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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Hostel | 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60614

92.9% Overall Rating

900 out of 1082 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/10/2015)

Youngki Kim thinks…

"The hostel is large but it still manages to have a pretty decent vibe. They have a pretty good selection for breakfast, with one special item that changes daily (they had waffles and scrambled eggs…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

- Minimum Age to register in dorms is 18. - Guests under 18 are welcome in our private rooms while accompanied by a guest 21 years or older. - Guests residing in a US zip code that begins with “60” will not be permitted. - A valid state ID or passport is required at arrival - Payment is collected in full at check-in - Taxes of 16% will be added to the “due at arrival” fee on your confirmation. - We have a maximum stay of 14 nights.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 16.40%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Chicago?

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Chicago Getaway has the friendly atmosphere of a hostel with the style, comfort and service of a boutique hotel. Meeting other travellers is easy in our spacious & modern common areas, gourmet kitchen and patio. We offer a choice of dormitories or private rooms - many with ensuite baths. We are located in a youthful neighbourhood near hundreds of bars and restaurants, just a short walk from Chicago's lakefront beaches and within quick and easy reach of the city's most popular attractions. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Male only (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

12 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

12 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Superior Quad (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

Executive Quad (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

Deluxe Quad (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

Deluxe Twin (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

Executive Twin (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

About Chicago Getaway Hostel

Welcome to Chicago Getaway Hostel located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our hostel features 115 rooms and accommodates up to 338 guests. We have a wide variety of room offerings from large dorms to intimate private rooms, many with en-suite bathrooms. Our neighborhood is full of great restaurants, pubs, music venues and is along the banks of Lake Michigan. The historic Lincoln Park zoo is located a short walk away, as is DePaul University and let’s not forget the wonderful beaches nearby.

We offer a great atmosphere with outings daily to places like Kingston Mines – a great blues club to our regular pub crawls, comedy nights, free meals & BBQ's, bike rides and a whole lot more. We’re always trying to save you money and time and offer many discounted attraction passes, transit passes and the ability to keep your workout routine while on the move. We also offer private parking on site, free housekeeping service, linens and towels and complimentary fast WI-FI around the building.

You’ll love our free daily breakfast featuring items that appeal to kosher, gluten free and daily free diets. We have hot food too, including scrambled eggs and make- your- own- waffles. Our restaurant grade kitchen features everything you’ll need to make a gourmet meal – and for those of you who like to grill outdoors, we have you covered there too.

Our staff all knows and loves the city of Chicago – this will enable you to experience Chicago like a local! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

- We welcome guests from everywhere outside of a postal code beginning with a 60 zip code.
- At check in, guests must present a valid Passport or Government Issued ID.
- Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
- Guests under 18 permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented.

Accommodation Information

We have dorm beds and several types of private rooms available. We offer 338 beds in total, and 102 private rooms.

In addition to a variety of different accommodation options, we offer these amenities:

We also offer:
-Complimentary Daily Breakfast (Hot Items too!)
-Free Wireless Internet
-Hair Dryers Available
-Free Housekeeping upon Request
-Lockers for Guest Use
-TV Room with Premium Channels
-Grand Piano, Guitars & Music Room
-Air Conditioned Rooms (seasonally)
-Secured Key Card Access
-Free Luggage Storage
-All Linens Provided
-Guest Bathrooms on each floor
-Mini-Fridge (additional fee applies)
-On-Site Guest Laundry (additional fee applies)
-Bike Rental (additional fee applies)
-Premiere Lincoln Park Location near to Busses and Trains
-WII Game System
-Bike Rental (additional fee applies)
-On-Site Vending
-Weekly Social Events
-24/7 Front Desk
-Iron and Ironing Board Available
-Outdoor Patio (Seasonal)
-Food Storage Bins Provided
-State of the Art Guest Kitchen open 24/7
-Computer stations with complimentary printing
-Minimum of one weekly evening meal

Location Information

Chicago Getaway Hostel
616 W. Arlington Pl.
Chicago, IL. 60614

Lincoln Park, is one of the North side community areas of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Named after Lincoln Park, a vast stretch of park belonging to the Chicago Park District, the community area is anchored by the Lincoln Park Zoo and DePaul University. Lincoln Park is bordered by the community areas of Lakeview to the north, North Center to the northwest, Logan Square to the west, West Town to the southwest, and Near North to the south.