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1 room, 2 adults

Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago

2-star2 stars
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614, United States of America

Georgian hostel within walking distance of Lincoln Hall
  • Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi
  • If you’re looking for a good hostel experience, this is a good one. I love its location…Apr 3, 2018
  • This property was fun to stay at and would be even funner during a normal, non-COVID 19…May 28, 2020

Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$585
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Quadruple Room
  • Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath
  • 4 Mixed Dorm Bed
  • Premium Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed
  • Shared Dormitory

What’s around Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago


  • In Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Wrigley Field - 40 min walk
  • Lincoln Hall - 7 min walk
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park - 11 min walk
  • Park West - 15 min walk
  • Briar Street Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Second City - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 33 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 41 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 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking * on site

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 on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

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

Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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

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 sanitizer.

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

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before 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.

FAQs for Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago

  • Does Chicago Getaway Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Chicago Getaway Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 30 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Chicago Getaway Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Galway Arms (4-min walk), Basil Leaf (4-min walk), and Cafe Vienna (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 900 reviews

Poor 2.0
Dont stay here.
Do not stay here they dont care about the customer they are rude disrespectful. I stayed here wanted to extend my stay longer they tell me i need to pay more for a private room as i cant stay over 21 days in a shared hostel which in they dont list that in their policy. So i say that the manager rips up the papper cancel my agree reservation puts me out accuses me of being a undesrible guest liers. I had noware to go that day. I would not recomend you stay here. Managment are not good nor are the staff.
us8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay.
Great experience.
Jeffery, us21 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was the best I expected a hostel could be. Clean, friendly, helpful
Justin, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Bathroom isnt good.
The hostel it self was great. My only complaint would be the bathroom which was still under construction. 2/5 showers where not working.
us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Low price. Great value. Excellent location.
Excellent location. Within a few minutes walk to a lot of restaurants. Price is amazingly low.
Thomas Wong, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
5 Stars
This is my first time ever staying in a hostel and I didn't know what to expect. I've had an amazing stay. The location is safe and convenient. All staff are very friendly and helpful. I plan on returning anytime I'm in Chicago. Zero complaints.
John, us3 night trip
Poor 2.0
waste of money
clerk made a copy of my driver's license and debit card. wtf for? heater not working in room paper thin walls
santos, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Decent for price but not great
The overall hostel was fine and service was good, but the room was cramped, my sheets had definitely not been cleaned (they looked stained and there were hairs on my comforter), and the bathrooms were not well lit and were creepy. I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels in Europe that are much cleaner and cheaper, so I know this place is cheap but it could be better.
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing staff and location!
Excellent service. Friendly staff. Place is a bit run down but excellent location. Despite that, it’s still an amazing place to stay. Definitely will come again. Can’t beat the price and the wonderful staff!
thomas, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Needed A place to snooze during a long layover. Hostel was cheap and clean. Service was fast and I was able to check in before the check in time. Best for budget conscious or short stays.
us1 night trip

Chicago Getaway Hostel - Chicago

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