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Reviewed 3 December 2015

I've been coming to Chicago for years to see family in NW Indiana, but this year I wanted to get out and explore a little more. Cool neighborhood, awesome guests/atmosphere, really friendly staff. All the facilities were clean and I would absolutely love to come back.

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

All the staff at the ihsp Chicago was amazing especially Sam he was a right crack. A lads lad!! His brother Dan was a laugh as well. It's really close to the CTA blueline which takes you to and from the airport and downtown and the night life is good in the neighborhood of wicker park and bucktown

1Thank Steven L
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Relatively clean, conveniently located in a hip neighborhood close to the loop with lots of interesting shops and restaurants. The 10 bed dorm wasn't too crowded. The rooftop deck has a nice view of the chicago skyline. The staff was really friendly and open to conversation. Free pancakes for breakfast were really nice as well as free coffee. The free...

Thank sstsunami55
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

I travel a lot and prefer staying in Hostels for networking and making new friends. IHSP in one of the best hostels i have stayed in. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Sam helped me a lot during my stay. In fact all the other staff members including Sam are very understanding and try to help you in every...

Thank Veenz1010
Lindon, Utah
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Just wanted to say for those looking for a great affordable place in Chicago, IHSP is relaxed, clean, comfortably, affordable, easy to find and centrally located in Wicker Park. Plenty of things to do around and a cool roof view / hangout up on top of the building. Their staff is a lot of fan. Sam hooked me up with...

Thank Stuart F
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This hostel is very clean and offers all the necessary amenities. Plus, it's got a very trendy feel to it. Located in the fun (and safe-feeling) neighborhood of Wicker Park, it couldn't be in a more perfect spot. And the best part is that it's extremely inexpensive, especially for the area. I can't wait to stay again!

Thank Bethany K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 October 2015

First experience of a hostel, and I have to say I am no longer afraid of them! This was completely safe, clean, and welcoming. I would definitely go back! Location is AMAZING!!!!! If you are young, this is certainly the place to be in Chicago. Also very conveniently close to CTA station.

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1Thank libby229
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

One of my favorite thing about this hostel (that is not at all hostels in the USA) is there is 2-section showers that I really like (an entire 2 section "private" area for showering - one area to change and one area to actually shower). The showers are shared as you would expect at a hostel, but are very clean...

1Thank Gxcad
Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Immediately felt welcome thanks to Josh's friendly demeanor and adept service. The neighborhood has a splendid blend of what originally made Wicker Park hip (thrift stores and dive bars) and what now makes it hip (lululemon and Chrome). It's a basic set-up, which is exactly what is warranted for a short trip up for a concert. Allows for flexible check-in...

1Thank Jennifer W
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Excellent location, in the middle of late night restaurants and stores/close to airport and downtown, loving staff and friendly atmosphere. Attracts a very social crowd and offers great breakfast all day. Very happy.

1Thank George K

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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: $26 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — IHSP Chicago Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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