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Welcome to the Chicago Getaway Hostel

GuysChicago Getaway Hostel has the friendly atmosphere of a hostel with the style, comfort and service of a boutique hotel.  Meeting other travelers is easy in our spacious, modern common areas, gourmet kitchen and outdoor patio.  Our newly renovated rooms offer a choice of dorm accommodations or private rooms – many with ensuite baths.  We are located in a youthful neighborhood near hundreds of bars and restaurants, just a short walk from Chicago’s lakefront beaches and within quick and easy reach of the city’s most popular attractions.

At Chicago Getaway Hostel, we encourage our guests to mingle and have a great time.  We allow alcohol and host an array of weekly guest events, including our free weekend bar-b-ques, pub crawls, blues club tour and much more.

Best of all, we really know Chicago and love helping our guests experience the city from a local’s perspective.  Stay with us and see why Chicago Getaway Hostel is the most popular and highest-rated hostel in Chicago!

We have limited parking available for $28 per night.  We don’t charge hidden membership fees.  Taxes of 16.4% will be added to the listed room rate.

Our hostel offers a fun and social atmosphere with the following amenities:


  • FREE Computer Stations & WiFi
  • FREE Social Events
  • FREE Lockers (bring your own lock)
  • FREE Continental Breakfast
  • FREE Self-Service Kitchen
  • FREE Linens
  • Alcohol IS Allowed
  • Hostel Guitars
  • Bike Rentals
  • Pool & Foosball Tables
  • Cable TV Room
  • BBQ Grill
  • Tour Information
  • No Curfew
  • Friendly Staff Available 24/7
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Testimonials:

Amazing location!!! On a quiet tree-lined street that is just a 2 minute walk to Clark Street and the heart of Lincoln Park. Super professional and helpful staff, very clean, and has lots of amenities in the shared lobby and outdoor space. Different activities led by the staff nightly and bike rentals available.”
Tatyana V. via Yelp – June, 2013
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Best place for me to stay in Chicago. Close to my family. Close to the Lake, I love to run. Close to shopping, a favorite activity. Close to transportation. Very clean rooms and bathrooms. People very helpful and always pleasant. Excellent breakfast and lots of interesting international guests. Neighborhood is beautiful. Will be back!
Inmydreams2 via TripAdvisor – June, 2013
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The staff at the property are great. They are very helpful whenever you have a question. They also run great night social activities. The cooking area has great facilities as well as a lot of storge for food and drink. It is surrounded by heaps of bars and restaurants and is about a 5 minute walk to the closest train.
Ben via Hostelbookers – April, 2013