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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Front of property
Quadruple Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

2.0 star property
Georgian hostel with private beach, near Wrigley Field

8.0/10 Very good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is £57
Price available on 8/1/2023
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Private beach
  • Self parking
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Self-parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lincoln Park
  • Wrigley Field - 35 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive
  • Michigan Avenue - 8 min drive
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 17 min drive
  • Navy Pier - 14 min drive
  • United Center - 21 min drive
  • Chicago Theatre - 16 min drive
  • Grant Park - 16 min drive
  • Millennium Park - 16 min drive
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 40 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 40 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 49 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 3 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Diversy Station - 16 min walk
  • Armitage Station - 20 min walk


  • Galway Arms - 4 min walk
  • Basil Leaf - 4 min walk
  • The Other Side Bar - 4 min walk
  • The Pasta Bowl - 4 min walk
  • The Tin Lizzie - 4 min walk

About this property

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel puts you within a 15-minute drive of Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and segway hire/tours, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Other highlights at this Georgian hostel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is close by: Fullerton Station is only 10 minutes on foot.


Dutch, English, French, Romanian, Spanish, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (USD 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Private beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1928
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano


  • Lift


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before check-in

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day


  • Uncovered self-parking costs USD 32 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


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 carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Chicago Getaway Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Chicago Getaway Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chicago Getaway Hostel on 8 Jan 2023 start from £57, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 32 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Chicago Getaway Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway hire. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Chicago Getaway Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Galway Arms (4-min walk), Basil Leaf (4-min walk) and The Other Side Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Chicago Getaway Hostel like?
Chicago Getaway Hostel is a short 14-minute walk from Lake Michigan and 11 minutes' walk from DePaul University-Lincoln Park. Travellers say that the local area is good for shopping and very safe.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Traveling as cheap as you can is still expensive!
Very spartan, one desk, one plastic outdoor chair. 50 dollar damage deposit returnable after a few days. Safe and comfortable, full kitchen if you are a gourmet chief. TV room, pool table but ball return broken. Great area for walking and exploring. Lots of dog walkers, with some beautiful dogs. Great old houses. Parking was 39 dollars a day I believe. Great employees!
Gary, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Keanna, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kelly, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stinky but Good Value
For a hostel, the accommodations are cozy. My only problem with the stay was the breakfast was a bit lackluster and there is a terrible stink in all of the common areas (especially the kitchen). If I had to describe the stink, I'd say it's a combination of several weeks rotten food and the pungent smell that areas with a lot of people experiencing homelessness get. For me, it made the common areas completely unusable. But there were dozens of people always using those areas, so maybe I have a sensitive nose. The room, luckily, had no stink. I stayed in a private bunk bed room, which was small but did the job for my short stay. I would caution any adult over ~5'3" or over ~130 pounds to count yourself out of getting on that top bunk! I was very worried when temperatures dipped below 35F during the day that my room would be cold, but the radiator seemed to keep up with keeping the small area warm. I also was gladly given an extra blanket by the staff. The area is very walkable, and I could get on a bus or train with my CTA pass quite easily. Walgreens, Trader Joes, and Jeni's Ice Cream are all close. The neighborhood felt safe, even walking at night. If you don't mind the common area stink, this place certainly is a great price and location!
4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

nicole, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

LEIALNI, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It good enough and the receptionist are nice
Florence, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will be back
Stayed one night in a private room,and was very satisfied! Great value for the price.
Sara, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Punyanuch, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

EMILY, 1-night trip
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