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Winter Events at Chicago Getaway Hostel

04 Dec
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 As we gear up for our winter season in Chicago, we are still keeping busy with events for you, everyday. MONDAY. Mondays are night is Blues Bar Night at historic Kingston Mines.  Guests meet in the lobby at 8:45pm, and we go together as a group to the famous venue.  Included is FREE admission.  A full bar and […]

Thanksgiving Dinner 2013

26 Nov
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Celebrate the tradition with us, this Thursday, November 28th at 4pm for $10.00.  We will provide all the dishes to stuff you like a turkey! Delicious Dishes Include the Following: TURKEY MASHED POTATOES STUFFING CORN DINNER ROLLS CRANBERRIES PUMPKIN PIE. *Sign up at the front desk anytime!  

Best Brunch in Chicago

29 Oct

Where can I get a good Chicago breakfast?  We get that question a lot.  We’ve compiled our favorite responses for seeking out the tastiest brunch creations. *Bite Café. 2 words: Pork hash (pulled pork shank, brussels, potato, butternut squash, sage with two eggs and spicy hollandaise, served on toast).  Bite Café will “wow” you with […]

Halloween in Chicago 2013

21 Oct
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Here’s a few holiday ideas for your Chicago Itinerary…. *Join us for our traditional events!* Our annual Pumpkin Carving is on Oct. 25th at 6pm in our cafeteria.  We’ll provide the pumpkins and display the carved masterpieces and enjoy some roasted seeds!  In addition, on Oct. 26th we host our Halloween Pub Crawl, costumes are definitely […]

Unique Bars Chicago

01 Oct

Take a quick trip to some of these really cool bars, pubs, and lounges that offer a unique nightlife experience… *Headquarters Beercade* Pinball, old school & new school arcade games, and a full bar compromise Headquarters Beercade.  An added bonus is the games are all FREE.  Better yet, join us for our Saturday event where we […]

Independent Shops in Chicago

19 Sep
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Let’s stray off the beaten path and discover some unique stores to check out that are generally off the traveler’s itinerary, from bookstores to vintage shops, we got you covered… Reckless Records. Looking to score some new or used vinyl?  How about browse a huge DVD selection?  Definitely hit up the Chicago music enthusiast’s staple: Reckless […]

The Art Institute of Chicago

03 Sep

The 2nd largest art museum in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago offers more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world and contains more than 260,000 works of art.  We have discounted tickets available for $21.00 (regularly $23.00).  Also, our tickets come with the ability to skip lines and […]

Original Products of Chicago

11 Aug

You already know Chicago is famous for a lot of things: Pizza, the Blackhawks, Hot Dogs, Skyscrapers, but there are some historic products of Chicago that you may not have known…  *Giardiniera Not really found in too many other cities, giardiniera is a pickled & jarred topping that comes mild, spicy, and ridiculously hot.  The addition […]

Cheap Eats in Lincoln Park

06 Aug

Yet another reason our neighborhood of Lincoln Park is extremely traveler friendly: we have some excellent, yet affordable restaurant options…. Edzo’s. Craving a burger or some pre-pub grub?  Make Edzo’s Burger Shop a pit stop on your itinerary.  Tasty griddled burgers come crisp and perfectly flat from the grill and you can order a single, double, […]

How to Make a Chicago Hot Dog

10 Jul

There’s quite a few excellent restaurants to grab a great Chicago dog, but it is also very easy to make yourself.  The ingredients are easy, and the assembly is a breeze… 1. The Poppy Seed Bun:  There’s something about the subtle effect of the poppy seeds on a fresh hot dog bun.