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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
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  • Beds were small, I kept hitting my head on the top bunk and couldn’t sit down on the side…Feb. 19, 2020
  • It was a nice open design with lots of space. I was very happy that they had parking in…Dec. 15, 2019

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago

from $574 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Premium Crash Pads: Premium Private Room, En Suite Bath
  • Room
  • Room
  • 4 Mixed Dorm Bed
  • Premium Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed

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) - 27 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 28 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 34 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

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 *

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
  • 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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  • Chicago Hostel
  • Chicago Hostel Getaway
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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.
  • Is parking offered 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 922 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Handball in the Windy City
Great time and comfortable bed. Staff were friendly and even took a pic of our handball team for their social media. Overall comfortable experience.
Jason, ca2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Nice trip
Great place to stay😊
Kai Jin, ca7 night trip
Good 6.0
Utilitarian But Central
Knowing that it was a hostel from the start, one has to temper their expectations. You have to share bathroom and showers which isn't always pleasant but once you get the hang of it it's not so bad. The shower stalls are a bit cramped for my liking. That being said, if all you want is a crash pad and a home base this place is ideal for the money. A stone's throw from Lincoln Park and there is a Lou Malnati's a ten minute walk away. The original butter crust sausage and then two blocks to Fullerton subway. A block away on North Clark there are plenty of other food options not to mention your choice of Target, Walmart, or Walgreens. Location Location Location.
Andrew, ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Really good as far as hostels go.
David, ca3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
No luxuries but all the basics
The location is fantastic! Great bars and bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Easily accessible to downtown through transit. Loved the atmosphere and the people staying there. It is a hostel so no luxuries and the beds were slightly uncomfortable but for the price and location and the basics it was exactly what we wanted!
ca5 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Faculty was so so but the mixed dorm was really bad.
Joung Hwa, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Being mt first stay in a hostel, they set the bar fairly high . I had also just come from a less than ideal stay with air b & b . They made me feel valued , welcome & answered any questions. The room was lovely & quiet. I loved the simplicity . & everyone was soo nice. I thought my food went missing at one point from the fridge, though had just moved . they apologized for it all, though I felt the silly one. I had been tired & honestly kind of grumpy. They really helped my stay feel comfortable.
Kathryn, ca3 night trip
Good 6.0
Good location
It was ok. Breakfast was a rush and bad coffee. There for 4 nights with no offer of a room clean But it was a very nice location
Maxwell, ca4 night family trip
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

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago

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