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1616 North Damen, West Town, Chicago, IL 60647, United States of America – Show map
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (7 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Deluxe Quadruple Room|
|Family Room (9 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (8 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Twin Room with Two Twin Beds with Shared Bathroom|
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (6 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
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Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Karaoke, Entertainment Staff
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and charges may apply.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per person per night in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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To old, too dirty, not for this price. However stuff and people rather cool!
The location is great! Great way to meet people.
Loved the location. It wasn't too central, where it was very loud outside, but it was really close to the train, and downtown was a short ride. I also loved being a <5 minute walk from the best Walgreens ever, two great donut shops, and a Starbucks. Everything we needed was right there! I liked having a private room, with a casual feel of the hostel. The roof deck was awesome! It was nice to grab a couple drinks, and relax up there for a while. I also loved that our room had a fan, and a vent (that we could turn on or off) to circulate the stale air out of the room.
Oh boy. Let's make this a build up. One toilet was totally broken, with a sign saying to flush it super slow. It was more of luck of the draw. I felt bad for wasting so much water, by having to fuss with that toilet, because others were always in use. There also weren't many sinks available, but it was fine. Quite a few people didn't obey the "quiet hours," which was annoying, when they're just standing right outside of your room, but that's no ones fault, besides those people. One of the staff members (female), pretty much called a young foreign girl stupid, because she wasn't sure how to connect with the wifi. Then, there were the bed bugs. This place was pretty great, until we woke up with big itchy welts all over. I thought it was a spider, until I started really searching, and found them all over. I'm assuming they were brought in, by the person that stated before us, and the sheets weren't changed. I feel like if they were there for a long time, we would have been bitten on the very first night, rather than one bite on the second night, and then 5+ on the third night. When we went to the desk at 10PM, the guy wasn't there, even though hours were posted, until 11pm. He gave us back money for ONE NIGHT, and had us change rooms. Obviously, by then, on our last night, our bags and clothes had become infested, so there was no escaping it. I didn't want to track the bed bugs to another hotel, so we took one for the team of Chicago, I guess. The next morning when we went to leave, the guy didn't get to the desk until 45 minutes after he was scheduled to be. This was 30 minutes after we wanted to leave, and go to the airport. I would have just left my room key, but they took a $10 deposit. So, about 20 swollen bites later, and taking all precautions when arriving home, we finally escaped the bed bug madness. Of course, the itching and pain lingered for a week or two.
Nice friendly atmosphere
Had to find another hotel because I was not a student. But it is their policy and I did not see it when I reserved a room.
Staff super friendly, location of the hostel, with a lot of pubs, restaurants and a Walgreens near by. The roof of the hostel can be used any time, for drinking eating chating, with a great view of the city!
The shower was weak, and hard to control the temperature, sometimes it was too hot, and other times was very cold.
Location, Location, Location close to rail system who need to rent a car! Great way to travel to CUBS or SOXS games and also the WINDY CITY. Next door is a lot of restaurants, shops and bars walking distance or biking. Walgreens next door and Starbucks & Donuts shop across intersection. Save money and cook your own food. Dorm room approach living, easy to meet people.
The French doors shade are too narrow, need to dress in the dark. Breakfast pancake mix was not ready @ 8.am.
The location was fantastic! Right next to a Walgreens and across the road from restaurants, with great independent record and book stores close by. I really liked the atmosphere of the place too- the pool table, shared iPod and roof deck were awesome ways to meet people or kill time. The bathrooms were generally pretty clean. The staff were lovely and always super helpful.
We were put in a room right next to the kitchen which was great because it was close to the common area, but it got very noisy in the morning and we were woken up several times at 7am. There were a few issues with the wifi not working too but the staff sorted it out quickly when we mentioned it.
Location and distance to down town.
The room given to us was nothing like the queen sized bed we were shown and booked on line. We had to sleep in a bunk bed, like the one my youngest child sleeps in. Additionally the room smelled of manly body odor from the previous renters and had no ventilation. The walls are paper thin so noise was always and issue. The staff needs training on customer service. They were totally unresponsive to our concerns about the smelly room and reluctant to honor the parking that we had paid for in advance. After showing where I pre-paid for parking and it was in writing. Only then was it honored. The price advertised does not include taxes. So,,, with tax included, I saved about $25.00 over my next option. My advice. Get everything in writing or at least bring copies of what was paid for because it probably won't be what was advertised.
Location near public transportation; easy to find. Walgreen's next door is open 24h. Wi-fi. Pancake breakfast. Elevator. Roof-top terrace. Private rooms & dorms available. Starbucks coffee.
Shared bathrooms. Somewhat uncomfortable bed.
Helpful Staff Nice Rooms Clean Good WiFi
Loved the amenities. Starbucks barista machine, computers, TVs, full kitchen, and an awesome roof deck.
I was double booked and ended up sleeping on a couch.
What I liked most was the relative in expensiveness to stay in a place that was well kept and located perfectly near amenities I could enjoy.
Wi-fi was a bit slow at times.
Pancake breakfast Layout Rooftop Interaction with staff and other travellers
Not much storage space in our 10 person dorm Limited power points
Nice location Shared areas (including showers) were clean nice friendly young international environment helpful friendly staff on-site parking for 10$/day good value for money kitchen available common areas with TV, billiard, couch, terrace on the top of the building. All free to use.
My friend had a hard time sleeping because of creaking floors and poor noise isolation. Our room was near the common area, and next to the restroom, so this may not be as bad in other rooms.
Olivia and Sam are a super friendly and helpful staff! The common area and the roof terrace are awesome! The location is the best ever!
Rooms without windows and messy roommates Can be noisy at night, a lot of people come and going
Friendly, helpful staff. Really good accommodations for the price. Rooftop deck was a great time. Clean. Everyone staying there was very friendly and respectful.
People kind of come and go at all hours. I woke up at 4 am one night because a group of people had just arrived back. but this was on a weekend so maybe that had something to do with it.
Guys that work in ihsp, you are the best;) did a real favour for me and friends when we were having troubles with getting around in Chicago.
We could not control an ac, so got very cold at night, didn't have any silverware in a room
Staff are lovely Best hostel I've stayed in Other guests are really friendly and chatty
Excellent location for my needs -- not downtown but convenient to subway and my other activities; friendly staff; liked the neighbourhood; economical (short trip, for business and personal reasons). Easy and safe to stay there as a single person. Offered good facilities to people using it as a hostel -- e.g. kitchen, common room. I did not have a problem with shared bathroom during my short stay. Would definitely recommend to people traveling on a budget or who want a simple place to stay.
IHSP was fine for me but might not appeal to people looking for a more typical, upscale hotel atmosphere, with larger, more comfortable rooms and private bathroom, etc.
Wifi really fast
Staff is awesome. I love the roof deck and it's a great place to hang out and meet new people.
Good price, good location (next to blue line train which takes 5min to downtown), rooftop!!! ;), friendly and helpful staff
the staffs are very friendly
The gal who checked me in on Saturday around 4Pm and check me out Sunday treated me exceptionally well and was very responsive to my needs. So a big thanks from a traveler who had been up most of the previos night getting there.
It was the perfect location, just few steps from the Blue line! It was very clean and with an awesome roof! The people working and staying there were all awesome! I stayed in 3 different hostels while I was in Chicago because they didn't have availability, but if I ever came back, I'll definitly go to IHSP! Buena onda!
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