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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 $60 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Quadruple Room
  • Room
  • Room
  • 4 Mixed Dorm Bed
  • Premium Shared Dormitory, 1 Single 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) - 32 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 33 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

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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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) 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. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • 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).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Chicago Getaway Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Rivers Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 882 reviews

Very Good 8.0
The area is sublime, very clean places, simple and up to date. The soundproofing is weak in the rooms which can be disturbing but barely The bedding is very light, so chilly bring your little wool. Some corridors may be a little dark. But all in all a great discovery, an experience to reoffend.
Véronique, ca3 night trip
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
Great location for the price. I really enjoyed my stay here. If I ever go back to Chicago, I will forsure stay here again.
ca3 night trip
Good 6.0
It was cleaner than I thought it was going to be. Very quiet at night.
ca1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location, great price. Front desk staff super helpful esp Wakim ( sorry if i spelt that wrong). Stephan was not as helpful, a bit sarcastic for dealing with first time hostel users. Our toilet ran constabtly and private bathroom sink very small. Swedish scouts were also there very friendly however took over the dining area for complimentary breakfast.
ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Super helpful staff. Had a huge group of swedish scouts to deal with and they kept it together lol.
ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice trip
Great place to stay😊
Kai Jin, ca7 night trip
Good 6.0
Excellent location. Super safe and friendly neighborhood with lots of places to eat and shop nearby, close to train and inexpensive to uber to most areas. Staff super nice. Place is kept clean most of the time untill late at night after all the younger partiers. Some issues with bathrooms but that may have had to do with previously mentioned patrons. It's a busy hostel and people from all over that are friendly enough. Great patio and limted inexpensive parking. Stayed in a double room with a friend and it was tiny, as expected, but you get what you pay for as Chicago is not a cheap place to stay. The place stays quite at night and the bunkbeds were actually quite comfy; however, they were so creaky ANY movement made noise so it's hard to get a full nights sleep.
M., ca2 night trip with friends
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
Exceptional 10.0
I loved the neighbourhood that the hostel was in! Everything was clean, staff was friendly, great patio! I would for sure go back the next time I’m in Chicago!
ca1 night trip

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago

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