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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Front of property
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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

7.8/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is P 3,910
Price available on 11/30/22
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614
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
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Millennium Park - 16 min drive
  • Grant Park - 16 min drive
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. 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
  • 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


  • 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 check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and segway rentals/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 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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • 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

  • 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
  • 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


  • Elevator


  • 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 sanitizer.

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


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.

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.

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.

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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 November 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chicago Getaway Hostel on November 30, 2022 start from P 3,910, 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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 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.
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. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very safe.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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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8/10 Very Good

Ina, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Extremely satisfied!
Excellent staff, we were able to leave our luggage there before checking in since we arrived too early. Very accomodating, friendly and comfortable. Excellent location, nearby coffee/breakfast/lunch spots, 30mins from downtown via train, 15min car.
Marko, 2-night trip with friends
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