We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

IHSP Chicago Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
IHSP Chicago Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for IHSP Chicago Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 210: English reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Comfort rooms, good location and clean bathrooms. Sometimes is a bit confusing, but it is a nice hostel to stay! They have free breakfast, close to a Walgreens (which I love!) and there's a lot of bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. Very easy to get to places since the subway is close. I recommend it.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gaby M
Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Myself and a friend stayed here whilst travelling round America. We had a private room for the two of us but that didn't stop us making friends with other guests. Had an absolute ball here, such a friendly atmosphere, and good location with a train station nearby as well as shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend staying here, with reasonable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cbeckstah
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Had a private room here. The room was fine, if small. Bathrooms are also quite nice, though if you get in before the cleaner, very dirty (why can't people clean up after themselves?). Breakfast is a shambles - I don't mind doing things myself but with no staff member present it's a bit wild and things run out and go...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LausMac13
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Never reviewed anything in my entire life before. But IHSP Chicago is worth an exception. The place was located in a really cool and young area, with a subway connection straight to downtown as well as the airport. The neighbourhood around the hostel has a lot of exciting things to see just by itself, with it's cute coffee shops and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank pauliinakittila
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If anything I'd give it a 4.5 but it won't let me. The smallest thing was the room temperature and they couldn't really control the fact that it just happened to be the two hottest days of the year for Chicago when we got there from Fort Lauderdale, hoping to get away from the heat and we're used to sleeping...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Alan M
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Such a welcoming place! Sam at the reception went out of his way to take care of my last minute reservation! Thursday night was a beerpong competition. I had so much fun meeting great people from all over the world, sharing travel experience and hanging out on the rooftop.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Olya Y
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Loved my stay at the IHSP Chicago Hostel. Was made welcome by Sam and they was able to deal with all my troubles and many questions. Loved the free coffee and tea, and the place was really clean. They provided great travel tips and assisted me with getting to and from the air port. I will be back when I'm...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Young M
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great location in Wicker park, which has a lot of bars/restaurants that are open late. Safe area with a younger crowd, I walked around and felt very safe, even very late at night. There are a lot of common areas to relax, and the (super nice) staff also provides daily information on what is going on (usually for free) in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LauraZinner
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2016

They located very near to bus route and Blue line - Damen station, about 30mins ride to downtown, and 30mins to O'hare airport. They have clean and nice shared bathrooms, printing service, nice view from the rooftop, laundry service (need to pay) as well as self-service pancake breakfast. You can also keep your luggage in their temporary storeroom prior to...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank YihuiTee
Hayward, California
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I was only going to be in town for one night... was traveling alone, so I didn't need a place that was cute, romantic, family friendly, etc... I needed a bed for a few hours in between running around. I thought... cheap and easy... found this place, looked good, close to transport and in an interesting barrio. BAM... it was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank chumsky

49 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (46)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Chicago hotels
West Town
The Robey
The Robey
#121 of 187 in Chicago
53 reviews
Lincoln Park
Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
West Town
Urban Holiday Lofts
Urban Holiday Lofts
#4 of 57 in Chicago
945 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Lincoln Park
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Northwest Side
Holiday Jones
Holiday Jones
#1 of 57 in Chicago
972 reviews
West Town
The Hollander
The Hollander
#13 of 57 in Chicago
15 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 2,029 - ₹ 7,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — IHSP Chicago Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your IHSP Chicago Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from IHSP Chicago Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go to the pizza place across the street”
 of 5 bubbles 715abbiem, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great view and company!”
 of 5 bubbles 900akshitad, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room, Uptown #4, had what seems to be the building ventilation/AC room in the corner.”
 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.”
  • View from a comfy seat in the corner
 of 5 bubbles chumsky, 24 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5