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Chicago Getaway Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Not only was the hostel clean, comfortable, and stylish but the service was top notch. I had great conversations with the staff members and anytime I needed anything they helped me with a smile. I never had to look up directions because they were happy to help get me to my location. I got to meet some great people while I stayed solo for five days.

Room Tip: Great views from the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Can't beat the price, location, atmosphere. The hostel itself was clean, modern, bright and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We had a private room with half bath which was perfect.
They had a Saturday night barbecue and it was a chance to meet everyone staying there.
Definitely will stay again!

Room Tip: pay the extra bit to have at least a half bath!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Luis Obispo, California
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

I had a very good experience staying at the hostel solo, in Chicago. Location was near a train station and shopping.

Room Tip: make reservations far in advance--let them know if you need a bottom bunk
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We got there and were updated to our own private room! The free breakfast and wi-fi is a nice touch. Not alot going on for the under 21 guests that cant go to the pubcrawls.. A bit frim the trainstation into the city.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I stayed in the Getaway last summer for 8 nights & it was the best idea I had all summer. The breakfasts are brilliant catering for everyone, the planned nights out and trips around the city are A1 with an outing everyday on a weekly planner. Great atmosphere. The BBQ's are fun and its a very social hostel. Will be back all the way from Ireland!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Property: Chicago Getaway Hostel
Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 59 Speciality Lodging in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,429 - ₹ 7,623
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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