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A Hip Hostel in Chicago's Historic Lincoln Park

The Chicago Getaway Hostel reinvents the hostel for a new generation of travelers. Pairing hotel-style services with friendly fewer-frills affordability, this fresh alternative in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park elevates the experience with a roster of fun, free daily social events, a chef-caliber communal kitchen and services and amenities that delight. From free continental breakfast to free WiFi and linens, bike rentals to guitars, Chicago Getaway is the Windy City’s most popular and highest-rated hostel.

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Our housing is located in the heart of Lincoln Park. By day, spend your free time out back on our patio sunning and socializing, playing corn hole, and drinking 312’s— we’ll handle the grill. By night, drink like a local on our guided bar crawls or follow us to our favorite dive bars for live music...

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    Couldn't praise this place highly enough. It is in a really safe and convenient location with a 5-minute walk to the CTA to take you into the City. The staff are very helpful and will do everything they can to help you. They also offer opportunities each night to go to local places that usually offer special deals.

    - Mark B
  • “Love this place...”

    The atmosphere, the location, and the friendliness of staff is why I will definitely being staying here again. It's in a secured building, they have free breakfast and it's only a couple stops from downtown!

  • “AWESOME!”

    Absolutely amazing! Very friendly staff and also the atmosphere is incredible. Very clean and organized and you have a lot of options to do in the hostel itself as well as the activities planned at night. The rooms are very nice and good access to Wi-Fi.

    -Valerie S
  • “Great breakfast”

    Staff super friendly, helpful, and informative about the city. Nice clean hostel, comfy beds and hot showers. Good location, about 10 mins walk from the train station and Lincoln Zoo. Free wifi. Breakfast was fab, so many choices! Would recommend this place to anyone on a budget.

    Carolyn H
  • “Totally recommend it!”

    This was my first hostel experience, and my husband and I could have spent $200 in a hotel but thought we would see what this was like. We are so glad we tried it! The neighborhood is ideal, the outdoor patio beautiful and the people - guests and staff - were super!


    First time in a hostel: was an experiment, and what a great place! Excellent surroundings, staff was great, meal preparation time was the best! Everyone shared ingredients and we came up with some marvelous stuff. Convenient to CTA and to so many bars and restaurants. Didn't want to leave, and will visit again!

    Gerry Z

    Spend three nights at Getaway Hostel and loved our time there. The rooms were very clean and modern. The breakfast that was included in the price was one of the best I have had at a hostel, cereals, bagels, toast, fruit, juice and coffee. Almost every night of the week they had a different activity you could participate in. Our last night there we paid $20 USD for all you can drink at a local Irish pub just down the road. Hostel located in the very nice Lincoln Park district and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants parks and the zoo! Highly recommend this hostel!

    - BrendanFoon Wonthaggi, Australia

    The facilities are outstanding - the kitchen area was massive and always well maintained, the bathroom was also consistently clean and never busy, the rooms were tidy. I didn't deal with the staff beyond check in and check out but they were helpful.

    - CandiceSparrow