women. Today, all guests are welcome to enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, free linens, free housekeeping, a 24/7 chef-caliber kitchen and a BYOB policy. Add nightly events like pub crawls, brewery tours and barbecues and it's easy to see why Chicago Getaway is fast becoming the city's favorite spot for affordable short-term and extended-stay accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: ₹ 1,744 - ₹ 11,873 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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“The room 4 bed had alot of room not a bad choice for me.”
 of 5 bubbles tracyc636, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to take the rooms with the less persons, you'll sleep even better.”
 of 5 bubbles Sparthie, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
 of 5 bubbles bugboyblack, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You have to turn the heating on manually, which we did not know but figured out.”
 of 5 bubbles Montrealanne, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“options for a television for families with younger children a way to control the heat and better sleeping options.”
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