Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 W. Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614  show map
 2 stars
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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


USD 30 per hour

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning


Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables


Flat-screen TV



Featuring a designated area for smoking, an elevator, an ATM, a souvenir shop and a meeting room, Chicago Getaway Hostel comes with a sun terrace, a picnic area and a storage room as well. The hostel serves as an example of Georgian architecture in Chicago.

Chicago Getaway Hostel is also located near St. Clements Church, Biograph Theatre and Elks Veterans Memorial. A 5-minute walk takes guests to the pizzeria Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.

It is less than 25 minutes by car to Midway airport.


Chicago Getaway Hostel ensures a good stay offering Premium Suite and Private Suite fitted with individual climate control, satellite TV, a personal safe, an iron with ironing board and a rollaway bed. Rooms are fitted with double beds, single beds and bunk beds. The hostel has private bathrooms with guest toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Chicago Getaway Hostel provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 


Chicago Getaway Hostel offers airport transfer, 24-hour front desk and computer rental.


High-speed internet access is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at USD 30 per hour.

Number of rooms:   116.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Souvenir shop
  • Vending machines
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Video games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • In-room desk


  • Shared bathroom


  • Shared kitchen


  • Flat-screen TV



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

616 W. Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614

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City Center
  • Chicago
    3.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    3.1 mi
  • Millenium Station
    3.2 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    3.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
  • Salvatore's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Molly's Cupcakes (cuisine: American)
    1000 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Private or Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Private Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    8 persons

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Tourist-Dominican Republic2000 ft

Places of interest

  • J. Parker5000 ft
  • The Vic Theatre1.0 mi


  • Tilt2300 ft

Historical sites

  • Boulevard System5000 ft


  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum2700 ft
  • Peggy Notebaert Natural Museum2700 ft
  • Nature Museum2700 ft
  • Nature Museum of Chicago Acad3000 ft
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum3700 ft
  • Institute Museum4600 ft


  • Lincoln Park Area2300 ft
  • Obsessive Compulsive Fndtn2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Transcendental Meditation2000 ft
  • Depaul University2300 ft
  • Depaul University Food Svc3300 ft
  • Coyne American Institute4000 ft
  • Jane Addams Ctr-Hull House5000 ft


Medical care and Hospitals

  • Children's Memorial Hospital700 ft
  • Columbus Hospital1400 ft
  • Lincoln Park Hospital1700 ft
  • St Joseph Hospital3700 ft
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Ctr3700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Local attractions

  • The Moody Church1.2 mi
    1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
  • Boystown1.3 mi
    Chicago, IL
  • 3639 Wrigley Field Rooftop1.6 mi
    3639 N. Sheffield, Chicago
  • Chicago History Museum1.3 mi
    1601 N Clark St, Chicago
  • International Museum of Surgical Science1.5 mi
    1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Near the hostel

  • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool2400 ft
    Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago
  • South Pond3000 ft
    Lincoln Park, Chicago
  • Lincoln Park Zoo3400 ft
    2001 N Clark St, Chicago
  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum3000 ft
    2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago
  • Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences3100 ft
    Fullerton Pkwy. and Cannon Dr., Chicago
  • Lincoln Park3500 ft
    2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago

Restaurants nearby

  • Salvatore's Restaurant700 ft

    Address: 525 W Arlington Pl
    Phone: 773-528-1200

    76% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

  • Basil Leaf Cafe900 ft

    Address: 2460 N Clark St
    Phone: (773) 935-3388

    75% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 30

  • Orange1200 ft

    Address: 2413 North Clark Street
    Phone: (773) 549-7833

    71% likes this, based on 118 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

  • Molly's Cupcakes1000 ft

    Address: 2536 N Clark St.
    Phone: 773-883-7220

    74% likes this, based on 139 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 12

  • The Meatloaf Bakery900 ft

    Address: 2464 North Clark Street
    Phone: (773) 698-6667

    75% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Chicago Getaway Hostel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Based on 258 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    The staff was great! very friendly and helpfull at any time!

    A bit far from the city... i.e, you need 10 min walk to the closest metro station, and a 15 min ride in the metro...

  • Single

    I loved it here. Everyone was so nice and helpful and it was very close to everything. The only downside was noise outside the rooms, but thats to be expwcted in a hostel. I would prefer staying here over any hotel!

    The noise and the fact that you couldnt quietly close the doors to the rooms.

  • Couple

    Heating a bit noisy, but overall it was perfect

  • Single

    I liked the location of the hostel. I thought the front desk staff were friendly. There was a variety of nationalities of guests, which made my stay more interesting. The continental breakfast was good. Overall, the hostel was clean and bright.

    I didn't like a couple things. When I stayed in an 8-person dorm room there was no hand soap in the bathroom. The shower drain also kept backing up whenever I took a shower. I would also have liked to have a power outlet and small light on the wall near my bed so I could charge my phone and be able to see without having to turn on the main light and wake everyone up. On my last 2 nights, I stayed in a private room. My blanket had hair on it and a spot of what looked like food. It was also very small and rough and did cover all of me or the bed. For the price that the hostel charges for a private room (without a private bathroom) this is not good service.

  • Group of friends

    Location is very good, Lincoln park, especially zoo (everything is for free) is fantastic, shops at the Clark Street are very close to the hotel and it's very convenient! Hotel staff is very friendly! Free dinners at saturdays and especially Thanksgiving Day dinner were great! Breakfasts are monotonous (sandwiches, big plus for oranges and bananas), at last week was porridge every day and it was great.

    The rooms and especially bathroom are dirty. Ask the administration to clean the room and tell the room number, we didn't know it. In first, our radiator didn't work (was cold), when it did, it became very hot.

  • Group of friends

    Friendly staff and nice common areas. The staff wee really nice and helpful.

    The sheets had hairs in them and the bathrooms were disgusting. Hair everywhere, chipped plaster, it felt dirty showering.

  • Single

    Just wanted to say that I was happy living there.

  • Group of friends

    I liked the staff, the guys were very friendly and always polite.

  • Couple

    It was a very social atmosphere, with their pub crawls, ect it'd be easy to meet friends. It was also secure and trendy.

    In the one bed, half bath, there's no desk! The room is also very cramped/small. The location is pretty far from the airport, magnificent mile and the train station, so I would book it if you want a social situation and to be close to a good amount of non-touristic restaurants.

  • Single

    the hostel was great. large kitchen which you can use for your own food at any time, very good breakfast, staff was very friendly. i would highly recommend it to anyone.

    rooms should have better ventilation during the night.

  • Single

    Hotel staff were friendly.

    There were a lot of party kids making noise late night. Some guests let randome strangers who didn't stay at this hostel enter this hostel building so it was not quite safe.

  • Group of friends

    Very clean. Nice. Comfortable beds. Near Lincoln park. Good place to stay!!!

    Poor wifi in rooms. Anyway you can go to lobby to receive good wifi signal if you really need Internet access.

  • Single

    Sex with strange girls. Promiscuous African-American bitches. Yummy bodies.

    A snoring guy in our room. That guy was on a farting streak for the whole night. Such a jackass! You shouldn't allow snoring ppl into dorms. That old guy was probably kicked out of his own flat by his wife.

  • Single

    Great location, affordable rates, and well maintained. Probably the best hostel I've stayed in so far!

    There was a bug in the bathroom one day. Aside from that, everything else was excellent!

  • Group of friends

    Good location and easy to access transport. Loved the bright colours.

    shower curtains doesn't stay put when someone walks past in girl's bathroom.

How to reach hostel

hostel Chicago Getaway Hostel Chicago location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

616 W. Arlington Place, Chicago, United States, 60614

Get directions
City Center
  • Chicago
    3.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    3.1 mi
  • Millenium Station
    3.2 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    3.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
  • Salvatore's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Molly's Cupcakes (cuisine: American)
    1000 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: