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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this place based on a personal recommendation. I was given Paola the manager's name and told to say hello from a friend. Next morning, I found out quite accidentally (from the graffiti on the kitchen duct) that Paola had recently quit and her amazing vibe and customer service departed with her. Wish I had known this upon check-in....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a number of nights in June in both a dormitory and private room. In both, the beds were very rickety and uncomfortable. Most of the staff were really friendly. The hostel is in a good location with easy access to the airport and CTA.

Thank Eanna M
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I think it is good place to start trip in Chicago, off course there are lot of other places, but for the low budget it is good place! Personal are very kind. Hostel located in good are, and there are few neighborhood shops, and cafes which work 24 hours, and it is comfortable!

Thank Rustam Y
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've been traveling for six weeks and IHSP had the best group of staff I've seen so far. I arrived after a red eye flight, and even though I got there hours before check-in Jeff (the guy with long hair) got my room ready so I could get some rest. All around genuinely friendly folks who seem to care a...

Thank alexthetowerbauer
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a great experience staying at this hospital when visiting Chicago last summer. Laid back atmosphere but also professionally run and very clean including shared bathrooms. Great rooftop patio to have a beer, have a chat, and see the Chicago skyline in the distance. Great neighborhood with many bars and restaurants nearby. Felt very safe walking around at night....

Thank Domer90mom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place was amazing, the common area was really legit, pool tables, great breakfast, and a stereo for use by the patrons. Rooftop access with a view of the city. Sam was extremely polite, helpful, and just generally amazing overall, I cannot even say enough positive words about him and even the rest of the staff as well.

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I used this hostel for a one day and was recommended by a friend. I must say it was amazing experience and everyone was very friendly. you must try and consider to stay here. you also get to know other people around the world visiting Chicago and you make new friends.

Thank Ameet K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We loved our stay at IHSP Chicago, very easy to get to as it's close to the blue line which goes directly to the airport and main bus station. It's in an area with loads of great food and drinks and isn't far from downtown also via the blue line. We were welcomed by the very helpful Sam, lovely guy...

1Thank Lord_Featheringtons
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great hostel, very friendly staff, great value for money, and delicious pancakes for breakfast. Sam greeted me my first night and carried my bag up to my room, which I found very kind - all other staff showed a similar level of genuine concern for the well-being of all the guests, and they were very fun to hang out with!

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We used the hostel for an overnight stay with a group of 13 exchange students on their way to Minnesora the next day. The way to the hostel was described well, it's a 3 min walk from the Blue Line Stop Damen that is easy enough with a big suitcase. Quick an nice reception procedure and check in. Rooms and...

Thank Jörg T

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wicker Park is one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago for nightlife, restaurants, bars and shopping. Downtown is great for sightseeing but Wicker Park is where you will want to spend all your time. Take a look at our video and see how good our location is. You can literally see the trains on the Blue Line pass by a block away. Wicker Park is the hippest place in Chicago and is only 2 stops from the City Center and 5 stops from the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station. Our location and hostel is awesome and we know it! Come stay with us and you will see! Less than a 2 minute walk from the Damen Stop on the Blue line. We are not one of those hostels that charges you for everything, you will feel at home here. WE DO NOT ACCEPT LOCAL GUEST. YOU MUST HAVE PASSPORT OR OUT OF TOWN ID *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car. United States Citizens: You must have a student ID and a travel itinerary to stay in the dorm rooms. Maximum Stay in Dorm Beds: 7 days per month Maximum Stay in Private Rooms: 14 days per month If you would like to stay in our dorms: you must have and show at check in: a current student ID with travel itinerary and/or a current foreign passport. Check in is at 2 PM (1400 hours) on your booked arrival date. *16.4 % Tax is not included in the room rate and due upon arrival You must be 18 years old or older to stay in this hostel. Bring cash for a 2% discount! ... more   less 

Additional Information about IHSP Chicago Hostel

Address: 1616 N.Damen, 2. Floor, Chicago, IL 60647
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side
Price Range: RM116 - RM530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — IHSP Chicago Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Great view and company!”
 of 5 bubbles 900akshitad, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles LausMac13, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay in 2nd floor will be noisier because the kitchen and common area. Preferably is stay in 3rd floow (upper floor)”
 of 5 bubbles YihuiTee, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a window.”
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 of 5 bubbles chumsky, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Location of hostel is amazing, rooms and service is terrible”
 of 5 bubbles CorenS, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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