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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Premium Suite | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Deluxe Suite | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets

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

1,003 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is CA $88
Price available on 03/29/2023
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Private beach
  • Self parking
  • Business center
  • 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
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lincoln Park
  • Lake Michigan - 15 min walk
  • Wrigley Field - 35 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 7 min drive
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 5 min drive
  • Navy Pier - 11 min drive
  • United Center - 19 min drive
  • Chicago Theatre - 14 min drive
  • Grant Park - 13 min drive
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 13 min drive
  • Millennium Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 35 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 42 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


  • Tin Lizzie - 4 min walk
  • Colectivo Coffee Roasters - 5 min walk
  • Frank's - 5 min walk
  • Casati’s Pizza Vino - 5 min walk
  • Del Seoul - 5 min walk

About this property

Chicago Getaway Hostel

At Chicago Getaway Hostel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and segway rentals/tours. Other highlights at this Georgian hostel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is close by: Fullerton Station is just 10 minutes by 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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer 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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (USD 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

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

Working away

  • Business center
  • 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


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

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

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

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 6.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Additional inclusions


  • 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.

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.

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


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>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. </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p><p>Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 62 mi (100 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. </p>

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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 to 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 26 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chicago Getaway Hostel on 29 Mar 2023 start from CA $88, excluding 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 and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. 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 spots 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 check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Chicago Getaway Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Chicago Getaway Hostel like?
Chicago Getaway Hostel is a short 14-minute walk from Lincoln Park Zoo and 15 minutes' walk from Lake Michigan. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very safe.



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6/10 Good

Kherlen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Juan, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

I have stayed in hostel multiple times, and I did not enjoy staying here!!
Francielly, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

I was so happy to find this place!
Amanda, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Horrible experience
Horrible. Nothing more to say
6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Interesting the last question about parking. I had seen a note about available on site parking when I made and paid reservation. I use a cane and have a handicapped sign on my car. When I came back to the hostel I checked the lot behi d the building and there were three spots open in the small lot. I came inside and asked if I could pay to have parking in The small lot behind the buding...I was told yes and I was happy to pay the $32 for the 10 hours I would be parked there. When I got out my wallet to pay the front desk worker said the parking was sold out even though those three spots were open late on a Saturday night. I drove around the neighborhood and did not find any street spacecloser than about 6 blocks away. Did Imention I walk with a cane and wS bri ging my cpap machine to my room...Ihope the city of Chicago does not tow my car on Sunday Morning. Otherwise this was a perfect place to stay and allother front desk workers had been excellent. This latenight young .an was nice too but afraid to sellme a 10hour parki g space for 10hours.
Jeffrey, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

They are excellent!
Loredana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

Balakumar, 1-night trip
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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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