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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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

Rating: 86% from 44 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 85%Facilities

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  • when checking in hey charged me 32.00 when I already paid 5 and change on y credit card,so which means I paid 37.00 for the bed. was a little disappointed in the stay this time being it was my 3rd time staying there. I might have to find a new hostel next time for a better value.
  • 63%
  • 17 Jun 2015 James USA
  • Informações em portugues. Albergue bem localizado, em região tranquila, próximo a bares, restaurantes, supermercados e transporte público. Próximo à cidade, via metrô, ônibus ou mesmo bicicletas, que podem ser locadas em vários lugares. Recomendo o sistema público DIVVY, que tem 3 estações próximas do albergue. Bom ambiente e staff atencioso, mas a limpeza de maneira geral deixa a desejar. Banheiros medianos. Dá pra ficar, sem muita sofisticação.
  • 83%
  • 16 Jun 2015 Anonymous Brazil
  • Very good experience and hostel s area excellent, very nice streets around.Chicago the Elegant City
  • 91%
  • 14 Jun 2015 Anonymous France
  • The hostel was a great place to stay at while we were in town for SAMF the only downside was that our rooms were not ready at the time of our arrival and the staff seemed to be bothered when you needed help with anything.
  • 83%
  • 12 Jun 2015 Jennifer Puerto Rico
  • I am angry at myself because before checking in I never looked at the printout of my reservation. It clearly stated that I had a bed in a 4 bed dorm, but was put in a 10 bed dorm. I was too tired to argue with the staff. Then when I already checked out I realized I was overcharged by about 6 dollars. I had prepaid 10 percent , so the balance I owed was 52.80, but I was charged 58.20. because the numbers look similar, I am almost sure it was done on purpose. I should've looked at the printout.
  • 63%
  • 12 Jun 2015 Ramaz USA
  • Had an excellent time at the Chicago Getaway Hostel, a very positive experience. We did 2 nights dorm and 2 nights private room. We were very close to Lincoln Park Zoo and the transit was close as well. Slept good. Neighbourhood very peaceful and safe. The breakfast was included and left us so full we were able to go till almost dinner time. The washrooms were less than perfect but really just fine. Will come again. Thanks
  • 97%
  • 27 May 2015 Anonymous Canada
  • It's a hostel, so you have to be used to sharing bathrooms etc., and to having breakfast at a student cafeteria. Coffee was bad, there was no juice, but it was nice (bananas, oranges, bread, you get to make your own pancakes with syrup etc), and the best: it's included in the fees, which is rare in Chicago. Not very close to subway stations, but near Clark street, which has lots of restaurants, buses, shops, and where I watched Blue Man Group show.
  • 74%
  • 06 May 2015 Adriano Portugal
  • Was coll, but I was no so confortable in the neibgborhood.
  • 69%
  • 30 Apr 2015 Anonymous Brazil
  • This was a lovely hostel, well-maintained, clean, and the breakfast was phenomenal (hot waffles, oatmeal, cereal, coffee, tea, juice). It was very very busy though; I had to wait about 30 minutes to check in, and the staff seemed competent but overwhelmed. No doubt because it's such a nice hostel, though.
  • 100%
  • 25 Apr 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Great place overall, nice staff, beautiful location. Only, I thought the system in place for them holding your back before you check in or after you check out wasn't the best - people are escorted in and grab the bag they claim is theirs. Tags and tickets would be better, I think.
  • 94%
  • 22 Apr 2015 Paulo Canada
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