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Chicago Getaway Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614, United States of America

Georgian hostel within walking distance of Lincoln Hall
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,924 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Best value for money
Room is all right
Could use a good cleaning

Chicago Getaway Hostel

from £23
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Premium Crash Pads: Premium Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath
  • 6 Mixed Dorm Bed

What’s around Chicago Getaway Hostel


  • In Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (19-minute walk)
  • Lincoln Park (38-minute walk)
  • Wrigley Field (40-minute walk)
  • Lincoln Hall (7-minute walk)
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park (11-minute walk)
  • Briar Street Theatre (20-minute walk)
  • Second City (25-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 28-min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station 3-min drive
  • Millennium Station 5-min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 6-min drive
  • Fullerton Station 10-min walk
  • Diversy Station 16-min walk
  • Armitage Station 20-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within a Chicago zip code will not be allowed to check in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1928
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Chicago Getaway Hostel’s small print

Also known as

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  • Hostel Getaway
  • Chicago Getaway Hotel Chicago
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  • Chicago Getaway Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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  • Getaway Hostel
  • Chicago Getaway
  • Chicago Getaway Hotel Chicago
  • Chicago Getaway Hostel Chicago
  • Chicago Getaway Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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  • Hostel Chicago Getaway


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 895 reviews

Good 6.0
Good location and price
This hostel is cheap and well located, and that alone should encourage people to give it a try. It’s priced fairly for what it is. I stayed once before in a dorm room and thought it was great. However, this visit was largely disappointing. I tried about ten of the shared showers and couldn’t find any with enough water pressure to actually wash hair. There were even several large spiders above one of the shower stalls. When I tried to shower at night found a male cleaning staff member in the female showers but no signs outside saying the shared bathroom was closed for cleaning. The metal bed frame in the three person private room also seemed to be showing its age - it squeaked horribly if you so much as rolled on to your side, which made sleeping challenging. To be clear, the staff members are friendly - particularly those setting out the breakfast - and the price and location are good; the facilities and ageing furniture let this hostel down badly this time.
gbTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Value
The hotel was welcoming from the start with really friendly staff and our private room was amazing if a bit cosy. The shared area was perfect and the shared kitchen had everything you could ever want. The condition of the room wasn't the best thing ever but for the price I really can't fault the hostel itself. The location is amazing with main roads, parks and train stations nearby but a little out the way from the airport or if you're really wanting to be in the city proper. Overall amazing and I would definitely go again.
Jack, gbTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good value hostel in good location
Nice hostel, clean, good vibe and well located. However, breakfast could be a bit more varied. Unfortunately, our bed had a mattress kind of broken on one side, so not the most comfortable, but other than that, the room was great.
David, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
A good hostel
Friendly and helpful staff. Good location - 3 min to bus stop and 6 min to metro station.
H M, gb2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
For young people
Good clarks, old but kept clean, decent roommates. Only thing to regret is that a group of drunk young people were loud through night. If yours trip is business or tough one, I would not recommend. Certainly worth the price.
gb3 night business trip

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