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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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From the Blog

Autumn Events 2014 at Chicago Getaway Hostel

24 Oct

Weekly Events in Fall 2014 Welcome to Chicago, the leaves are changing colors and a sweater is a useful item to pack on your trip here, and when you arrive- be ready to explore the city with us as we offer a different event for our guests- every night of the week: Monday: Kingston Mines […]

David Bowie at MCA

07 Oct

I recently went to the David Bowie exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, here is what I gathered from this wildly popular engagement: First off, for such a popular and expansive exhibit, it is very cool that Chicago landed this Bowie exploration.  Similar in part to the Seattle EMP Museum’s Nirvana tribute, the MCA’s […]

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank

30 Sep

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank   When you’re traveling on a shoestring, every penny counts – especially in a big city like Chicago. Luckily, you can take it all the city has to offer without breaking the bank. Here’s how to save money in Chicago while still soaking up the best of the Second […]


I've stayed at a number of hostels in Chicago and this one is by far the best. Slightly outside of the main city, but very close to trains, busses, the zoo, bars and the lake. Public transport in Chicago is amazing so location is more-or-less fine, particularly given that it's in a super expensive beautiful neighbourhood. The hostel is one of the nicest I've stayed at worldwide with very friendly staff and activities most nights of the week. Highly recommend.
Tomn8r in Australia via – August, 2014
Really clean and secure hostel, would be recommended to others. Close to both trains and buses into the city center and the train station. Staff knowledgeable and helpful about the city, and very friendly.
Anonymous in England via – August, 2014
The hostel is very centric, you can easily go mostly everywhere from there. There are some bars, pubs and restaurants in the neighborhood you can go walking. The staff is very friendly and helpful. When i did the check in I was charged a bit more than I expected, once I talked to the staff the problem was solved. Free breakfast, free printer, events during the weekend, nice atmosphere!! Excellent hostel, I really recommend it!
Anonymous in Brazil via – September, 2014