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Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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

94.3% Overall Rating

846 out of 1026 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/03/2014)

"I liked the staff, very friendly and helpful. I liked the location of the hostel, and how safe and secure 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

Taxes are not included in the prices. Taxes of 16.4% will be added to the room rate listed.

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94.3%

Overall Rating

846 out of 1026 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chicago Getaway Hostel'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
95.2%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
96.8%
Value
93.6%
Safety
96.8%
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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%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gesiel Araujo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014 Gesiel would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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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...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful and the hostel was clean and neat.

Disliked: Other than the location not much (and I didn't 'not like' the location either).

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff, very friendly and helpful. I liked the location of the hostel, and how safe and secure it was.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen and breakfast

Disliked: Was expecting a different room

The property's response is...

100.0%
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John Griffith

Alone

City break
Family Holiday

22 January 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful, flexible staff; friendly guests; computers with internet access in lobby; spacious public spaces; good location

Disliked: what the offered for breakfast was a disappointment. No juices, bread offerings pretty blah, nothing to spread on bread besides cream cheese. Couldn't you provide something a little more appealing and substantial, even if guests had to pay extra? They probably would.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Donato Nascimento

Alone

City break

13 January 2014 Donato would recommend this property

Liked: A lot of stuff to do (billiard table, foos-ball, tv, free wifi, free computers to use, a couple of acoustic guitars and even a piano available to play) Pub Craws Awesome Staff 24/7 Clean Well located Safe Cheap parking Hot showers 24/7 ATM machine Free dinner (noodles and toast...=(....but hey, its free! )

Disliked: The breakfast could be better...other then that, its 100%

The property's response is...

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

Achraf Guaad

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2013 Achraf would recommend this property

Liked: Location, safety and atmosphere is really awesome and the frint desk guys are really helpful i liked the setting, location and music played all day long. Perfect place (especially location)

Disliked: Not a single thing.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the quiet, historical neighborhood. The welcoming and well appointed common areas. The cleanliness of the rooms. The group events were great.

Disliked: I very much disliked the fact that there were not enough plug ins in the common areas and the rooms. I was in a room in which there were only plug ins on one side of the room, not the side I slept on. The bunk beds are quite noisey and creaky. The lockers are too small.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, nice neighborhood

Disliked: breakfast only until 9.30

The property's response is...

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

Hayley Thomason

Alone

Business / conference

16 November 2013 Hayley would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful! The hostel was a quick walk from the train station and the city was only a short ride away. Stayed for a conference and the hostel had everything that I needed. The wifi was fast, the amenities were very clean and water was always hot!

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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paul murphy

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 November 2013 paul would recommend this property

Liked: brilliant location, extremely clean and had a brilliant atmosphere. the fab continental breakfast in the morning was an extra bonus. nice friendly helpful staff. it was basically the equivalent of a 3 star hotel. great value for money, wouldn't stay anywhere else if i return to Chicago in the future.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was huge and spacious. Lots of refrigeration and a great communal dining area. All the staff were friendly, as were the people that were staying there. The area that the hostel was located in was pretty, and safe. I stayed in a bunk room, and there were fresh towels provided daily. I would recommend this place to anyone who is headed to Chicago/

Disliked: A little out of downtown, but then again, there isn't much in the downtown area once it gets after business hours. Other than that, the place was fantastic!

The property's response is...

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

Roderick Dougal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Roderick would recommend this property

Liked: I highly recommend them. Really well organised. Bigger than most but still very personal service. They work at making the most of your stay. information, advice and enough activities to keep you in the best place.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

PEDRO NEL MONTEMIRANDA

Alone

Partying / nightlife

29 October 2013 PEDRO NEL would recommend this property

Liked: La atención y el buen servicio . La limpieza.

Disliked: Que no hablan español. Jajajaja

The property's response is...

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

Edgar Roberto Pineda Marroquin

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 October 2013 Edgar Roberto would recommend this property

Liked: The aspect

Disliked: Kind of far from Down town

The property's response is...

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

Yi-Hsuan Chang

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 October 2013 Yi-Hsuan would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is better than I expected exclept the weak wiFi in room.

Disliked: Weak wifi in room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff and clean environment.

Disliked: Bathrooms were not close enough to rooms & beds were not comfortable.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff. Safe. Met other travellers. Good location. Includes breakfast. Offers outings. Delivered all services promised, plus more I wasn't aware of.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Jennifer Ifebi

Alone

Business / conference

28 September 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Very homey

Disliked: No quiet space

The property's response is...

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

Stefan Hakes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2013 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel. Just a 10 minute walk to lake Michigan and the beach and a 5 minute walk to the train station which takes you to downtown. Very clean, modern and big hostel.

Disliked: A/C was a little loud at night.

The property's response is...

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

Emily Butterfield

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The kitchen organization and storage and facilities offered is perfect.

Disliked: The rooms are nice, but the lower level is a little weird smelling and my bed doesn't have WIFI. Everything else is perfect though and I've stayed at a LOT of hostels.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is really good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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