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Chicago Getaway Hostel
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

The Chicago Getaway Hostel is truly a lovely place. My best friend and I stayed for 3 nights in June while visiting a friend in Chicago. The neighborhood is beautiful, and the hostel is less than 10 minutes from the train. In the summer you can walk to the beach as well.
The hostel itself is incredibly clean and attractive. The age range of the guests was a very nice mix. They offer an excellent breakfast with outdoor space for the warm months. The (very friendly) staff hosts activities daily for anyone unfamiliar with Chicago or the neighborhood. Free Wifi, clean showers, comfortable beds; we had no complaints. This is definitely a step above other hostels and budget hotels I've visited. If you are staying in Chicago on a budget or just want to stay in a place guaranteed to be clean and welcoming, I absolutely recommend the Getaway.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Dear g1i1n1y3:

Thanks for taking the time to review our top-rated Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay back in June and had the opportunity to experience Lincoln Park to it's fullest. We work hard to not only meet your expectations, but continually exceed them.

Thanks for the opportunity to have accommodated you this past summer. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mat Meadows
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

You get what you pay for. Very good value for the money and a lot better than sleeping at the bus station!

Room Tip: in dorm, try for a lower bunk.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Greetings 540bluemoon777:

Thanks for taking the opportunity to review your stay of Chicago Getaway Hostel. We're glad that we could accommodate you and save you the misfortune of sleeping at the bus station. We take our hostel very seriously and work hard to provide a great stay.

We hope if given the chance, you'd stay with us again. We look forward to hosting you in the future, and if requested... will make sure to have a bottom bunk for you!

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Mat Meadows
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

Awesome Hostel, great vibe with other travellers, amazing kitchen setup up, great common room. Beds were decent and comfortable.

Hostel is within walking distance of Fullerton 'L' station and close to some great bars and eats.

excellent work guys would def stay again.

Room Tip: all the rooms are fantastic.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Greetings Carl_NZL:

Thanks for reviewing our top-notch Chicago hostel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and for recognizing our wonderful, committed team of staff. Our staff, myself included look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon! Don't worry- we'll make sure the kitchen is spotless...allowing you to create some more grand meals!

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Mat Meadows
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Everything. More of a hotel than hostel.. Great location. Secure clean friendly & very helpful staff.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Bonjour Queen03:

We're glad to have served someone such as the Queen03 during your stay to Chicago. Providing a great experience for all of our guests, including royalty is of utmost importance to us. We'll be working hard to achieve a great stay for you on your next visit. Until then, Au Revoir!

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Mat Meadows
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Getaway is clean, well furnished and spacious. Staff are friendly and helpful. They've got guitars and a piano to use. Location was really cool. It isn't in the city center but there are heaps of bars and shops with walking distance, as well as a train station.

10 guys to a dorm room was a lot, but that's hostels for you.

Tons of hostel run activities and bar nights.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Matthew S:

Thanks for taking time in your busy schedule to write such a great review of our top-rated Chicago hostel. We're glad to have had you as a guest, and look forward to seeing you lounging in our well furnished and spacious common areas again soon!

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Mat Meadows
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

I stayed there for my 9 days trip, and it was great! There is a breakfast buffet, and the staff is always welcoming. The kitchen is well equiped and the whole place is EXTRA clean! Don't lose time by searching a place to stay, and stay there (in Lincoln Park, near a metro station).

Room Tip: I was in the first dorm near the entrance and it was not too noisy or disturbing!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

Dear martineenvoyage305:

Thanks for reviewing our top-located Chicago hostel! We're glad you had a great time during your 9 day stay. We know we'll see you next time you're in Chicago, so safe travels until then!

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Unbelievable layout, rooms, massive multiple common areas. It did get a bit noisy at night in the common rooms as there is a piano, but this is part of the social aspect. Heaps of people from all over and really outgoing staff.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2012

Dear applesauceanthem:

Thanks for the great review! We strive to be the top hostel in Chicago and around the USA. We're working hard to set high standards for ourselves that we hope the hostel community will follow. Our location in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood gives us a great opportunity to show our guests how wonderful Chicago really is.

We hope that you'll be back to see us again soon!

Sincerely,

Mat Meadows
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Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Chicago
Price Range: $25 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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