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Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel

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

93.3% Overall Rating

866 out of 1046 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/08/2014)

"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."

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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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93.3%

Overall Rating

866 out of 1046 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chicago Getaway Hostel'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
97.6%
Value
92.0%
Safety
96.8%
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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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...