Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614  show map
 2 stars
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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Featuring a sun terrace, a picnic area and a golf course, Chicago Getaway Hostel offers a souvenir shop, a designated area for smoking, an elevator, an ATM and a luggage storage as well. The hostel serves as an example of Georgian architecture in Chicago.

A 5-minute walk will take you to St. Clements Church, Biograph Theatre and Victory Gardens Theater. The property is about 5 minutes’ walk from Basil Leaf Cafe serving Italian and American dishes.

Midway airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hostel.

Rooms

The hostel offers 116 rooms featuring a laptop safe, individual climate control, satellite television, an iron with ironing board and a rollaway bed. Rooms are fitted with single beds, double beds and bunk beds. Rooms include access to private bathrooms. Bath sheets and guest toiletries are also available.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Chicago Getaway Hostel provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Services

Guests can use the on-site bicycles for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   116.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Souvenir shop
  • Vending machines
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Video games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614

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City Center
  • Chicago
    5.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    5.0 km
  • Millenium Station
    5.1 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    5.9 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Molly's Cupcakes (cuisine: American)
    290 m
  • Salvatore's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    190 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    116

Rooms and availability

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    Size: 9 m²
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      How to reach hostel

      hostel Chicago Getaway Hostel Chicago location
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      Hostel Address:

      616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Chicago
        5.6 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Ogilvie Transportation Center
        5.0 km
      • Millenium Station
        5.1 km
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        5.9 km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Molly's Cupcakes (cuisine: American)
        290 m
      • Salvatore's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
        190 m
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        116

      Chicago Getaway Hostel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Tourist-Dominican Republic - 600 m

      Places of interest

      • J. Parker - 1.5 km
      • The Vic Theatre - 1.6 km

      Amusement

      • Tilt - 700 m

      Historical sites

      • Boulevard System - 1.5 km

      Museums

      • Nature Museum - 800 m
      • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - 800 m
      • Peggy Notebaert Natural Museum - 800 m
      • Nature Museum of Chicago Acad - 900 m
      • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - 1.1 km
      • Institute Museum - 1.4 km

      Parks

      • Obsessive Compulsive Fndtn - 700 m
      • Lincoln Park Area - 700 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Transcendental Meditation - 600 m
      • Depaul University - 700 m
      • Depaul University Food Svc - 1.0 km
      • Coyne American Institute - 1.2 km
      • Jane Addams Ctr-Hull House - 1.4 km

      Theaters

      • Lincoln Hall - 400 m
      • Apollo Theater Chicago - 600 m
      • Briar street theatre - 1.3 km
      • Steppenwolf Theatre Company - 1.6 km
      • Steppenwolf Theatre Company - 1.6 km

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Children's Memorial Hospital - 200 m
      • Columbus Hospital - 400 m
      • Lincoln Park Hospital - 500 m
      • St Joseph Hospital - 1.0 km
      • Advocate Illinois Masonic Ctr - 1.1 km

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Public parking

      Local attractions

      • The Moody Church - 2.0 km
        1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
      • Boystown - 2.1 km
        Chicago, IL
      • 3639 Wrigley Field Rooftop - 2.5 km
        3639 N. Sheffield, Chicago
      • Chicago History Museum - 2.0 km
        1601 N Clark St, Chicago
      • International Museum of Surgical Science - 2.4 km
        1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

      Near the hostel

      • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - 720 m
        Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago
      • South Pond - 920 m
        Lincoln Park, Chicago
      • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.0 km
        2001 N Clark St, Chicago
      • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - 890 m
        2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago
      • Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences - 920 m
        Fullerton Pkwy. and Cannon Dr., Chicago
      • Lincoln Park - 1.1 km
        2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago

      Restaurants nearby

      • Molly's Cupcakes - 290 m

        Address: 2536 N Clark St.
        Phone: 773-883-7220

        76% likes this, based on 119 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 12

      • Basil Leaf Cafe - 270 m

        Address: 2460 N Clark St
        Phone: (773) 935-3388

        75% likes this, based on 41 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 38

      • Austrian Bakery - 270 m

        Address: 2523 N Clark Street
        Phone: 773-244-9922

        71% likes this, based on 47 reviews
        Cuisine: Austrian

      • Salvatore's Restaurant - 190 m

        Address: 525 W Arlington Pl
        Phone: 773-528-1200

        74% likes this, based on 34 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 28

      • The Meatloaf Bakery - 260 m

        Address: 2464 North Clark Street
        Phone: (773) 698-6667

        75% likes this, based on 41 reviews
        Cuisine: American

      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        116
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      Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel

      Average guest rating

      8.2out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 258 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        7.8

        The staff was great! very friendly and helpfull at any time!

        A bit far from the city... i.e, you need 10 min walk to the closest metro station, and a 15 min ride in the metro...

      • Single
        8.8

        I loved it here. Everyone was so nice and helpful and it was very close to everything. The only downside was noise outside the rooms, but thats to be expwcted in a hostel. I would prefer staying here over any hotel!

        The noise and the fact that you couldnt quietly close the doors to the rooms.

      • Couple
        10.0

        Heating a bit noisy, but overall it was perfect

      • Single
        6.6

        I liked the location of the hostel. I thought the front desk staff were friendly. There was a variety of nationalities of guests, which made my stay more interesting. The continental breakfast was good. Overall, the hostel was clean and bright.

        I didn't like a couple things. When I stayed in an 8-person dorm room there was no hand soap in the bathroom. The shower drain also kept backing up whenever I took a shower. I would also have liked to have a power outlet and small light on the wall near my bed so I could charge my phone and be able to see without having to turn on the main light and wake everyone up. On my last 2 nights, I stayed in a private room. My blanket had hair on it and a spot of what looked like food. It was also very small and rough and did cover all of me or the bed. For the price that the hostel charges for a private room (without a private bathroom) this is not good service.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        Location is very good, Lincoln park, especially zoo (everything is for free) is fantastic, shops at the Clark Street are very close to the hotel and it's very convenient! Hotel staff is very friendly! Free dinners at saturdays and especially Thanksgiving Day dinner were great! Breakfasts are monotonous (sandwiches, big plus for oranges and bananas), at last week was porridge every day and it was great.

        The rooms and especially bathroom are dirty. Ask the administration to clean the room and tell the room number, we didn't know it. In first, our radiator didn't work (was cold), when it did, it became very hot.

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        Friendly staff and nice common areas. The staff wee really nice and helpful.

        The sheets had hairs in them and the bathrooms were disgusting. Hair everywhere, chipped plaster, it felt dirty showering.

      • Single
        7.4

        Just wanted to say that I was happy living there.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        I liked the staff, the guys were very friendly and always polite.

      • Couple
        5.4

        It was a very social atmosphere, with their pub crawls, ect it'd be easy to meet friends. It was also secure and trendy.

        In the one bed, half bath, there's no desk! The room is also very cramped/small. The location is pretty far from the airport, magnificent mile and the train station, so I would book it if you want a social situation and to be close to a good amount of non-touristic restaurants.

      • Single
        9.2

        the hostel was great. large kitchen which you can use for your own food at any time, very good breakfast, staff was very friendly. i would highly recommend it to anyone.

        rooms should have better ventilation during the night.

      • Single
        3.8

        Hotel staff were friendly.

        There were a lot of party kids making noise late night. Some guests let randome strangers who didn't stay at this hostel enter this hostel building so it was not quite safe.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Very clean. Nice. Comfortable beds. Near Lincoln park. Good place to stay!!!

        Poor wifi in rooms. Anyway you can go to lobby to receive good wifi signal if you really need Internet access.

      • Single
        4.6

        Sex with strange girls. Promiscuous African-American bitches. Yummy bodies.

        A snoring guy in our room. That guy was on a farting streak for the whole night. Such a jackass! You shouldn't allow snoring ppl into dorms. That old guy was probably kicked out of his own flat by his wife.

      • Single
        9.2

        Great location, affordable rates, and well maintained. Probably the best hostel I've stayed in so far!

        There was a bug in the bathroom one day. Aside from that, everything else was excellent!

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        Good location and easy to access transport. Loved the bright colours.

        shower curtains doesn't stay put when someone walks past in girl's bathroom.

      How to reach hostel

      hostel Chicago Getaway Hostel Chicago location
      Show big map »

      Hostel Address:

      616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Chicago
        5.6 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Ogilvie Transportation Center
        5.0 km
      • Millenium Station
        5.1 km
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        5.9 km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Molly's Cupcakes (cuisine: American)
        290 m
      • Salvatore's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
        190 m
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        116