Ratings based on 580 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 1, 2015
For a hostel, this is a great place. Its clean and tidy. The staff is very friendly too.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Truth in advertising needed...

Posted Jul 30, 2015
I've stayed here before and may again. It's a good value for what you get. And very decent for a hostel. It is also in a fantastic, strategic location in Chicago. But they need to be honest about the renovation and repair work they are doing. And in particular, the one and only elevator was not working the entire 3 days of my stay, and I was on the top (4th) floor! That should be posted for transparency to the public.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and convenient hostel

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Pros: It was clean and very organized.
Cons: Everything was great.
Location: There is a bus nearby to go downtown, the neighborhood is safe.
I arrived to this hostel at midnight. There was a person at the front desk ready to explain everything to me. The room and bathroom were very clean, there was also different kinds of food for breakfast. I do not have any complains, the place was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from north carolina

Convenient and nice

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Really nice staff and really clean. Also a very convenient location.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Madison, WI

Close proximity to everything

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Pros: Location, friendliness of staff, great industrial community kitchen & awesome back patio for dining or relaxing.
Cons: More attention to cleanliness of bathrooms & some air freshener throughout the property would be nice
Location: Best location in city with dozens of great restaurants & bars.
As a native Chicagoan I will always maintain that Lincoln Park is the greatest neighborhood in the city. Staying at the hostel you are two blocks away from one of the best streets in the city; Clark St. The bus that runs up and down Clark can get you to many of the other great neighborhoods, or a quick transfer will get you anywhere else in the city you need to go. The hostel itself has everything you need, just keep in mind that it is a shared community stay, but at around 1/3-1/4 the price of a regular hotel, you can't beat the hostel when staying in the greatest city in America !
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Taiwan

Very cozy and closed to bus Stanton.

Posted Jul 24, 2015
Me and my friend stay two bed room. It's cozy and got a good location only walk 10 mins to subway 3 mins to bus station. It's worth to backpacker.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Missouri missionary to Japan

First stay in a hostel.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Chicago Getaway was a wonderful experience. A friend and I met there as we were passing through the country, in different directions. It was interesting to go into a room full of people, late in the night, and try to be quiet and not wake them as I crawled into my top bunk. (My friend had a lower bunk) But the bed was clean and comfortable. I felt safe and slept well. If you think about it, a little flashlight would be helpful, but not manditory. The toilet and shower were down the hall a ways, but that allowed for late night or early showers that didn't disturb other guests. A towel was provided. Breakfast was not fancy, but offered a variety and it was filling. Kurig coffee was available before Breakfast for $0.75. Only very strong versions. Otherwise coffee was included in breakfast, if you could wait. There's a nice lounge area with sofas and soft chairs, the dining area provides plenty of tables to eat, fellowship or work. The internet works well. There is a patio area that is nice and relatively private. The only draw back was parking. You can pay for a space behind the building or walk to and from a nearby garage. You pay for convenience. Check out at 11 but could leave the car until 3. It was my first trip to Chicago - should've left the car till 3! Plan to take public transport of you're not familiar with the city. It will save you time and anxiety. If stay again in a heartbeat!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Great hostel

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Great experience. We used the facility to sleep and shower only. we were out most of the time. the room was extremely clean and the bathrooms were clean too but they could have definitely been a little cleaner but overall it was definitely clean. I would stay again, for sure. staff was extremely kind, helpful, and friendly. I loved it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A nice alternative

Posted Jul 17, 2015
A nice alternative to high price hotels. Lots of young and international guests. Perfect location. Breakfast and coffee are basic but fulfilling. Plenty of activity. Very nice to meet people from other countries. Near De Paul University. Excellent restaurants within walking distance. Service above and beyond expected.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Very clean place, I loved it so much, nice quite neighborhood and close to diners