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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The ONLY thing keeping me from giving a 5 was the coffee machine was down all weekend. Overall, everything was exceptional! I was surprised the rates were much higher than when I was there in November. I chalked it up to air and water show / pearl Jam weekend.

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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel! We appreciate your business and hope we can serve you even better on your next visit to Chicago!

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Chicago was an amazing city except for our stay at Chicago getaway hostel ! The bunk beds are really uncomfortable. Rickety with a slanting mattress. The restrooms are very inconveniently located...one on one end and the other diagonally opposite in such a way that you have to walk around the entire floor to reach it ! The breakfast on day...

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

Good morning Tasneem S: Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We strive for 5 stars each time - and we're sorry we fell short. Our staff works hard to provide the best in hostel accommodations - and to provide the most hotel like experience, while still being a hostel. We'd like to make your experience...

Jenison
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My only issue is that the beds were very squeaky and the walls were not totally sound proof. I sleep pretty well so it wasn't a big problem for me, but if you are someone who moves around a lot when you are sleeping or someone who doesn't sleep like a rock, then you might want to get a solo...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was satisfied with the room size and quality such as control of the room temperature or bed making. Also, the location was excellent in the Chicago. I think that street was safe enough to walk at night and it was convenient to go to the station.

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Hi 223hana- Thank you very much for your resplendent review, we would be thrilled to host you again in the future. All the best, Vincent Sassana Assistant General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 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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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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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

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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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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: $42 - $234 (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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“Cost effective”
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“stop being a control freak...lol”
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“The room 4 bed had alot of room not a bad choice for me.”
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“Try to take the rooms with the less persons, you'll sleep even better.”
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“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
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