1. We have a 14-day maximum stay in all of our dormitories within 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. Private Rooms, as well as dormitories, can be booked with a 72-hour cancellation policy OR you make 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 and cannot be modified. Cancellation will result in a 100% penalty.
  5. A valid credit card is required for all reservations.
  6. Certain Rate categories may require an advanced deposit. Please refer to the rate type for specific details. If the credit card is declined, the Chicago Getaway Hostel reserves the right to cancel your booking.
  7. At check-in, guests must present a valid Foreign Passport or Government Issued State ID. No expired IDs will be accepted.
  8. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Guests under 18 are permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented.
  9. Paid Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the front desk upon arrival.
  10. Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Cash. We offer an ATM in our lobby if you need to withdraw cash.
  11. 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.