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Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, IL 60614

+1 773 929 5380

per night


based on 2,998 reviews


Value for money

Located in a stylish brick building in Park West, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is a Lincoln Park property that offers a change of pace from the traditional hostel. While traditional hostels have membership fees, this elevated one offers more typical hotel-like amenities. Located in a 1928 Georgian Revival landmark, the Chicago Getaway Hostel features a number of amenities for comfort during your Chicago stay. Free Wi-Fi is included throughout the entire hostel, as well as free housekeeping to keep things fresh and clean. Private parking is available on site for a fee, while bicycle rental is offered if you want to get around the city on two wheels. A 24-hour front desk is offered, so you can get assistance or ask questions at any time of the day. The non-smoking hotel also features a game room and baggage storage as needed. A low-key hostel with 115 rooms, the accommodations are casual and easygoing, offering a break in price from traditional hotels. Each room contains bunk beds and a full-size bed, as well as air conditioning to help you keep your cool. A desk with a chair is available as well. The common game room features billiards, foosball, and two flat-screen televisions. Dining options within walking distance of the Chicago Getaway Hostel are plentiful, with more than 130 within less than half a mile. The Pasta Bowl, an Italian restaurant, is a four-minute walk away. Del Seoul, which is within a four-minute walking distance, offers Korean cuisine. Area attractions include the Greenhouse Theatre Center, a local theater where you can catch a show, and Kingston Mines, a blues bar.

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Available rooms at Chicago Getaway Hostel

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Hairdryer

Health and safety

  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Pool table

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Shared kitchen
  • Breakfast included
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Lockers
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Computer use available
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Children's television networks
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Laundry facilities


  • Tennis

Places of interest near Chicago Getaway Hostel

Recommendations carefully curated by Momondo Places


Lincoln Park Zoo0.5 mi
Wrigley Field1.6 mi
Wicker Park2.1 mi
River North2.2 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Salvatores Ristorante0.1 mi
Salvatore's0.1 mi
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant0.2 mi
Fuel Station Cafe0.2 mi

Traveler Reviews

GoodBased on 2998 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Clean, comfortable and great location." (in 258 reviews)
  • Super friendly staff and nice guests (in 253 reviews)
  • And amazing breakfast included (in 210 reviews)
Cons -
  • room and bathroom were very dirty. (in 44 reviews)
  • Bottom bunk was too low tho (in 18 reviews)
  • The bathrooms weren't as clean (in 6 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $102/night difference in the average price of 2 star hotels in Chicago ($134/night) and the average nightly rate at Chicago Getaway Hostel ($32/night).

  • If there is no traffic, the 13.8 mi drive between Chicago O'Hare Intl and Chicago Getaway Hostel should only take about 41min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • With parking available at Chicago Getaway Hostel, you could always rent a car for as low as $19/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Chicago. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Chicago Getaway Hostel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Unfortunately, our data does not specify if there is a pool at Chicago Getaway Hostel. We would recommend calling the hotel’s front desk to confirm. The phone number for Chicago Getaway Hostel is +1 773 929 5380.

  • The city center nearest to Chicago Getaway Hostel is Chicago, which is 3.6 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Grant Park, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • For assistance from an employee at Chicago Getaway Hostel please call +1 773 929 5380.

  • Yes, Chicago Getaway Hostel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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