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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Quadruple Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

2.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLincoln Park Zoo13 min walk
  • Popular LocationOriginal Playboy Mansion3 min drive
  • Popular LocationWrigley Field12 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)37 min drive

Room options

About this area


Chicago Getaway Hostel is located in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood in Chicago, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grant Park and Millennium Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Wrigley Field or United Center. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, sailing, and boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Fullerton Station is 10 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 13 min walk
  • Original Playboy Mansion - 3 min drive
  • John Hancock Center - 4 min drive
  • Water Tower Place - 4 min drive
  • Wrigley Field - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 3 min drive
  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 40 min drive


  • Galway Arms - 4 min walk
  • Basil Leaf - 4 min walk
  • The Other Side Bar - 4 min walk
  • The Pasta Bowl - 4 min walk
  • The Tin Lizzie - 4 min walk

About this property

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Hostel located in Lincoln Park
Consider a stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a terrace, and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and laundry facilities.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Self parking (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and an elevator
  • A 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and concierge services
  • A TV in the lobby, coffee/tea in the lobby, and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value, helpful staff, and proximity to public transit
Room features
All 119 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating, housekeeping, and desks


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 SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Elevator
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Towels


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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
Alcohol is not served at this property

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Frequently asked questions

Is Chicago Getaway Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

As of Dec 8, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chicago Getaway Hostel on Jan 1, 2023 start from $59.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Self parking is available for USD 32 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Chicago Getaway Hostel located?

Located in Lincoln Park, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lincoln Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wrigley Field and Michigan Avenue. Chicago Riverwalk is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away. Fullerton Station is 10 minutes by foot and Diversy Station is 16 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Chicago Getaway Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Chicago Getaway Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Chicago Getaway Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 380 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 369 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 139 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 14%
Rating 4 - Poor. 51 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 63 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Fair stay

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good quality for the price.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overall this was a great place to stay, the location was close to a metro and the area around was very safe to be walking at night. My only concerns were the the ability to control the temperature and some of the weird smells in the elevator and hallways were somewhat off putting. But the price couldn’t be beat, and the water was also hot.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

ROBERT, Deptford
Liked: Staff & service
This place is fine when you just need a place to crash for an overnight before a flight or a place to drop your stuff when you don't need a full service hotel. And this was exactly my situation. I checked out of a convention hotel, and just needed a place to drop all my stuff, as I was staying 1 extra night for late night partying in town before my flight. Technically clean, but a bit run down in some areas. It is VERY spartan, so plan to bring whatever you may need. They claim breakfast is included, but that was very minimal, coffee, juice, cold cereal, yogurt and chilled hard boiled eggs. Fine to get you going but also best to plan for something elsewhere. Located in a decent residential neighborhood, close to bus & transit.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s very close to a lot of transportation and there are some cute restaurants and shops near by
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a hostel, so don't come expecting the Ritz. But, it's a very nice hostel. Breakfast included, coffee was strong and hot, the staff were all so friendly. I got a single room, but it was so comfortable. Bare bones, no tv or anything, but the bed was comfortable, I liked that I could control the temperature. It was quiet. Only real complaint was the toilet is so small I had my knees up to my chest, but honestly, it's a hostel and not a big deal. It met my needs for shelter and a restful night's sleep in a safe and cool area of Chicago. I would definitely stay here again and it's so much cheaper than a regular hotel and worth it. Who really needs all the amenities for a weekender?
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like that everything was a walkable or bike ride away. Wish breakfast was just a little better it was cereal, apples, yogurt, and coffee. But overall stay was bad got to meet different people from around the world.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love staying at Chicago Getaway. I’ve stayed here several times and enjoy it. Lots of food and fun in close proximity. The L isn’t is a short walk from the hotel.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved having a private bedroom and coffee in the morning.

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Nice place to stay if you don't want to spend too much money, the quality is according to the price. All staff super friendly and kind. We had a rainy day and they kindly lent us an umbrella :)