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IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA Reviews

1616 N. Damen Ave, CTA Blue Line, Chicago, USA

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972 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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I can't say enough about Ihsp in Chicago. The staff was awesome and hung out with us all night on the roof deck! We loved the neighborhood , wicker park was cool and easy to get into the city center for sight seeing. Thanks Ihsp for such an amazing time !


Loved it there. Female dorm. A bit noisy since the kitchen area is right outside the dorm and the wooden floor screeches a lot, but no big deal. Free pancakes and coffee! Wicker Park area is quite hipster, which totally rocks. Easy acces to CTA blue line to go either downtown or to the airport. It has an elevator so you don't have to deal with heavy luggage and stairs. Loved them for that!! Roof deck is quite nice and romantic ;) Definitely staying there the next time.


Pretty nice actually.


Fantastic sociable hostel. Great transport links to downtown Chicago. Helpful friendly staff. Lovely place to stay. Couple of beers on the roof anyone?


I really enjoyed my stay. Awesome location. Kinda hipsterish. National chains nearby, but lots of local retail. Walls are thin and you can hear every one walking down the hall which is no fun when you are sleeping off a hangover. Cool common spaces. Staff was hospitable and helpful.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Love this hostel! It's really just a few minutes from the metro and a short ride into the city. Staff was very friendly and helpful, even joined us to hang out in the common room/rooftop. Very familiar atmosphere and super cozy common room which closes at 11pm but it's great to hang out on the rooftop afterwards. Pancakes and free coffee


Great place, great staff and great facilities. Second time here in two years. It was legendary both times. Can't wait to come back here for a third stay in the nearby future!


Both staff were super helpful, one lending me his phone when i had to take a call. Really nice hostel. Not in downtown but really cool area with bars, restaurants and shops, very trendy and only 15mins to town from the near by metro.

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