Affordable style in Chicago chic Lincoln park

We get you. We know you want to travel the world, discover new things and live like a local everywhere you go. We also know you’ve got a budget, so yeah, we totally get you. That’s why we’re here, to make your epic life journey easier and a lot more affordable, to give you what you want, how you want it.

Fun Freebies
  • Foosball
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Guitars
  • Playing Cards
  • Weekly Social Events
  • Free Wireless Internet (Entire Building)
  • TV Room with Premium Channels
  • Complimentary Coffee Bar
  • Computer stations with complimentary printing
  • Discount coupons for free
  • Premier Lincoln Park Location near to Buses and Trains
  • Free Concierge Services
essential amenities
  • State of the Art Guest Kitchen
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Iron and Ironing Board Available
  • Taxi Requesting Service

Rich History

In the heart of Lincoln park

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.

From laundry to lobby, green is our goal

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.

Get here by
Air, Bus, Car or Train

 Paid on-site parking available (space is limited)

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)
Don’t forget that you can call or email the hostel anytime for assistance!

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