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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: 91% from 29 reviews

  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 95%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 88%Facilities

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  • Had a great stay. Only complaints were that common room was cold due to the constantly opening door, heat was on blast in the rooms, and showers were wonky in terms of pressure and temperature. But, honestly, everything else the hostel offered was great, and made the stay worth it.
  • 100%
  • 02 Jan 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Great staff, and perfect location. It's right next to a Walgreens and about 2 blocks from the metro station. Plenty of coffee shops and bars within walking distance. The room was small but it's great if all you need is a quiet place to sleep at night. And if you're driving, the $10/day parking is unbeatable. I'd definitely stay here again if I come back to Chicago on a budget trip.
  • 94%
  • 28 Dec 2015 Brett USA
  • When I was taking a shower, the water was not enough and so cold. I wish you would fix the shower system. Except it, I had a great time in the hostel. Thank you so much.
  • 71%
  • 26 Dec 2015 Anonymous Japan
  • Excellent Hostel :) Very well located (less than 5 minutes from metro station, and close from restaurants and bars). The staff is awesome, and always helpful. The hostel also has a roof deck excellent to hang out with another guests ^^
  • 94%
  • 09 Dec 2015 Pedro Brazil
  • I really enjoyed my stay here, eventhough I don't stay at Hostels too often and this this is my first time staying at a Hostel in the USA, I really enjoyed the Hipster atmosphere in the neighborhood and the staff was great and helpful. The place was very clean and secure, my only complain is the water pressure in the bathrooms!
  • 97%
  • 03 Dec 2015 Anonymous USA
  • This place was awesome. It was clean. The staff was very helpful and nice. The location was perfect. My friend and I are older but we felt very welcome. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
  • 100%
  • 05 Nov 2015 MICHELLE USA
  • The hostel is good everything was cool except for a little problem... the cleaner puted in the trash... or ...stoled two empty bags that i had inside my room i dontknow if that was a mistake or anything else. I told in the reception this problem , they must to talk seriously with the cleaners about dont touch the guests belongings .... ....
  • 86%
  • 17 Oct 2015 Anonymous Mexico
  • Great staff, great guests.
  • 100%
  • 16 Oct 2015 Anonymous Japan
  • It is in a great location, situated on the blue line of the subway. Which is easy access to/from the O'Hare International airport and even a Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown. The complimentary pancake breakfast is great and the Starbucks coffee machine, where you could get as much "free" coffee as you wanted from it, was awesome and slightly addictive. It felt like a good neighbourhood, quite a hip area with a lot of quirky shops.
  • 100%
  • 14 Oct 2015 Adele Australia
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