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IHSP Chicago Hostel

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
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!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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San Francisco, California
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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... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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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 The neighborhood has a splendid blend of what originally made Wicker Park hip (thrift stores and dive bars) and what now makes it hip (lululemon and Chrome).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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Our first hostel stay and it was better than I could of imagined! Located in the middle of the vibrant wicker park, everything was a short walk from ihsp even the blue line. The staff is helpful and friendly and there are so many great people from all over the world to meet! Nothing beats the roof top, with the... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at! Rooms are small, bright, and clean, the only problem is that the beds make a weird noise. Bathrooms are clean, and there are a lot of them, shower pressure is not good. Common areas are soooo nice, you just want to stay there, hanging around! The neighborhood is amazing, you have... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

After staying at two hostels prior to this one (Wrigley & Getaway), IHSP is definitely the stand out. It is the best value, has the best facilities and in the best location. The rooms are clean, plenty of bathrooms and showers. The common room is huge and has a real backpacker vibe, good to meet people if you're solo. Provided... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

I've stayed in hostels many times. From one in LA to another in in Chicago to Edinburgh, Scotland. I've always had good experiences in them. But the IHSP hostel in Wicker Park was by far the best experience I have ever had staying in one. The location is phenomenal. They are located literally right off the Damen blue line station.... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was my first hostel experience, so I did not know what to expect. The location in the Wicker Park area was perfect for my trip, so I booked a room and hoped for the best. The staff were very friendly; professional but also very laid back and welcoming. The rooms were very simple, with several shower and bathroom areas... More 

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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: $44 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — IHSP Chicago Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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