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IHSP Chicago Hostel

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I recently came here for 3 days on my own from England, it's so easy to get around the city as the blue line train is less than a two minute walk, staff are very helpful and give you some great spots not to miss while here in Chicago. The roof top terrace is a great place to meet fellow...

1Thank Natalie C
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2015

My stay at IHSP Chicago was quite pleasant. It has a great location - Wicker Park is very trendy and the hostel is ridiculously close to the Blue Line, so easily accessible from both O Hare airport and Union Station. Be warned though, Wicker Park has a wicked night life and you can hear that all the way to your...

Thank xxLeanie
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I stayed for one night in a female dorm and I liked it really much, is cute, is safe, everything is clean, I loved the neighborhood, is easy to go everywhere from there, they had a good breakfast and is cheap

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay. Clean rooms and common areas. Friendly staff that greet you with a smile. In an excellent location. Quick10 minute subway ride to downtown. Tons of restaurants and bars in the area Worth the stay, awesome view of the city from the rooftop deck.

Thank Raffaele T
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Everything you want in a hostel and more. The Starbucks coffee machine is awesome. The rooftop deck is beyond amazing. Dan at the front desk goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable in town. Like the title says - best hostel in town!

Thank Ho-Young C
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 7 July 2015

For a great inexpensive stay, the IHSP Chicago Hostel is excellent. I've stayed there two years in a row and both times excellent. I stayed for 5 days for the price of one night where I stayed for years, right across the street, the dump Congress Hotel. Well located, nice people, share a room with 3-4-5 nice people. I graduated...

Thank EdFromVegas
Reviewed 7 July 2015

IHSP was very welcoming when I arrived. Kevin put me in a nicer room that expected for the first two nights (without me even having to ask), and was very resourceful. Breakfast was typical of a hostel, but the pancake batter was delicious! The amenities were clean and always available, and the people were cool. I highly recommend staying at...

Thank DancinNance
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The IHSP hostel creates a false sense of humour and that one is enjoying their time at this hostel with comical signs and phrases scattered around the building. In reality the staff are sullen and quite frankly rude. The only good thing going for this hostel is the location, in the heart of Wicker Park, a trendy young neighbourhood with...

Thank Fcollins89
Reviewed 12 June 2015

During a 9-day visit to Chicago, I stayed in three hostels – IHSP, Hostelling International, and the Urban Holiday Lofts. The reason for staying in 3 different places was that the holiday was booked at the last minute and no single hostel had the full 9 days available. IHSP Chicago was the first hostel I stayed in for two nights....

3Thank gummyphill
Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Had an awesome time at Chicago IHSP! I stayed here for a week in mid-May. It's the first hostel I've stayed in, travelling solo, and it was a great experience. Great location, only a few blocks walk from the train station, twenty metres from the supermarket/chemist and walking distance from a doctor (if you should be so unlucky as I...

Thank Sarah E

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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: ₹ 1,975 - ₹ 7,765 (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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“Location of hostel is amazing, rooms and service is terrible”
 of 5 bubbles CorenS, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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