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Chicago Getaway Hostel

3,939 reviews
+1 773-929-5380

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Airport Shuttle
Business Center

Adventure Meets Affordability at the Chicago Getaway Hostel

What Do the Rooms Include?

The Chicago Getaway Hostel has both private and shared rooms to fit the needs of budget travelers or backpackers in the greater Chicago area. All rooms are very clean and include complimentary wireless Internet, lockers and luggage storage, and free linens. Private rooms come in a variety of options that include shared bathroom, private half-bathrooms, and private full-bathrooms. Dorm rooms range from four to twelve beds a room, and guests can choose based on availability. 

What Amenities Are Available?

Chicago Getaway Hostel offers a variety of amenities to guests, either complimentary or with a small fee. The hostel provides ironing boards, on-site laundry services, secured key card access, and a guest kitchen open 24 hours. The building has elevators, and outdoor patio, minifridges, computer stations, and free breakfast. Guests can also enjoy weekly social events put on by the hostel, and convenient access to the best public transportation the city can offer.

What Are the Rates Like?

Among Chicago hotels, rates at the Chicago Getaway Hostel are very affordable, starting at only $30 per night. Dorm styled rooms are cheaper than private rooms, and all prices fluctuate with the season. The hostel also offers different rates for extended stays, which visitors can get from the hostel staff. 

What's the Bottom Line?

The Chicago Getaway Hostel has both great rooms and great service for any budget conscious traveler, backpacker, or student visiting the city. There are several styles of rooms that offer a different range of privacy at different prices, but all at an affordable price. Guests can enjoy all the amenities of a hotel, either at no cost or at a small nominal fee.

The hostel has a created a fabulous environment for guests to meet one another, explore the city, and be adventurous and independent during their travels. 


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Lincoln Park
616 W Arlington Pl
Chicago, IL 60614
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User Highlights
"Gorgeous neighborhoods" "Excellent transport links"
Near to public transport, according to 90%.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Value for money
"Excellent value for the money" "Great cheap place to stay"
98% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Staff were friendly and helpful" "Staff was amazing"
75% said the reception staff was great.
"Excellent facilities" "Spacious common areas"
82% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
82% complained about the elevator.
"Gluten free bagels" "Cheap cereals"
98% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Free popcorn machine" "New choices of food"
For 52%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
Unclean dining area, according to 53%.
"Free Internet Wi-Fi" "Free laptop"
51% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Clean premises" "Clean place."
52% said rooms were dirty.
59% said the bathroom was dirty.
"Spacious Walk in shower" "Private double rooms"
61% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
For only 67%, the noise level was all right.
"No Toilet paper" "Blanket too thin"
64% complained about the bathroom.
52% said rooms were dirty.

Good to know...

Bathroom needs cleaning
Bathroom could be optimized
Close to public transport
Rooms could be cleaner
Expert Reviews
Time Out
Guests are greeted with an American, Illinois and Chicago flag, welcoming travelers to the windy city.
Lonely Planet
The Getaway Hostel gets points for trying, thanks to new management that’s doing its best to spruce up the once-dingy budget stalwart.
Rough Guide
Easy-going hostel close to loads of good bars and Wrigley Field, with segregated dorms ($25–31) and private rooms (1–3) with and without en-suite facilities. Open 24hr.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Business Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 25 per day