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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 50 reviews

  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 87%Facilities

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  • I was in Chicago for the weekend celebrating my birthday, and I am glad I found this place. It is i a great location, about 5 minutes o so from downtown, the staff was great and I made friends. very pleased.
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  • 23 Jan 2015 jose m Costa Rica
  • Some of the staff is very nice and helpful BUT I had a problem with the cleaning lady. She came into the room and looked at me and asked: were you supposed to be here? I said I would stay for two more days and she kept glancing at me like I was there illegally. After that she sprayed something on the table to clean and I asked her to please stop because I had allergies. She did it two more times on the floor and swept it.. Just because. The showers are bad. It is the equivalent of a sprinkler
  • 80%
  • 23 Dec 2014 Natasha Brazil
  • Excellent hostel with friendly staff. Although located right next to a metro station, the station was closed during our visit due to construction and we had to get off one stop early and take a bus. Wasnt a big deal except for our last day when we had to wait 20 minutes for the bus. All in all, its centrally located and within a short train ride to downtown. 10/10 will stay here on my next visit!!!
  • 91%
  • 15 Dec 2014 Amulya India
  • I am so glad that we decided to stay here! For the price and location you really can't beat it! The staff was super nice and friendly and great at answering questions. The room seemed cleaned when we checked in and I continuously saw a cleaning staff around in the morning and afternoon which was great! Coffee was available all the time as well as pancakes in the morning, perfect start to our Chicago adventuring. I will definitely be back here to stay again!
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  • 13 Nov 2014 Casey USA
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  • 07 Nov 2014 Anonymous China
  • The nights in IHSP were awesome! Especially the staff named Kevin!(Thanks Kevin for friendly attitude & all useful information he gave me:D ) One thing that I felt uncomfortable is location. Usually they are easy to access but because of restoration of Damen station, I had to walk about 20 minutes to go to other station. But you can transfer to bus easily, so I recommend you choose this nice, reasonable and friendly hostel.
  • 91%
  • 05 Nov 2014 Anonymous South Korea
  • Fantastic hostel! Provides a great atmosphere for travellers to interact. Breakfast was amazing, beyond what I expected! Everyone was so nice and so helpful! I would easily recommend ISHP hostel, chicago!
  • 97%
  • 02 Nov 2014 Mitchell Australia
  • I've had few stays that could compete with IHSP. It's in an absolutely fantastic place to stay. The staff is very accommodating and knowledgable about the area. Sam at the front desk really went out of his way to help us out on a few occasions. The rest of the crew is just as wonderful, though. The rooms were clean, the other people were chill, and the rooftop deck was a perfect place to hang out and meet people from all over the world. If I ever come to Chicago, I'm staying here for sure.
  • 100%
  • 30 Oct 2014 Anonymous
  • Rooms are great and comfortable, social areas were comfortable too. Located very closely to subway station. Staff were very friendly and helpful, indicating best places to go and ways to get there. I remember also of Kevin, very attentive, trying to help us even with the language barrier (Our group had only Brazilians). I strongly recommend this place
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  • 18 Oct 2014 Anonymous Brazil
  • It was a very good experience. They have a good staff (Josh) and a very good atmosphere.
  • 94%
  • 11 Oct 2014 Leonardo Brazil
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