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Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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

93.8% Overall Rating

890 out of 1070 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

Catherine Pearce thinks…

"The breakfast was excellent, a great choice of items with a different main thing each day and prepared and washed up for you, a real treat. Everywhere was very clean and despite being large it was…"

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Facilities

  • 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.

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93.8%

Overall Rating

890 out of 1070 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chicago Getaway Hostel'

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93.6%
Staff
97.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Catherine Pearce

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was excellent, a great choice of items with a different main thing each day and prepared and washed up for you, a real treat. Everywhere was very clean and despite being large it was quiet at night and altogether a nice place to stay

Disliked: Lack of small pans especially as those there are often are waiting to go in dishwasher

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

David Bayley

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 May 2015 David would recommend this property

Liked: great staff & great facilities.

Disliked: nothing really - juice with breakfast might have been a nice addition ?

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Emma Pilgrim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2015 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean!

Disliked: Was hard to meet people, felt more like a hotel than a 'friendly' hostel.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was such a great stay! The Rooms were very clean and the people are very friendly and funny! Espeacially the 2 kitchen ladies! They're funny as hell! Also the location is great, it's in a very good neighborhood, and you feel very safe there anytime. The hostel also comes with a lot of activities like bar crawls, or free BBQ. But the best Part of staying in such a nice hostel ist the people you met there, so many cultures and nice people at one spot is just great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Macke Rutherford

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2015 Macke would recommend this property

Liked: theverything, reason why I choice it from other many hostels

Disliked: Macke left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rosemarie Dumas

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2015 Rosemarie would recommend this property

Liked: It was a very trendy kind of place. Not like other hostels I have been to. In fact, this felt more like a hotel.

Disliked: Rosemarie left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jeffrey Barnes

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 April 2015 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: Was very organised and easy to live in.

Disliked: Bit far away from city centre.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Great facilities, super friendly staff, nice dorms, clean bathrooms, free breakfast and lots of affordable nearby restaurants. Quite easy to walk to most of the attractions.

Disliked: Bathrooms a little far away but no big deal. Around an hour walk to the Loop but worth it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife

07 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location, security

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Michelle Vasquez

Alone

Business / conference

31 March 2015 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: It was a pleasant atmosphere and very clean.

Disliked: There was no place to park

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Spencer Walsh

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

15 March 2015 Spencer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and professional.

Disliked: In description vaguely implied parking was available. They have a limited number of spots for sale, definitely not included in the price and rarely available.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sierra Clark

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

09 November 2014 Sierra would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff (Melanie) that took us on pub crawl. Great common areas. Great location (Lincoln Park).

Disliked: Hallways were a bit creepy.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff always willing to help. Free WiFi and breakfast really allowed me to get the most out of my stay. Although not in the heart of the city. Its in a great location that feels very safe and has quick access to public transport and Clark St which has plenty of shops for food and supplies.

Disliked: Although the lobby was newly renovated, the rooms weren't in the greatest condition and the bathrooms could have been cleaner.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in a vibrant neighborhood. Lots of seating

Disliked: I stayed in a room in the basement, would have preferred to have been upstairs. Not really a complaint just a personal preferance

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location on a quiet street in a neighbourhood with blues bars, restaurants and parks all 20 minutes from down town on the L. Perfect.

Disliked: Takes a little over an hour to get to and from the airport, but it's an easy trip.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stylianos Kandias

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

08 September 2014 Stylianos would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and close to the university which means near to all things that somebody will need.

Disliked: Stylianos left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Justina Franchi Gallina

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2014 Justina would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, the silence, localization and the neighbors.

Disliked: Justina left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: T'was good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel was in great condition and very clean. Staff were extremely helpful, location was great - really close to public transport links, the lake shoreline, good bars and restaurants.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel on the edge of Chicago but close enough to go downtown / beaches /lake. Place is clean, has free lockers, breakfast and all the usual good stuff. No problems with noise from the road so not sure why others talk about that. Definitely recommend this place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christina Rosado

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and liked that there was a bathroom with a shower in our room! Also that the towels were included.

Disliked: n/a

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to lincoln park

Disliked: Not so close to downtown

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. I was happy with everything.

Disliked: No complaints.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ease of check-in and the kitchen!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kind staff, organized evening etertainment

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...