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"The hostel was really clean and in a great location" - KeithAllOver, USA


The Chicago Getaway Hostel is a fun backpackers hostel located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, near pubs, restaurants, cafes, and the beach! Lincoln Park is a university area surrounded by bars and nightlife.

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We are excited to welcome you to Chicago and to help you experience everything the City has to offer.

Chigago skyline and beach

Chigago skyline and beach

Within walking distance of our hostel, there are many attractions such as:

  • Excellent public transportation — the Red Line, Brown Line, and numerous bus routes
  • The beach – volleyball, sailing, swimming, and much more
  • An 18.5 mile long bicycle and running trail
  • DePaul University
  • Two blues clubs: B.L.U.E.S. and Kingston Mines
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Somewhere between 30 to 100 bars, clubs, pubs, and music venues within walking distance (depending on how far you walk)
  • Tons of restaurants
  • Second City — this is where many Saturday Night Live actors got their start
  • Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • Numerous theaters

Our hostel has both dormitory beds and private rooms available. We look forward to meeting you!

Take a look at some of our hostel photos, read our hostel reviews, or check out some travel resources!

Sunrise Chicago

Sunrise over Lake Michigan

Photo of Chicago skyline and beach © Herkie. Photo of sunrise over Lake Michigan © John Picken.