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IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

1616 N. Damen Ave, CTA Blue Line, Chicago, USA, Distance from city centre: 7.2km

Rating: 89% from 49 reviews

  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 87%Facilities

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  • The only way to travel!
  • 86%
  • 21 Jun 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Great value and a very cool location! Felt perfectly safe and was very happy to have our own room.
  • 86%
  • 16 Jun 2015 Anne USA
  • Great room, great location, great staff
  • 100%
  • 01 Jun 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Everything was good. Although the location is a bit far from downtown, there is a CTA station just in front of the hostel. If you want to hang out with other people, go to the rooftop!
  • 80%
  • 25 May 2015 Changhyun South Korea
  • The location alone makes this place worth staying at, but it was also the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in! The blue line is right there making getting around town super easy and affordable. The whole staff was knowledgable about things to do around town. They also gave us detailed instructions for our late night arrival making it a breeze. Plus they have free pancakes in the morning!
  • 100%
  • 07 May 2015 Anonymous USA
  • It is very convenient, which closes to the subway. And many restaurants around it. The bathroom is very clean.
  • 100%
  • 20 Apr 2015 Anonymous China
  • Very pleased with the staffs (Kevin and the lady in the reception) understanding and adaption when we came and was going to pay for the rooms, and the credit card didn´t work. They were always very friendly to talk to. A bit too noisy in the dorm area at night, and some of the rooms didn´t have windows or good ventilation.
  • 77%
  • 07 Apr 2015 Ragnhild Norway
  • Location is pretty good, facilities too. Rooftop terrace would have been great if it wasn't close to freezing point (no the hostel's fault though, haha). Breakfast are pancakes or oatmeal, free coffee. Large common room, closes at 11pm (rooftop does not!).
  • 86%
  • 03 Apr 2015 Anonymous Czech Republic
  • To be honest, my stay was better than I thought! Especially for my 1st time staying in a hostel. The atmosphere was great and everyone got along...from what I could see. The location is awesome! Its right there on the bus line and a 3 minute walk to the train. I went to IHSP from O'hare and it was a direct shot from the train. I WILL be back!!
  • 91%
  • 19 Mar 2015 Ahsia USA
  • This was my second time staying at IHSP Chicago. I wasn't too happy with my room - it was incredibly hot, even in the dead of winter, and very loud. I could hear people at the front desk talking and laughing late into the night / early morning. Also, the WiFi was unreliable and often didn't work at all. That said, it's fairly priced, and I love the location. Wicker Park is a cool neighborhood, and it's right by a train station - literally a minute's walk. Great restaurants in the area too.
  • 74%
  • 14 Feb 2015 Anonymous USA
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