1. We have a 14 day maximum stay in all of our dormitories with a 30 day period. Additionally, we have a 28 day maximum stay in our private rooms. Students and interns studying with the city of Chicago can request an extended stay by filling out our extended stay form located here.
  2. We welcome guests from everywhere outside of a postal code beginning with “60”. If you arrive with a zip code beginning with “60” you will be turned away due to this policy.
  3. All Dorm beds are non-refundable and require 100% pre-payment. Private Rooms can be booked with a 72-hour cancellation policy OR you may take advantage of deeply discounted Advance Purchase rates which are non-refundable. *Advance Purchase, Non-Refundable rates are only available more than 14-days prior to arrival.
  4. Advanced Purchase Bookings are non-refundable nor changeable. Cancellation will result in a 100% penalty.
  5. If you must leave earlier than expected after you have checked in you must notify us of this by 6PM the day prior to your departure; otherwise a charge equal to that night’s room and tax will be charged.
  6. A valid credit card is required for all reservations.
  7. Certain Rate categories may require an advanced deposit. Please refer to the rate type for specific details. If the credit card is declined, Chicago Getaway Hostel reserves the right to cancel your booking.
  8. At check in, guests must present a valid Passport or Government Issued ID.
  9. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  10. Guests under 18 are permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented.
  11. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire at the front desk upon arrival.
  12. Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB and Diners Card. Cash and Travelers Checks are also accepted. We offer an ATM in our lobby if you need to withdraw cash. A cash deposit of $25 – $250 may be required for guests who are paying in cash and do not have a valid credit card to keep on file during their stay.
  13. Chicago Getaway Hostel is 100% non-smoking. Smoking is allowed 15ft from entrances; smoking in rooms will be subjected to a $200 fine, plus being asked to leave the hostel.