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Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Chicago, Chicago, USA, Distance from city centre: 8.5km

Rating: 89% from 51 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Value for money
  • 90%Facilities

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  • I booked a 4 man dorm for 3 nights. They told me I need to move my room for the last night. They didn't mentioned any detail related to changing my room. On the third day afternoon I came back from downtown and found I cannot enter into my room. They have already move all by baggage, clothes to a storeroom. Most unacceptable thing is they also cut off my lock on the wardrobe where I have most important laptop, credit card, passport in it. They finally moved me to a room worse than previous .
  • 54%
  • 03 Aug 2014 Anonymous China
  • Great location, ambiance, and clean facilities. Showers readily run hot water. The lobby has computers available for guests to use and plenty of outlets. Beds are comfortable and clean, though the bunk wobbles when someone rolls over. My 34L backpack fit inside the dorm lockers with about a foot of room on top to spare. It was easy to get to transit (10 min walk away), and walking around the neighborhood at night felt safe. Breakfast includes oatmeal, cereal, milk, coffee, and fruit.
  • 94%
  • 31 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Hostel? I think the service and the whole place is the same as a good hotel. Very nice!! Thanks guys ;)
  • 100%
  • 30 Jul 2014 Jonathan Puerto Rico
  • Very nice hostel, in a nice area. Close to CTA Train (Red), Lincoln Park, and beaches. Bathroom very clean as well as bedroom (comfortable mattress). We had a private room with one large bed and one small. I highly recommend this hostel. The only one bad thing is that we paid online via so we had a tax of $22,40 but if you pay online directly on Chicago Gateway Hostel, you do not have taxes. Breakfast: french small croissant, bagels, cream cheese, butter, jam, coffee, oatmeal, cereal
  • 86%
  • 30 Jul 2014 Benedicte France
  • We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. Everything was great. My only complaint was the quality of the breakfast. After the first day, we ate elsewhere.
  • 94%
  • 24 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • great place to stay. would recommend to anyone. loved my time there
  • 100%
  • 30 Jun 2014 Bryce New Zealand
  • Great value in a good neighborhood.
  • 86%
  • 28 Jun 2014 Paul USA
  • one of my bunkmates was skyping until 2:30 a.m., which made it hard to fall asleep
  • 100%
  • 28 Jun 2014 Mark USA
  • The staff was very friendly and were willing to answer questions about nearby hot spots. Even before arriving I received an email with information about attractions in Chicago and the surrounding area. The place is very clean and there were plenty of options for things to do at the hostel.
  • 100%
  • 26 Jun 2014 Dianne USA
  • Loved meeting new people, was skeptical at first being in a dorm with 10 other girls but was actually not that bad. One complaint though would be the fact that it gets really stuffy and humid in the rooms and the air conditioner doesn't run that well. Overall I had a great time!
  • 80%
  • 22 Jun 2014 Natalie USA
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