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The Chicago CityPASS

30 Sep
The Shedd Aquarium

Coming to the city? The Chicago Getaway Hostel has some great discounts for guests.   We just got an outstanding deal on CityPASS which we will be selling for $69.00 (adult ticket) and $59 (for children). This gives you access to 5 infamous attractions for a cheaper price. The original combined attraction price would be $134.62, so you are saving a […]

Good Places to Eat in Lincoln Park

09 Sep

Welcome to our neighborhood, dear traveler.  Looking for some excellent Northside food for cheap?  We got you covered.  Here are some of our hostel approved places that will satisfy your hunger pains… Welcome to The Dog House.  This is our staff-picked fast food joint for delicious encased meats.  Whether you’re in the mood for a […]

Holiday Rates at The Chicago Getaway Hostel

26 Aug
Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Who says you can’t have winter fun in Chicago? From ice skating, concerts, sledding, a frosted skyline, drinks, Zoolights, Bulls games, The SkyDeck, Navy Pier- there’s a bunch of Holiday fun to have in Chicago.  Dear traveler, we have even better news for you.  We are offering $20 dorm rates as well as 20% off on private rooms during […]

Chicago Marathon 2010

20 Aug
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  On 10-10-10, The Chicago Marathon begins again.  It is one of the 5 Major World Marathons.  This 26.2 mile race includes 20 aid stations, a start location in beautiful Grant Park, a pasta dinner, and the potential for a huge personal accomplishment.  If you are looking for an inexpensive & comfortable place to stay […]

Riot Fest 2010

12 Aug

Achtung punk rock enthusiasts!  The annual Riot Fest concert series will bestow its snarling, three-chord, beer-swilling, band-filled, moshing, crowd-surfing, glory upon our city once again.  If you need cheap accommodations, grab your favorite band shirt & book a room with us ASAP.  The fest packs another stellar lineup of rock-n-roll: Bad Religion, The Lawrence Arms, […]

Things to do in Chicago September 2010

06 Aug
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Chicago is becoming big music fest central.  We know you’ve heard of Pitchfork and Lallapalooza, but we’d like to introduce you to a new concert series, NorthCoast Music Festival.  This is a celebratory concoction of hip hop, electronic, dance and indy music occuring at Union Park Labor Day Weekend, which is just a quick train […]

Chicago Beaches: Enjoy Them Today!

25 Jul
North Ave. Beach

Let’s cool off.  We love Chicago summers but sometimes the sun gets a little too fierce.  Here are some spots to enjoy the lakefront… North Ave. Beach is loaded with fun stuff.  You can rent volleyball equipment, bikes, and kayaks.  One may also be interested in using their beach house for showers, or checking out […]

Summer Festivals in Chicago

06 Jul

Wow.  It’s already July, but the good news is that we still have a ton of cool events for you.  From food to live bands and airplanes, check these out: Mmmfood, let’s celebrate summer by eating and drinking outside.  Luckily, we have The Windy City Ribfest  as well as the new Roscoe Village Burger Fest to check out. These events are […]

Fun & Unique Places to Eat in Chicago

15 Jun

If you are traveling to Chicago any time soon, you will realize how truly diverse our city proves to be.  What better way to celebrate these different cultures than with an ethnic dinner?  Here are just a few suggestions for a hungry traveler in the market for something new…  San Soo Gab San is a Korean BBQ […]