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Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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

92.7% Overall Rating

874 out of 1054 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/11/2014)

Sierra Clark thinks…

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

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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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92.7%

Overall Rating

874 out of 1054 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chicago Getaway Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
97.6%
Value
91.2%
Safety
96.8%
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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...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has the best locaiton, the activities every day are awesome, there is clean towels everyday, the staff is very helpful and answers every question, the breakfast is great and doing laundry there is cheap

Disliked: the bathrooms were average (I've seen better for less than this price) it's not possible to open the windows and the noise of the fan is a little bit annoying when you put it 24/7

The property's response is...

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

Katelyn Zenie

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 June 2014 Katelyn would recommend this property

Liked: This was my first hostel stay. Amazing! Like really really nice college dorms

Disliked: I was confused at breakfast what do with the dishes but I didn't ask and they fed us so I can't complain

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Atmosphere

Disliked: Dirty bathrooms

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just it's overall space and security. Clean towels were provided everyday and the breakfast was top-notch!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Elizabeth Plante

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2014 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was always very helpful and sympathetic. The kitchen is so well organized that it makes it much more enjoyable to cook than it usually does in other hostels.

Disliked: Elizabeth left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great facilities, great location => a lot of fun !!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

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

Valentine Jensen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2014 Valentine would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was and choices for breakfast was awesome!

Disliked: That you have to walk far to the nearest bathrooms

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

Gesiel Araujo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014 Gesiel would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, clean rooms, good location, good price.

Disliked: Heat was turned up too high!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the atmosphere, location and friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...