"This place is great !!!"
Great place to stay for a quick Chicago getaway. Can't wait to see you again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel Peter, thank you for your review. We would be happy to accommodate you anytime. Thanks again.
I loved it! I have't had tons of hostel experience, but this one is big, well run and great customer service. Thanks!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel Natalie, thank you for the wonderful feedback- it is great to know you had a wonderful stay. Come back and visit next time you're in Chicago!
"Not just for college kids"
Great value in a great location. Rooms are quiet and clean, front desk staff is friendly and helpful, breakfast is decent, WiFi was strong (this is so important!). I was not sure how to obtain clean sheets/towels - the staff could provide better instructions on this - but otherwise, everything was great and very similar to a regular hotel experience […] if you get a private room (which is still cheaper than area hotels). I've stayed here several times and would do so again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are happy to know you were impressed with your stay. Thank you again and let us know the next time you come to Chicago.
"Nice hostel, nice neighborhood, pleasant staff"
1. Nice facility, clean and pleasant, comfortable beds, adequate bath/shower area. 2. Great staff! Nice to work with, helpful, and friendly. 3. A fun place, but not crazy loud.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel Thank you very much for your recent review of our property. We appreciate the kind words, and guest feedback is very important to us. Hope to greet you the next time you come to Chicago!
Cleanliness, friendly staff, great/safe location. Over all the quality of service is above and beyond.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel thank you for your wonderful review of our property. We work hard to provide a clean and comfortable environment for our guests. We hope to accommodate you again!
"Flash back to the past"
Felt like I was back in my dorm. The stay even came with the noise you get in the middle of the night from drunk patrons. For the price, the stay was about what I expected.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I went to Getaway Hostel with my brother to visit Chicago for 4 days. We were expecting something totally different and more like a lot of people, not so clean,....; however, it was extremely clean (we had the two bedroom one toilet in the room), it was kind of quiet (not excessively noise), staff was really friendly and they helped us get directions […] as well as they provided towels and blankets (as many as we wanted). We did not have to clean and put the sheets away the last day like many other places,...I would totally recommend this hostel. And people there were awesome! Some were playing the piano in the cafeteria!! A really comfortable place to stay!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Low Cost Hotel in the Chicagoland Area"
Price was great! Provides suggestions of events for guests to go on a daily board. Fun way to meet other guests! Has a pool table, piano, guitar, Wii system with games, huge kitchen Location is in a nice Chicago neighborhood with many restaurants/bars within walking distance and close to downtown ChicagoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hostel at a great price!"
The staff was amazingly helpful and the hostel's living areas and kitchen were great. The location was perfect, close to everything we were visiting while there. Will come back again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of a kind"
This place was amazing, never will br dissapointed.. If you are then this place isnt for u.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"breakfast is good"
good!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hostel in Chicago"
I've stayed here and Hostel Intermational, and the Getaway is much better. The only negative is it's location away from the loop, but it's no reason not to stay here. Especially for a solo traveler like myself it was a great hostel to meet other travelers and the free BBQ was great. I'll be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"awesome free breakfast!"
I stayed with my family and we had a private room for three - a double bed on bottom and a single bed on top. We need to share bathroom with others but it's clean. Overall, great hotel for a short stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and Helpful"
This was the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed at. The accommodations were top notch and the staff were extremely helpful. Will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was with a group of 5. We were there for a quick concert/party trip. It was easy, convenient, and inexpensive. I would do it again if I were taking another trip in a similar situation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good experience. The only suggestion would be a better quality breakfast with an additional charge. I stayed here in the 1990's and there is no comparison since the change in ownership and building rehabilitation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms were small but it was a great place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Terrifying, Horrible Experience"
I booked a private room, 2 nights. On the 2nd night I was woken by 2 strangers--2 men--entering my room: they'd been given keys by the front desk. Frightened and half-naked, I had to fight and push them to get them out, but they continued trying to get into the room w. their keys. After this assault and serious security breach, I immediately called […] both the front desk & Expedia; I couldn't sleep the rest of the night and left in the early morning. A very disturbing experience: cannot recommend to those who value their safety. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Chicago Getaway Hostel Greetings: Firstly, let me apologize for this experience. It was an error on the part of the front desk and we cannot apologize enough. When moving your room - we inadvertently didn't move you into the new room in our system; thus resulting in a new guest being checked into your room. The new guests felt very bad for this as well. We accept full responsibility and apologize for this experience. Our goal is for each guest to leave fully satisfied - and certainly in this situation this was no able to occur. We hope that you will give us a second chance in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager
"Location was perfect"
we were visiting our daughter around the corner so the location was perfect. In addition, the hostel was clean and everyone who worked there was professional, pleasant and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It is hostel not a hotel"
You Have to understand the difference, no TVs or phones in the room, even if you get one with a private bathroom like we did. Only thing I have to complain about it is the first day I did not get my room clean I was never told I needed to ask daily for it. Location is super and everyone is very helpful. If you like to interact with other people this […] is a good place . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hostel colse to Lincoln Park"
Great accomodation if you are looking for some think cheap And you are willing to give up some of the comforts you'd have in a real hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed at Chicago Getaway Hostel during our son's orientation for DePaul University. It was a short walk from the University and easy to locate. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and cheery. We had a great time talking with other visitors from the U.S. and abroad. If you are used to luxury accommodations, this might not be […] the place for you, but we found it very pleasant with down-to-earth and friendly co-habitants. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple Hostel with All the Basics"
While there's nothing fancy about his hostel it has all the basics you need and even a free (continental) breakfast and free wifi. If you're looking to hang out in your room this is not the right place to stay but why would you stay in your room when visiting a beautiful city like Chicago! The community bathroom's were clean and the showers each have […] a private changing stall attached. Nice patio on the first floor to relax or eat breakfast. The beds are very basic and probably weren't very comfortable but we were too tired every night to notice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hostel met my needs completely. The only thing I think they need to improve is more clearly marking where the restrooms are (had to ask). Other than that I enjoyed my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked two nights at this hotel , when i got there they told me that im staying in this toom for one night and i have to switch the other night because it was booked for other costumers. We had to leave the hotel from 11 am till 3 pm because the other room wasnt ready yet. The only thing they did thay gave me a free one day parking worth $28Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was the first time I was traveling by myself and the first time I tried an hostel. Chicago Getaway Hostel made my vacation unforgettable! The place is really clean and confortable. The stuff is really helpful, they organize something every night, so you can meet other people and have lot of fun!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd do it again"
I really enjoyed my stay! The staff was friendly. The place was very nice. It was kind of hard to get to the parking but having a parking lot is defiantly a plus. The only negative thing I really have is that breakfast was only served till 9. But I am also not a morning persons I that probably doesn't bother a lot of people.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very quiet neighborhood, nice place to stay. Very happy with room and very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Wrigley and clean"
Good nights sleep. Accommodating staff. Adaquate breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A 5 ☮☮☮☮☮ Hostel!"
This was my first time at a hostel and I brought my 15 old daughter as we were seeing Billy Joel at Wrigley. After hearing some negative stories about hostelsI I was a little hesitant and worried about safety etc. What a pleasant experience. It was immaculate, easily accessible, and employees one of the friendliest staffs I've ever dealt with. They […] made my daughter feel welcome and safe. If you need a place to just crash but don't want to pay Chicago hotel fees, this is perfect. Comfy bed, Wi-FI, clean bathrooms no frills, and $120/night….A must see! ☮ Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and nice! It is located in the north side of Chicago! It's safe area!Genuine Expedia guest review
Located in nice, quiet upscale neighborhood. Convenient to DePaul University. Friendly staff. Rooms are spartan but clean and comfortable bed. Nice common kitchen. The politest group of fellow residents made the stay especially nice. The Sunday evening improv outing at The Playground Theater with someone named Haney and then the improv that followed […] him was not worth going to....even for just $5.00. Everything else was great! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
it was nice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trip to Chicago"
Our hostel was excellent! The staff went out of the way to make sure we had everything and that we knew how to get to where we were going. We were close to food, shopping, train (to get to Cubs game, Field Museum etc.)we were close to buses. We never drove our car until we left from the weekend. Our family highly recommends this facility! We really […] felt apart of the neighborhood and felt like we were in Chicago! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Never experienced anything like this before. The best way to describe it was like a college dorm and I loved it and the atmosphere. Will do again at this same location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A pleasant place to stay. Well worth the price."
This was my first hostel stay & i must say that i was astounded by the price, the people and the grounds. First the price. My first thought prior to booking this trip was that this place had to be a dump. WRONG! It is a very nice place with a great staff. Everybody was sooooo nice and very helpful. The cleaning gal kept my dorm room in tip top shape. […] The front desk guys/gals were always nice and very helpful. The guests ranged from the very young to the elders. From the working class to the affluent. They hailed from all over america and the world. It was truly wonderful to have met so many amazing people. The hostel is nice, clean & kept up. The location is perfect. Its located in a quiet well off neighborhood that should be listed as a destination alongside all the other nice places in Chicago. Just a precaution to anyone who is looking for a place that is quiet. THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. This place is alive! You will not sleep well here. You are in a shared quarters environment. Your room mates come and go at all hours. I recommend earplugs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Almost the best hostel I've stayed at"
The Hostel is in a great location, very easily accessible. Good value for money. The staff were very friendly. +1 for free luggage room. +1 for free breakfast +5 for full self-service kitchen with fridge, microwave, storage containers +1 for cleanliness - bath and room and common areas. The only negative is, the room did not have charging points at […] convenient locations. I had to put my phone and laptop under someone else's bed. Other than that, everything else was great! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable Weekend Stay in Chicago's Lincoln Park"
The staff was very friendly and helpful though they were very busy. The room and linens were extremely clean. The complimentary beakfast was very good. Wish there was more parking available but desk staff directed us to available parking down the street. I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hostel Experience"
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Can't beat the location. Private room was clean but small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent for a Chicago weekend"
Gateway hostel is a very very nice place to crash in when you're visiting Chicago on both short/long periods of time. It's on a very beautiful and secure neighborhood with easy access to trains and bus lines. It's also on walking distance to the zoo, wrigley field and Clarke street with hundreds of restaurants and pubs where you can chill and have fun […] at night. Staff is the nicest, always friendly and at your service. All they want to do is make you feel comfortable, secure, and above all, have fun.I loved the chill-like experience, meeting super cool people at least for one night. I got an upgrade from a 4-bed shared room to a private room, which obviously was more comfortable. Recommended especially for students and/or single people ages 20-30. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good to go"
Definitely a HostelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Aside from the location, this place was terrible. Management was rude and lied to us about certain accommodations we would be getting and we never got them. Waste of money. Left after on night and ended up staying at a holiday inn for the other three nights. Do not waste your time and money. Location was the only good thing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean and affordable"
I stayed for two days and had a really good stay. With the breakfast included, the accommodation is pretty cheap. Its little away from the loop but well connected by the red line(which is 24hrs). The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. Not noisy at all. There are computers at the ground floor which can be used. In short, totally worth the […] money Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Instead of a 'hostile' hotel, a nice, hostel place"
I grew up in Chicago and when I went back to visit family I thought I knew all the best places to stay. This place is convenient, fun, and certainly inexpensive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So worth it."
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Decent facilities. Cool old building in a trendy residential neighborhood. Excellent value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice neighborhood"
It was my first time staying in a hostel and it turned out to be a great experience. The room mates were great and friendly. The room and the hotel in general was very clean. The neighborhood was really nice. It is a bit away from downtown where most of the attractions are but you can easily get the train to get there. Overall the experience was great […] and I would stay there again without a second thought. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room and facilities were clean and modern. Great international vibe in the common areas. Outstanding location close to DePaul, Clark St. and the lake.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"New Experience not for the close minded"
The hostel was as described by the website. The pictures and descriptions are very accurate. I stayed in a tiny room with 2 bunk beds that resembled a dormitory. At first I was creeped out that I would be lodging with strangers. This sketchy feeling was reinforced because of the fact that I did not have the opportunity to introduce myself to my roommates […] by the time I showed up to take refuge for the night. In addition, the hostel housed a diverse demographic of people, young and old, native and foreign. The staff is very friendly and the beds are pretty comfortable. The bathrooms are public and dorm style so plan accordingly (shower sandals). When I checked into my room I didn't leave any of my belongings and I wouldn't recommend that you do either because you never know who's out there! And dont expect to post up in the room for a night of relaxation either because there is no TV, desk, chairs, or entertainment; just a room with bunkbeds and a sink. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty Good Considering the Price"
I was in town for a trial for a basically indigent client, and I wanted to save him some money. Staff was really friendly, and location was great. Everyone I met seemed nice. I was worried the noise level would make it hard to sleep--there were some doors opening and slamming, but not too bad. I had a white noise app on my phone that i used (with my […] roommate's approval) and had no trouble sleeping. Only complaint was that room and bathroom had unpleasant smells. I don't expect the Ritz for $30, but simply cleaning the bathroom regularly doesn't seem unreasonable. I had to leave before breakfast was served, so I can't comment on it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hostel overall"
Quiet neighborhood in good area. Easy access to Subway - few blocks walk. And nightly events held at hostel. Definitely recommend for hostel experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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