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IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA Reviews

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

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981 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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It's rare for a hostel to be this good. The staff here are so friendly, and there's a security pass needed to enter the building of the hostel. Free pancakes in the morning are always great and the hostel makes a genuine attempt to welcome you to the area - kudos to Wyatt and Olivia when I stayed there! It's centered in a hip and lively location and the facilities are clean and functional, it isn't old or dingy. Will be back - made some great friends there :)

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice rooftop with great view, breakfast including free coffee and tea all day was good, staff was friendly. "Shuttle buses" are 10$ for a trip from the airport to the hostel - one way. 10 bed dorms are right next to the common room so you could hear people talk, slamming doors, watching TV etc. (Quiet time is from 11pm to 8am) Showers weren't great but at least they were quite clean. Will probably try to find another hostel next time.


Best hostel! Amazing common area and kitchen, always really clean, incredible roof top terrace. Awesome atmosphere, aided by the great staff. Especially Kevin! Who let us crash his trip to a dive bar.


One of the best, warmest and nicest hostels I've ever been to. The whole building is very nice and homely and the rooftop is just amazing. The staff members are completely friendly and always, ALWAYS, happy to help. Kevin went out with us, without even being on duty - so awesome!

  • 19th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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