Chicago Getaway

616 West Arlington PlaceChicago60614USA
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About Chicago Getaway

Looking for an affordable yet stylish hostel in the Windy City? The Chicago Getaway Hostel is located in a 1928 historic brick building near the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood, providing easy access to all the city has to offer.

Guests can stay in private or shared accommodations. Rooms feature ceiling fans, seasonal air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Small refrigerators are available for a fee and dormitory-style rooms provide lockers.

Enjoy bike rental, a TV room, music room complete with guitars and amps, computer stations with complimentary printing, free luggage storage and an on-site guest laundry. Take part in a weekend barbecue and pub crawl, or enjoy relaxing on the outdoor patio. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer.

Cook up dinner in the communal kitchen and be sure to take advantage of the hostel's free continental breakfast.

Chicago Getaway Hostel is six minutes walking distance away from Lincoln Park and a 10-minute stroll to the nearest CTA train system.


616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA
Telephone: +1(773)9295380 | Fax: +1(773)6655485 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great location in quiet neighborhood.

You will enjoy the quietness of the neighborhood this clean and beautiful hostel is situated in. Another perk, despite the quiet environment, is the fact that Chicago Getaway is just minutes away from all the action of the city. A CTA line is within walking distance of the hostel and the Lincoln Park Zoo is just a few blocks away.

Good vibes, good staff.

Guests have complimented staff members on their outgoing and helpful attitudes. The hostel has a laid-back feel and employees organize social events such as barbecues, pub crawls and several other planned activities, which visitors say they have enjoyed participating in. A few guests have also said the service at Chicago Getaway is similar to what one would expect at a higher end hotel.

Fantastic amenities.

Visitors love all the amenities this hostel has to offer, including perks such as free luggage storage, lockers, reading room, computer corner, meeting room, outdoor patio, large kitchen, nice lobby area and free Wi-Fi.

Negative Reviews

Just OK beds.

Some visitors have mentioned the beds could be better as they could feel the springs through the mattresses while trying to sleep; beds are also a little shaky.

Beware the basement.

A few people have complained about a room located on the basement floor. This room has poor air circulation and no windows and it has been suggested to avoid booking in this room if you can.

A little maintenance could be in order.

There have been limited negative comments about upkeep in rooms and other areas, mostly geared toward the bathrooms and showers.

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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    9.2 /10
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    8.7 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 4939 reviews