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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: 92% from 30 reviews

  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 96%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Value for money
  • 91%Facilities

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  • Great location and a very nice staff. Facilities were clean and well kept. Really enjoyed my quick stay.
  • 94%
  • 16 Nov 2016 Kevin USA
  • I enjoyed my stay, the staff was very friendly, the rooms and breakfast very nice, the only thing I disliked was Halloween and a disgusting satanic sticker on a locker in my room. I don't know where you guys are at in your beliefs but judging from the interior and overall experience of your place, I guess you love life too. I wouldn't let it spoil my house. You know you may laugh at this but look it up, Halloween is a high holiday for satanic folk. You wanna be a part of that??
  • 97%
  • 23 Oct 2016 Anonymous
  • I really liked it over there :)
  • 100%
  • 21 Oct 2016 Anonymous Czech Republic
  • I met the best people at this hostel! Really great atmosphere with the roof deck open 24 hours. Staff were amazing. It's located in a really cool neighborhood and super close to the trains. I would just say they need more power outlets on the dorms and a better wifi.
  • 97%
  • 28 Sep 2016 Anonymous Brazil
  • It was a really cute hostel! They had pancakes for breakfast, a nice living room were you could meet people and hang out with them. The best was the roof deck! The view was amazing and it was very easy to meet people and have a little chat with them! =) The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and nice.
  • 83%
  • 19 Sep 2016 Anonymous Germany
  • Only stayed there for a day from my layover from Japan, but the place is great. Pretty close to the train station (about 3 minute walk), close to food and good places. The guy that helped checked in was pretty cool and the common area was nice and clean. Kinda sucked a little bit that there were no lockers in the rooms but the environment overall was pretty good. Will definitely return there on my next trip to Chicago.
  • 83%
  • 11 Aug 2016 Anonymous Peru
  • If you are satisfied with pancakes for breakfast, you are good. Unfortunately there wasn't much more than that and coffee.
  • 100%
  • 03 Aug 2016 Jochen Germany
  • Good hostel with everything needed. Easy to get here from any transportation, and it is in the cool part of town.
  • 97%
  • 12 Jul 2016 Anonymous Australia
  • My group greatly enjoyed staying at the hostel. One commented that it was "neat" to meet people from other countries and talk about the issues of the day. I liked the stay because of the location, value for the dollar, and agreeable staff. Thanks for helping make my group's trip to Chicago a great experience.
  • 89%
  • 25 Jun 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Great place, easy to find, felt really safe there, was a really relaxed vibe and the staff were super helpful - Sam and Pao were the two names I remember to single out for praise, but I'll be back soon and I'm sure more staff will get a namecheck then!
  • 94%
  • 04 May 2016 Catherine Wales
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