Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

2.0 star property
Georgian hostel within easy reach of Wrigley Field

7.8/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $74
Price available on 8/21/2022
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Self parking
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lincoln Park
  • Lake Michigan - 14 min walk
  • Wrigley Field - 35 min walk
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 4 min drive
  • Michigan Avenue - 8 min drive
  • Water Tower Place - 10 min drive
  • John Hancock Center - 12 min drive
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 17 min drive
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 13 min drive
  • Navy Pier - 15 min drive
  • United Center - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 37 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 41 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 46 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 3 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 5 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Diversy Station - 16 min walk
  • Armitage Station - 20 min walk

About this property

Chicago Getaway Hostel

At Chicago Getaway Hostel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and segway rentals/tours, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Other highlights at this Georgian hostel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is close by: Fullerton Station is just 10 minutes by foot.


Dutch, English, French, Romanian, Spanish, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (USD 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1928
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano


  • Elevator


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before check-in

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day


  • Uncovered self parking costs USD 32 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

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6/10 Good

Stay was good overall The location is great !
Sadok Amine, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Lincoln Park
This is an excellent hostel from which to stay. It is located in a large and expansive multi-story building with numerous hallways and rooms. The breakfast offered is great, there is a desktop computer available to use if you need it, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the international vibe and feel amongst the other guests is excellent. The large television room is also very nice to relax in after being out during the day exploring the city. I would just like to give a word about getting to the hostel when you are unfamiliar with the area and arrive using public transportation. Walking to the hostel from a CTA train station (in my case the Fullerton Station) is initially confusing being there are a lot of connecting cross streets and intersections in Lincoln Park. Essentially, the street layout is not as linear and clearcut as when you are down in the Loop. Don't be surprised if you get turned around and sent down the wrong street a time or two until you get a grasp of the layout of the area (of which, Lincoln Park is among the nicest neighborhoods I have been to in Chicago).
Russell, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Haley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay here again
Great accomodations, very comfortable
Matthew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phoebe, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Raymond, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exactly what we needed
It's odd to me hostels seem so rare in the US. When you're planning on spending most of the time out and about, they're perfect. Great value, clean, and quiet enough.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rebecca, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mason, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good Hostel
Great neighborhood, very clean place. Beds were comfortable enough. Had a private room, it was small but had a full bed and a desk. Bit of a walk from the L but not a dealbreaker by any means. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby.
Ashley, 3-night trip
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