Explore Chicago and use our hostel as your comfortable base of travel. Here are some reasons why you should stay with us:
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 even a free zoo, Lincoln Park will surely enhance your Chicago visit. “Wonderful hostel! Lincoln Park area is great and quiet, pub crawl was so much fun on Thursday nights. Must stay hostel in Chicago, good environment to meet people or chill if you want. Stay here!!” Anonymous review.
We pride ourselves on being a boutique-like hostel with a very relaxing yet social vibe. Our premises include free internet/wifi, common areas: including a tv lounge, piano room, cafeteria, and sun room, a fully renovated kitchen guests may use as well as a vending area. Get the best travel tips at our front desk that’s operated 24/7, or relax with friends in the dining room. Check out some reviews here. We are also taking student applications for extended stay guests all while keeping up the atmosphere of a true traveler’s hostel.
Part of exploring Chicago is doing things together. Chicago Getaway Hostel has weekly & monthly events, and we are pleased to host activities such as: pub crawls, free dinners, holiday parties, free blues bar outings, bike rides/ rentals and more. Make your reservation today, and see for yourself why we were voted #4 Extra Large Hostel Worldwide on Hostelworld in 2012.
We live, work, and play in Chicago, so we know this city very well. Our greatest attribute is our desire to share this knowledge with you as you familiarize yourself with the greatest city in the USA. Our entire staff takes great pride in what we do, and you are our first priority.
We would like to take this moment to thank all of our past, present, and future guests for their wonderful support as we were recently ranked #4 WORLDWIDE as Best Extra Large Hostel by Hostelworld.com.
Introducing Millenium Park/Christkindlmarket Expeditions…
Every Sunday, join us in the lobby at 12pm as we head downtown to browse the seasonal Christkindlmarket and partake in the majestic Millenium Park Ice Skating rink. It is $10 to skate, and guests must provide their own transportation fare.
Take advantage of our weekly hostel events that will surely illuminate your stay.
Every Monday we have a FREE Blues Bar Outing to one of our historic neighborhood blues venues. Whether its the always lively Kingston Mines or the cool low-key comfort of B.L.U.E.S. Chicago, we always have a blast grooving to the music that made Chicago a haven for blues music since the 1920s. Must be 21 or older.
Thursday Night Pub Crawls! Our evening of Lincoln Park bar hopping is back by popular demand. All guests are invited to meet us in our lobby at 6:45pm, as we visit a list of great taverns, pubs, lounges, and bars to take advantage of their Thursday night specials. Must be 21 or older.
Don’t forget our BBQ Nights every Friday & Saturday from 6-8pm. We serve up complimentary grilled hot dogs and hamburgers to all our guests…this is always a great way to meet your fellow travellers.
*Book your room with us today & find out why we’re Chicago’s best hostel.
Our new kitchen is beautiful and ready for action…
We’ve got induction burners, massive counter space, new cookware & silverware, a dish-washing station, enormous industrial fridges , stainless-steel sinks, an ice machine, as well as a bunch of new appliances…come cook in Food Network style!
We are a city of neighborhoods, and this makes our town a diverse and beautiful playground for travel. Here are just a few excellent locals to experience…
Lakeview, home of The Chicago Cubs, about a dozen vintage clothing shops, record stores, restaurants, an independent film theater, a myriad of bars, and the list goes on and on. This neighborhood is within walking distance to the hostel (just make a left on Clark St.). We recommend exploring this one.
The leaves have changed and Autumn has painted our city with its beautiful Fall colors. We invite you to come explore our magnificent town and take advantage of our weekly events.
Dear Traveler, we will let you in on a little secret. Part of why we are the best hostel in Chicago is because of our beautiful neighborhood, Lincoln Park. In fact, our neighborhood is better than downtown in so many ways. Come see why we were voted the 5th best hostel in the U.S. for the month of May!