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Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel

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8.2

Excellent

4,767 reviews

4,767 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.21 kilometers from city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Saint Clement Church

110 m

Dave’s Records

350 m

Blues

350 m

Kingston Mines

380 m

Julia Porter Park

390 m

Popular landmarks
Wrigley Field

2.5 km

360 Chicago Observation Deck

3.6 km

The Magnificent Mile

4.0 km

Navy Pier

5.1 km

Cloud Gate

5.2 km

Closest landmarks
Park Lincoln Garage

200 m

Julianne Carrara DMD MS Limited

330 m

Lincoln Hall

440 m

Big Apple Finer Foods

450 m

Uncle Dan’s

470 m

Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 West Arlington Place, Lincoln Park, Chicago (IL), United States, 60614 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Lincoln Park part of Chicago (IL), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Millennium Park.

Highlights

720 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Air conditioning

Smoking area

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Front desk [24-hour]

Tennis court

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chicago (IL) every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport17.4 km

Rooms available at Chicago Getaway Hostel

Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 4 bunk bed...
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Premium Crash Pad - Private Room and En-Suite Bath
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Posh Pads: Private Room, En Suite Bath
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Crash Pads with Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Chicago Getaway Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. Parking is available for a fee of 28 USD per day.

What is the smoking policy at Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Chicago Getaway Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Chicago Getaway Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Chicago Getaway Hostel is Fullerton Railway Station, 710 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Restaurants including Pequod’s Pizza, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! and RJ Grunts are popular in Chicago Getaway Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Lincoln Park.

What popular shopping places are close to Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Shopping options in Chicago Getaway Hostel’s Lincoln Park neighborhood include Saturday's Child, Green City Market and Aroma Workshop.

What are popular attractions near Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Guests at Chicago Getaway Hostel can easily visit Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum and Lincoln Park Conservatory located in the Lincoln Park area.

What popular beaches are close to Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Guests at Chicago Getaway Hostel can easily visit North Avenue Beach in the Lincoln Park area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Chicago Getaway Hostel?

Chicago Getaway Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Designated Grilling Area, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and Webster Wildlife Site located in the same Lincoln Park area.

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What people love about Chicago Getaway Hostel

  • 8

    Very good

    "This is a good place for solo travelers."

    Rajorshi

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    November 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Convenient, clean, affordable hostel."

    Jessica

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    October 23, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean hostel with huge kitchen and patio"

    donghyun

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    August 2, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 339 Chicago (IL) properties
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Room comfort score
7.4/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Service score
8.3/10
Cleanliness score
7.9/10
Better than
97
%
of Chicago (IL) properties
Better than
94
%
of Chicago (IL) properties
Better than
93
%
of Chicago (IL) properties
Better than
92
%
of Chicago (IL) properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
4,767 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.0
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More about Chicago Getaway Hostel

More about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Never miss a single attraction in Chicago (IL) when staying at Chicago Getaway Hostel. Getting around in Chicago (IL) is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city. Located a mere 5.2 km from Millennium Park, Chicago Getaway Hostel is just steps away from a green and natural adventure.
At Chicago Getaway Hostel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel.
Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
All rooms at Chicago Getaway Hostel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Chicago Getaway Hostel also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Apart from amenities and services, Chicago Getaway Hostel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Chicago (IL) with Chicago Getaway Hostel as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at The Art Institute of Chicago located 5.5 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Cloud Gate located 5.2 km away, where everyone who visits Chicago (IL) wants to have their photo taken. Experience local culture through architecture at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower located 5.4 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 94% of the city's accommodation.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

5 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Bowling alley
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Tennis court

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels
Location
616 West Arlington Place, Lincoln Park, Chicago (IL), United States, 60614
Excellent
Location

8

Airports

  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
    17.4 km
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
    22.4 km

Public transportation

  • Fullerton Railway Station
    720 m
  • Diversey Railway Station
    950 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Julianne Carrara DMD MS Limited
    330 m

Shopping

  • Water Tower Place
    3.6 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    560 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Wrigley Field
    2.5 km
  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    3.6 km
  • The Magnificent Mile
    4.0 km
  • Navy Pier
    5.1 km
  • Cloud Gate
    5.2 km
  • Millennium Park
    5.3 km
  • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    5.4 km
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    5.5 km
  • Shedd Aquarium
    7.0 km
  • Museum of Science and Industry
    16.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Saint Clement Church
    110 m
  • Park Lincoln Garage
    200 m
  • Julianne Carrara DMD MS Limited
    330 m
  • Dave’s Records
    350 m
  • Blues
    350 m
  • Kingston Mines
    380 m
  • Julia Porter Park
    390 m
  • Victory Gardens Theater
    410 m
  • Greenhouse Theater Center
    430 m
  • Biograph Theater
    430 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-18 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property accepts bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • A maximum length of stay is 14 days within a 30 day period. Exceptions can be made for students; please contact the property directly.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 116
  • Year property opened1928
  • Most recent renovation2015

Parking

  • Daily parking fee28 USD
Property announcements

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Please note that guests booking from Chicago zip codes (60---) are not permitted at this property. Please note there is a 14 day maximum length of stay within a 30 day period. Exceptions can be made for students and guests should contact the property directly. Please be advised that all keys are personalized electronic key that only allow guests to access the room they are staying in.

Reviews of Chicago Getaway Hostel from real guests

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8.0
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.8
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service8.3
Value for money8.3
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (45)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (14)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
Time of the year
Mar - May (17)
Jun - Aug (39)
Sep - Nov (36)
Dec - Feb (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Gangabahadur from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Efficient hostel”

Best value for money. Decent ambience. Lovely amenities. Free breakfast. Quite convenient location, 10 minutes walk to brown line, & multiple bus lines nearby. If on budget, no other place beats it...

Reviewed June 10, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Janina from United States
Group
Premium Crash Pad - Private Room and En-Suite Bath
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Home away from Home ”

I was here during the election week, anxiety was high but gateway was so warm and friendly it felt like home. Eased my anxiety exponentially and will be back soon!

Reviewed November 09, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Brittany from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Exceptional”

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Super clean, friendliest staff, amazing location. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed June 06, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Ethard from United States
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

Great place for the price! ”

Staff was VERY FRIENDLY and super helpful. I had an amazing time and will definitely return! It's in the heart of Lincoln Park, very clean and the staff was AMAZING. I can't wait to visit again!

Reviewed July 14, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Minsu from United States
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Budget hostel but excellent overall”

This is my second time staying here, i wasnt a big fan of dormitory but two bed in private room was great

Reviewed June 26, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Couple
Double room - Bunk bed - Shared bath
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Excellent Value / Location”

It's a hostel so the room we got was very small and affordable. It's efficient place to lay ones head while being out most of the time. The shared bathrooms work well enough unless you want to take a shower in the morning expect lines.

Reviewed September 08, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Hannah from United States
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

worth it”

cute, cost effective, friendly staff, also worth it

Reviewed March 09, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Jorge from Canada
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

Nice place ”

I felt at home, the personal is kind, the facilities good, neighbourhood quiet and close to restaurants or a place to take a drink

Reviewed June 01, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Hua from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

The shower room is not that good they don’t have racks in the individual shower room so it might be inconvenient to take a shower in the public shower room

Reviewed October 06, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Apoorv from India
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Lovely clean place”

Lovely clean place at an awesome location. I would definitely recommend it. You can walk to the train station, go anywhere.

Reviewed July 06, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Anh from Vietnam
Family with young children
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Good Value”

The place is nice for the price, but the staff could be more friendly, and understanding.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

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6.8
Good
Xavier from United States
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very basic. Bare minimum. But good central Lincoln park location”

If you are traveling on a super low budget then this is the place you want to stay. Wonderful location in the heart of a Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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4.8
Bruce from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Acceptable”

They told us we couldn't get the room cause we stay in Chicago

Reviewed January 20, 2021

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4.4
Carrie from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

It is what it is”

If you’re looking for somewhere cheap just to crash for a few nights, this is the place for you. If you want a quality experience, look elsewhere

Reviewed May 31, 2022

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4.0
Victor from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Not a good option”

You can find a better places for the same price, no A/C on room, no fan, nothing... 82 degrees outside, not a good option definitely...

Reviewed April 24, 2022

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4.0
En from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Acceptable”

It's horrible like a scene in a horror movie. But in Chicago, maybe it's acceptable.

Reviewed November 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Satoshi from Japan
Couple
Private Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in September 2013

Perfect Budget Accommodation in chicago”

great price, friendly staff, great breakfast

We had standard twin bed room with shared bath. Room was clean, and bigger than we thought, with small closet and small working desk. Shared bathroom was a bit walk, but large and clean. Staff was very nice. Breakfast was pretty good for hostel. Toasts, bagels, fruits, cereals, oat meal. Location is great, in quiet area of Lincoln park. Walking distance to fullerton station, and bus stop is very close, only 5min walk. #22 and #36 bus are both very convenient. A lot of places to eat around too. For the price we paid, I think this was one of the best hostel experiences for us.

Reviewed September 30, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Chi from Taiwan
Business traveler
Stayed 7 nights in May 2015

A convenient place to stay”

good view(Lincoln park), good restaurants and bars, good staffs

The location is very good, is very closed to Lincoln Park and it only takes 20-25 minutes to downtown (walk time included). The blue man group is very near,too. I can walk there and enjoy their great performance. People next to my room were noisy, but it's not a big problem.(I booked a private room) Many tickets are sold here, including CTA pass and some hot museums. It's really very convenient.

Reviewed May 19, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Milan from United States
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Comfy and close to Trader Joe's”

Perfect for a quick layover in Chicago. Would be happy to book here again!

Reviewed July 04, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Shu from China
Business traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

convenient and cheap ”

easy transportation, cheap price, and friendly environment

Like most hostel, the price is cheap with friendly environment. You can meet with many youths there. Ten minutes to Lincoln Park by walk. The breakfast is just so so. Someone talk on the street in front of the door of hostel. Make it a little bit noisy.

Reviewed April 23, 2015

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