Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-2682, United States | 2 star hostel
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This 2 star hostel, located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is near Lincoln Park, Victory Gardens Theater, Elks Veterans Memorial, and Biograph Theatre.
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          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Air-Conditioning
          • Family rooms


          • Continental Breakfast

          TravelPod Member ReviewsChicago Getaway Hostel

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          Great location, friendly staff

          Reviewed Jun 5, 2013
          by (1 review) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Very cool place to stay, lots of young people and free activities. not quiet though!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by walterc

          Definitely worth staying at this nice hostel

          Reviewed Aug 22, 2012
          by (29 reviews) Philadelphia, PA , United States Flag of United States

          Located near the campus of DePaul University, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is probably one of the best hostels that I stayed at.

          Located about a few blocks from the Fullerton stop on the Red Line, it can be quite a walk, especially if you arrived in town, and holding luggage. Even worse is if the weather is not so nice, especially in the hot, steamy summer. But once you get there, you are in a very nice place.

          The hostel is located on quiet street, away from the busy ones with a lot of noise. Also, it is recommended that you do NOT have a car, as parking is nearly impossible to find. Even the hostel feels the same way as well.

          You will be given a key card, which you need not only for your room, but also to get into different sections of the hostel. That will be necessary to get to the bathroom, located in a different hallway. Hard to explain, but it's not hard to get the hang of it. But it can be a pain to remember the card, when carrying things to the bathroom, as you may find yourself going back and forth.

          The rooms are nice, with lockers in them. Though it can be a bit cramped, with a bunch of them in one room. Finding electric sockets are hard to find, as they are not near every bunk bed. So you may find yourself recharging things, near someone else's bed, and in the middle of their things. Do that at your own risk.

          The staff are very nice, and answer any questions you may have about the city. There is free internet and printing as well. Bathrooms are okay, but could be better. But I guess it's hard to stay clean, as it gets messy very easily.

          Plus there is a lounge and common room area, where people can hang out, or play pool. And there is a kitchen, for anyone to store and cook their own food.

          There is a free breakfast, which is basic. But it's okay and a good way to start the day.

          Occasionally, there is an all-you-can-eat barbecue, which is included during your stay. But this may only happen during the busy seasons, so no guarantees there. But if does, it is a huge bonus, and definitely worth the time, and could save you money.

          Overall, the hostel itself is a great place to stay, and at reasonable prices.

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