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Boise
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed in the 8 girl dormitory and the beds were actually very soft. The room was always kept clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful. However the wifi in the rooms was not the best. Other than that it was a wonderful stay

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings Renzees; Thank you so much for your feedback! We like to think of ways to improve the hostel every day! I hope to see you again soon

London
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited Thursday to Monday. Amazing. Everything was executed to precision, they really knew what they were doing when it came to running a hostel. All the staff were helpful and kind. Everywhere clean and modern. One of the smartest / most modern hostels I stayed with in America. Whilst the hostel isn't in downtown, it is extremely quick and easy...

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings georgeglsimons: Thanks for the great review! Glad you had a good time staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager

Ottobrunn, Germany
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The employees where competent and could give us lots of helpful recomendations. Also Tickets couldbe bought directly. What should I say more? Perfect Stay! Everything was clean and theprice was ok....

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Hi 864chicagotraveller: Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad you enjoyed your short trip to the Windy City. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I choose the premium dormitory with four bunks. The room was very small. The beds rickety and sway when someone turns in bed. There is one strong light in the room that people turn on att all hours during the night. There is no shelf on the top bed to put phone, water bottle etc.

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Greetings plov123: I am sorry to hear that you had an uncomfortable stay this time around. I can assure you that although it is difficult to predict roommate behavior within the dorms, your honest feedback will be utilized to improve the overall experience for our guests. It is always our intention to provide the most comfortable stay and feedback like...

grand rapids
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It was a very hot weekend in Chicago, and our room came with a window air conditioner. However, the generator was having issues during our stay and the power went out in our room for a good amount of time. We understand that this was nobody's fault and that it was out of their control, but our room was 85...

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Greetings matisend: We appreciate your honest review and yes, due to our demanding weekend, we regretfully experienced some issues. We thank you for your understanding during this temporary issue and can assure you that the next time you stay you will have the experience that our guests have come to love! Thank you.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I can highly recommend to book this hostel if your staying some days in Chicago. The CTA availability (bus, Red Line and Blue Line) is pretty good. max 5 min to walk... In total, you need about 20 min to be in Chicago downtown. The beach is only 10-15 min away to walk and if you like running, there is...

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Thank you kozime_244074! We appreciate your feedback greatly. We work everyday to better our building. I hope to see you soon!

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

A very good hostel close to Lincoln Park with excellent transport links to city centre on bus or 'L' train and everything that is needed when you spend the majority of your day sight seeing. Buy a GO Chicago card rather than a CITYPass for your sight seeing.

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Greetings cgrego_541350: Thank you for such a great review. We love our location and we're happy you do as well! I will see you soon, thanks so much for visiting!

Leakey, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This family-friendly hostel in the Lincoln Park area is well maintained, has a friendly & helpful staff, and provides free breakfast. Everything you need - shopping, restaurants - is within walking distance. Lincoln Park is amazing. We were disappointed that someone took our dinner out of the communal refrigerator, but we loved sitting on the back patio each morning &...

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Thank you for such an outstanding review Mary! We take pride in our location and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Must tell the truth about this student dormitories stuck in the dark ages Friendly staff - NO they stay behind front desk, antisocial and don't mix or see anything going on Clean - NO communal showers dirty and floors slippy Clean sheets -NO in my dorm for 4 days and those who left had bottom sheet neatly tucked back in...

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stayed here for a while in June/July. Loved the location in the great Lincoln Park neighbourhood. Breakfast every morning was simple but did the job and the kitchen is fully equipped to make your own meals throughout the day. Reception staff are amazing and couldn't be more helpful throughout my stay! The Wifi is a little hit and miss sometimes,...

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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Affordable Style in Chicago's Chic Lincoln Park Located in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. Policies once etched in stone are being cast aside in favor of fresher, friendlier approach. Membership fees are out and hotel-like amenities are in at this stately 1928 Georgian Revival landmark that, ironically, returns to its early 20th century roots as a boardinghouse for women. Today, all guests are welcome to enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, free linens, free housekeeping, a 24/7 chef-caliber kitchen and a BYOB policy. Add nightly events like pub crawls, brewery tours and barbecues and it's easy to see why Chicago Getaway is fast becoming the city's favorite spot for affordable short-term and extended-stay accommodations. ... more   less 

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Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $28 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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“The room 4 bed had alot of room not a bad choice for me.”
 of 5 bubbles tracyc636, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to take the rooms with the less persons, you'll sleep even better.”
 of 5 bubbles Sparthie, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“they have a great breakfast, get up for it!”
 of 5 bubbles bugboyblack, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You have to turn the heating on manually, which we did not know but figured out.”
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“options for a television for families with younger children a way to control the heat and better sleeping options.”
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