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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
1,679 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Wrigley Field
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lincoln Park
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.)
    20 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Crash Pads: Private Room, Shared Bath

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bunk Bed
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  • Premium Crash Pads: Premium Private Room, En Suite Bath

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 8 Twin Bunk Beds
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About this area


Located near the beach, Chicago Getaway Hostel is in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Lincoln Hall and Briar Street Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Wrigley Field or United Center. Our guests love the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lincoln Park Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    John Hancock Center - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Wrigley Field - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Chicago Water Tower - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lincoln Park - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Fullerton Station - 10 min walk
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 11 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 34 min drive

About this property

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Georgian Chicago hostel in Lincoln Park, walk to Lincoln Hall
Along with self parking, this hostel has coffee/tea in a common area and a business center. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. Rooms offer free WiFi and desks.
Chicago Getaway Hostel offers 119 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.
A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. A business center is on site. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This Georgian hostel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
Chicago Getaway Hostel has designated areas for smoking.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within a Chicago zip code will not be allowed to check in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 100 mi (160 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not served at this property.

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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 30 per night

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Desk

Nearby things to do


  • Beach access
  • Boat tours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Segway rentals/tours

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This hostel is a gem. Yes it’s a hostel so have realistic expectations. That said, the staff was great always, great pricing, fun atmosphere. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, it makes for a road tripping dream come true. Was able to to do the beach, see the city and go to a Cubs game. Parking is a nightmare in the area. I parked a half mile from the hostel and walked around for a week because I didn’t want to lose my rare free parking spot! Breakfast could use more proteins. They serve all carbs.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


  • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The Dormitory was unbreathable because too little equipped for ventilation the air, in the shared bathroom all the faucets worked by detection and only dispensed a trickle of water for only 3 seconds, to shower it was first necessary to get naked in the sight of everyone, the staff does not smile or sauf hello, is not friendl, does ont know about bid events on progress and is very arrogant.

Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

1. There was no shelf or a rack in the shower room to place any shampoo, nor soap on it, neither anything to hang my towel on it. Unfortunately, I had to place all of it on the top of the toilet and I'm sure YOU won't do it. Would you? 2. Once again, there was no shelf or a rack by the sink in the main room, therefore, there was no place to place my toothpaste and the toothbrush, but on the little tiny soap dispenser! The toothbrush indeed fell on the floor once! 3. I stayed for 2 nights. At the second afternoon, the bathroom as well as the toilet were dirty and filthy. I asked why wasn't it been cleaned and the answer was laconic... "I will write it down and give it to the manager" In my opinion it is disgusting, disrespectful and total ignorance of a client. Thank you for your involvement into these issues.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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