We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights in room 328. The room was nice, very clean, basic with a toilet (1/2 ensuite). It was great for what we needed. It was very clean which I was impressed with. The room could sleep 3 people as it had a queen with a single bunk on top. There was also a small desk with a lamp and a small cupboard - very simple room. The room had aircon and a fan which was great. The size was on the smaller size but would feel bigger if it didn't have the top bunk.
There were activities at the hostel but we didn't participate however if you were single, then it would be great to meet people. There was a phone and also free wifi in the room which was great.
The mens showers was near our room however the female showers were far from the room (I had to walk through 2 areas to get to it), and I felt somewhat vulnerable in there as there were no locks etc. The showers were VERY dirty, hair everywhere, not sure when they were last cleaned. My partner said the mens showers were also very dirty. This let the hostel down, I was grossed out big time.
The hostel itself seemed very safe and also the staff let us keep our luggage in a room all day until we left Chicago that night, which was helpful.
The staff were ok, some helped and some seemed bored although overall seemed ok. One person told us check out was 9.30am and another said 11am, not sure what the confusion was.
The location is in Lincoln Park and is BEAUTIFUL. Tree lined streets, cafes, bars, cinema, walk to Lake Michigan, the zoo etc, all close by. Overall, great location, very clean in the room -just wear flip flops in the shower!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable Style in Chicago's Chic Lincoln Park Located in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. Policies once etched in stone are being cast aside in favor of fresher, friendlier approach. Membership fees are out and hotel-like amenities are in at this stately 1928 Georgian Revival landmark that, ironically, returns to its early 20th century roots as a boardinghouse for women. Today, all guests are welcome to enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, free linens, free housekeeping, a 24/7 chef-caliber kitchen and a BYOB policy. Add nightly events like pub crawls, brewery tours and barbecues and it's easy to see why Chicago Getaway is fast becoming the city's favorite spot for affordable short-term and extended-stay accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chicago Getaway Hotel Chicago