IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

1616 N. Damen Ave, CTA Blue Line, Chicago, USA, Distance from city centre: 7.2km
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Rating: 89%from 62 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
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We\'re the best-located hostel in Chicago! Wicker Park is youthful area full of dive bars, shops, awesome places to eat, and amazing articheture.

Our hostel features a large and social common room with fully equipped kitchen as well. Our staff also takes guests on free pub crawls around Wicker Park.

Only hostel In Chicago with a 24 Hour Roof deck where you can socialize all night long!

We offer private, hotel-type rooms which sleep up to eight people, with male and female dorm beds and private rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms have all-new beds and furniture, new rooms and bathrooms.

Free airport shuttle from O\'hare, take the Blue Line from O\'hare and we will reimburse your fare.

Parking is available; please call or email in advance to reserve. *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car.

Our free facilities include free Wi-Fi and Internet, free linen and towels, free coffee and tea all day and free lockers and luggage storage. We also have a free concierge service, including discounted tickets. Coin-operated laundry is also available on-site.

Discounted bike rentals are available but must be reserved in advance. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

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 of your time. You can literally see the trains on the blue line as they pass by a block away. Wicker Park is the hippest place in Chicago and is only two stops from the city center and five stops from the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station.

Make the right choice in your travels and try out IHSP Chicago Hostel, located in the famous Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood directly on 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.

Please note that we do not accept local guests. You must show a passport or out-of-town ID. USA Citizens: You may not stay in our dorms unless you have a student ID and a travel itinerary.

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.

We have a 48 hour cancellation/modification policy. Late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the equivalent of the first night\'s accommodation.

You must be 18 years old or older to stay in shared dorm rooms. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Our hostel features a large and social common room with fully equipped kitchen as well as a roof deck with amazing views of the Chicago skyline.

We offer private, hotel-type rooms which sleep up to eight people, with male and female dorm beds and private rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms have all-new beds and furniture, new rooms and bathrooms.

Free parking is available; T&Cs apply, please call or email in advance to reserve. There’s also a free airport shuttle going right to our door!

Our free facilities include free Wi-Fi and Internet, free linen and towels, free coffee and tea all day and free lockers and luggage storage. We also have a free concierge service, including discounted tickets. Coin-operated laundry is also available on-site.

Discounted bike rentals are available but must be reserved in advance. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

And don’t forget our free pub crawls!!

Wicker Park is one of the best neighbourhoods in Chicago for nightlife, restaurants, bars and shopping. Downtown is great for sightseeing but Wicker Park is where you’ll want to spend all of your time. You can literally see the trains on the blue line as they pass by a block away. Wicker Park is the hippest place in Chicago and is only two stops from the city centre and five stops from the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station.

Make the right choice in your travels and try out IHSP Chicago Hostel, located in the famous Bucktown/Wicker Park neighbourhood directly on the Damen stop on the blue line. We aren’t one of those hostels that charges you for everything – you’ll feel right at home here.

Please note that we do not accept local guests. You must show a passport or out-of-town ID. USA Citizens: You may not stay in our dorms unless you have a student ID and a travel itinerary.

Please see our Must-Read Hostel Info below before making a booking.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • FREEAIRPORTTRANSFERS
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note that we do not accept local guests. You must show a passport or out-of-town ID. USA Citizens: You may not stay in our dorms unless you have a student ID and a travel itinerary. Private rooms can be booked by anyone that is not living locally.

Parking is $10/day +tax.


The airport shuttle is the CTA Blue Line. Board at O’Hare airport and exit at Damen. You will be reimbursed the $5 at check-in. Refund from O'hare only.

16.4 % tax is not included in the room rate and will be added to your balance upon arrival.

We have a two-day cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation plus taxes.

This is a non-smoking premises. However, you may smoke upstairs on our roof deck.

No sleeping bags! We provide all linen and can bag and hold your sleeping bag if you have one.

Save money and bring cash!

Check in: 2 PM on booked arrival date.
Check out: 11 AM

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The CTA Blue Line Metro Train runs 24 hours a day directly out of Chicago O\\\\\\\'Hare Airport. We are a half-block from the Damen stop on the Blue Line. Our free shuttle is only available from O\\\\\\\'Hare.

From O\\\\\\\'Hare Airport: Take the CTA Blue Line to the Damen stop

Directions from Midway Airport: Take the CTA Orange Line towards the LOOP and get off at the Clark/Lake stop. Transfer to the CTA Blue Line train towards O\\\\\\\'Hare

Directions from Union Station: Walk two blocks south to the Clinton Blue Line stop, take the train and exit at the Damen stop

When you exit the station at the DAMEN stop, turn left/NORTH and cross the 6-way intersection. Stay on Damen Ave, and we are located on that following block (directly behind Walgreens), on the left side of the street (1616 N Damen). Our front desk is located on the second floor. Please dial 2222 on the keypad for entry.

Traveling by car? Our address is 1616 N Damen, Chicago, IL 60647 if you are using a GPS. When you are taking highway 90/94 into Chicago, just get off at the NORTH AVE exit (about 3 miles northwest of downtown) and go about a half mile west, turn right on Damen and we are on that first block. Our parking is limited, so please reserve a spot ahead of time by emailing or calling us. *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car.

16.4 % tax is not included in the room rate and will be added to your balance upon arrival.

We have a 48 hour cancellation/modification policy. Late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the equivalent of the first night\\\'s accommodation.

You must be 18 years old or older to stay in shared dorm rooms. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Located Near

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. There are heaps of cool shops around and you can feel a awesome vibe in the air as you walk around.

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