- Barbecue Grill
- Playing Cards
- Weekly Social Events
- Free Wireless Internet (Entire Building)
- TV Room with Premium Channels
- Complimentary Daily Breakfast
- Free Coffee during breakfast
- Computer stations with complimentary printing
- Discount coupons for free
- Premier Lincoln Park Location near to Buses and Trains
- Free Concierge Services
- State of the Art Guest Kitchen open 24/7
- Lockers for Guest Use
- Secured Key Card Access
- Air Conditioning (controlled)
- Attraction Brochures & Travel Magazines
- Free Newspaper in Lobby
- Weight Scales available
- Hair Dryers Available
- Free City Maps
- Plates & Dishes for cooking in kitchen
- Guest Bathrooms on each floor
- All Linens Provided
- Front Desk
- On-Site Vending
- Food Storage Bins Provided
- Iron and Ironing Board Available
- Taxi Requesting Service
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Today, 86 years later, we strive to honor the history of our great building and the trailblazing past of Ina Robertson, the founder and first president of the Eleanor Clubs. Interestingly enough, through all of these years; our mission remains the same. Provide a fun, social atmosphere at a price that’s affordable and in a neighborhood that cannot be surpassed.
Arlington House International Hostel officially becomes Chicago Getaway Hostel
The former Arlington House International Hostel officially becomes Chicago Getaway Hostel. In 2010, our building celebrated its 82nd birthday. We celebrated with giving her a head to toe, tune-up.
The Arlington-Deming District
The Arlington-Deming District is given landmark status. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this district contains a fine array of buildings exemplifying the high-quality residential and institutional buildings historically built in this north lakefront neighborhood. Earliest buildings in the district date from the years immediately after the Chicago Fire of 1871, when this portion of then-independent Lake View Township served as refuge for displaced Chicago families.
The home to Chicago Getaway Hostel was built
The Eleanor Clubs commissioned Edwin H. Clark (1878-1967) to design our current building in the Georgian Revival Style. Edwin H. Clark designed many buildings including the Lincoln Park Cultural Center.
The Eleanor Clubs Boardinghouses
Philanthropist Ina Robertson (1867-1916) established a series of boardinghouses for young working women in Chicago. These boardinghouses, called Eleanor Clubs, reached the height of their popularity in the 1910s and 1920s, when six residential clubs housed a total of six hundred young women.
At Chicago Getaway Hostel, we’re doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint and take steps toward a cleaner, greener world. Throughout the property, you’ll see signs of our eco-friendly ethos, from reusable dishes in the kitchen to recycling bins in our guest rooms. Energy efficient showerheads, LED light bulbs and reusable keycards are just a few of the ways we’re doing our part.
Air, Bus, Car or Train
On-site parking available
Below you will find information on getting to our hostel from the following locations:
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Chicago Midway Airport
Union Station (bus & train station)
Driving Directions by car ($30 – Mon-Friday and $32 – Sat & Sunday)
Don’t forget that you can call or email the hostel anytime for assistance!
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