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Super Bowl Hostel Party 2013

21 Jan

Super Bowl XLVII, anyone?? Watch the BIG GAME at our third annual Super Bowl Party, come watch the thrills, meet some fellow travelers, and take part in another epic battle for the title… When: February 3rd, 5:30pm. Where: The Hostel (common areas: tv lounge/lobby). What: BYOB, We supply the food & snacks for the game, just bring […]

Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago

03 Jan

Chicago knows burgers, hot dogs, pizza, but we also have some great spots that leave out the meat, here are our picks for vegetarian options… Hip decor meets vegan deliciousness at Karyn’s on Green.  Whether it’s their wonderful butternut squash soup or jerry’s pizza (paper thin crust, wild mushrooms, vegan cheese, fresh basil & garlic), […]

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Chicago

21 Dec

Sure, drinking a few good beers is fun, but hit up one of these special spots for a masterfully made cocktail…. the violet hour. You deserve a fancy cocktail.  At the Violet Hour, a specially designed mixed drink is waiting for you, their menu consisting of just about 40 drinks,  is designed to “wow” even the […]

Booze & View in Chicago

14 Dec

In the mood for a few cocktails along with a film or two? Check out these places that allow alcohol with a side of visual stimulation… Just a short trip from our hostel, The Vic Theater’s Brew and View offers cheap admissions, $3 beers Monday-Wednesday, and a quick survey you can fill out to get buy […]

NYE Party 2013 at Chicago Getaway Hostel

11 Dec

Get out your party shoes & bring in the New Year with us as we kick off our 2nd annual NYE Bash, Dec. 31st 9pm-1am…    Details: ***DJ, Food, Drinks, Balloon Drop, Lights & Music. *$10 for Food & Beer. *$3 per Mixed Drink.     **Book online or call us at 773.929.5380 anytime with any […]

Chicago Independent Art.

04 Dec

Need an original holiday gift idea?  Curious about local urban art?  Check some of these local artist run shops… Sometimes messy is good.  Paperish Mess displays a medley of locally crafted items from colorful prints to flashy flasks, original Chicago memoribilia to hand crafted candles.  Located at 1955 W Chicago Ave in the heart of serene Ukranian Village this shop epitomizes […]

Student Stays at Chicago Getaway

29 Nov

Affordability.  Comfort.  Location.  Friendship.  Some of the essential things you need in a second home.  We provide all of the necessary amenities for your Chicago stay while you further your education: free wifi/computer terminals, easy transportation, fun events, free breakfast, fellow students, a beautiful environment, all in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods.  Discounted rates:  As a student studying in […]

5 spots to drink coffee in Chicago.

28 Nov

Whether you want a chill place to sit & sip delicious coffee, or bring back a great travel gift, here are some of the best cafes the Windy City has to offer…. Intelligentsia. Now a nationally recognizeable force, Intelligentsia may be the best coffee served stateside.  Whether it’s their distinct flavorful House Blend, or the […]

Great Sushi in Chicago

13 Nov

The capital of the Midwest packs a punch when it comes to sushi, enjoy the colors as we recommend some of our favorite places for maki, sashimi, & beautiful rolls… Let’s begin with a tasty local option in Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.  A 5 minute walk from the hostel (2473 N. Clark St.) this place serves imaginative maki that leaves your […]

Award Winning Chicago Hostel

24 Oct

Explore Chicago and use our hostel as your comfortable base of travel.  Here are some reasons why you should stay with us: *Location* With an admirable Walk Score of 97, our neighborhood is one of the most accessible and pedestrian friendly districts around.  Whether you are in the market for nightlife, restaurants, the lakefront path, or […]