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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|
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|Family Room (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (7 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Deluxe Quadruple Room|
|Family Room (9 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in mixed Female/Male Dormitory Room 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|
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|Family Room (6 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
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2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
All adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One adult is charged USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds 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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Score from 537 reviews Review score
May 21, 2015
They did not have sink next or near restroom on third floor, although they had a hand sanitizer.
Staff were kind and friendly. Common area was good. They had a radio and people can change the channel anytime. The neighborhood was nice.
May 20, 2015
ideal location, 2 minute walk to nearest metro station and 10 minute ride to city centre
May 17, 2015
Wi-Fi is not strong.
They provided free breakfast, you can make pancakes for urself and oatmeal, it was a great place to stay. Staff is really nice, they made a free pasta dinner for all the tourists! Tasty food, friendly staff and the most importance, the location is great! It's close to subway station, we don't need a taxi to go to airport or downtown! I really recommend! It is a clean and tidy place to live.
May 10, 2015
Cost. No air conditioning
The rooftop deck and location
May 10, 2015
They booked my trip wrong so I had to share a bed!
everybbody was reallly cool
May 8, 2015
Reasonably price good accommodation
May 1, 2015
My private room, interestingly enough, had four beds in it. I booked the room and wasn't able to change it thereafter. I would have liked to sublet my room but they wouldn't let me. That doesn't really matter but another addition that could actually improve the hostel experience at IHSP-Chicago would be the addition of a second sink.
The staff was friendly and helpful, particularly Jessica, who was kind of enough to personally give each guest a tour of the hostel from top to bottom. There is now a guitar with new strings for the would-be travelling musicians.
April 26, 2015
This is by far the noisiest hostel I have ever stayed at. The rooms are windowless cubicles with glass patio doors that open up onto shower areas. The construction is very flimsy: my bed would actually shake when people walked by in the hallway outside. You can hear every single noise in the hostel: people talking (anywhere on the entire floor), the showers (which are cubicles that only go up part way and don't reach the ceilings), and every single footstep in the hallway. They had a hair drier mounted on the wall right near my room. It woke me up every time someone used it...and people were using it as late as 3:00am and as early as 5:30am. Definitely the worst sleep I've ever had at a hostel.
Not bad for a hostel: fun neighborhood, very close to the metro, clean bathrooms, decent kitchen.
April 23, 2015
I enjoy the books that people share!
April 22, 2015
The bed sheets could be better for a better comfort. There was one place for taking a shower in my floor/division, but more restrooms.
The personnel "Dan" was quite welcoming and friendly. The hostel was so close to the Blue line. I recommend this place. The dorm I stayed had a key to get into. It was quite safe. Not experienced any problem.
April 22, 2015
too many beds in the dorm room, hardly any room to move around without disturbing others. not enough sockets/outlets in the rooms, 6 for a room of twelve i think? was a battle to charge ipads/phones etc.
awesome roof terrace, nice people, generally clean and tidy. overall a good place to stay. and the location (wicker park) is awesome for bars, food and shopping. really easy and simple transport into the city and to/from airports.
April 22, 2015
I really liked the guitars and comfy couches in the common room.
April 20, 2015
Great staff. Good Craig :)and excellent location beside train station
April 16, 2015
Just should put some fruits in the morning ...
Nice atmosphere friendly people !!!
March 28, 2015
Close to the train station that takes you downtown quickly. Staff is friendly, rooms are cozy. I felt like home :)
March 24, 2015
noise and lack of power sockets
Friendly helpful staff, ability to make own food and have pancakes in the morning. Close location to trains to city centre and airport
March 18, 2015
The only bad thing was the wi-fi was slow. But there are other things to do rather than use the internet.
The location was perfect because the train is close by which can take you pretty much anywhere. And there is a lot of food places to choose from. I also liked that you are able to use the kitchen and cook your own food if you want.
February 15, 2015
Dan needs to focus on improving guest experience, than doing chores
Proximity to Walgreens and Blue Line.
February 11, 2015
Wifi a lil slow
Bathrooms, common areas
January 14, 2015
Wifi could be a bit spotty, bed a bit stiff
Nice Staff, clean, coffee always available, staff members like Wyatt really nice
January 8, 2015
Staff was awesome and the set up of the hotel was great
January 2, 2015
The closest metro station was/is temporarily closed. I suppose it's not the hostel's fault of course, but if I knew I would have booked some place else.
Location is very good, plenty of restaurants, bars and stores. It was relatively easy to extend my stay during a busy weekend.
December 23, 2014
I really liked this hostel! New, clean facilities, great location, quite close to the cta, very cool shops and bars. Kevin Bowen is such a cool host! His Spanish is great so I was able to talk to him with no problem! ¡Gracias!
December 11, 2014
The WiFi was too slow to use on my device without me pulling my hair out. Didn't matter to me at all since I have unlimited data with my plan. The pillows in the room were a bit flat but We had 8 pillows for 2 people so we just stacked them.
I really loved being walking distance to Big Star Tacos and a quick jump on a bus to anything in the city. I was in Chicago to catch a Bulls game and stayed at IHSP for 3 nights. I paid more for my ticket to the game than I did for my entire stay. Reminded me of staying in the dorms in college. When my girlfriend was busy doing her hair I went to the community living room and chatted it up. I honestly prefer this over a hotel stay and paid less for all 3 nights than I would have for 1 night in a hotel in the city. Staff was great!! Read a review on how it was horrible. I couldn't disagree more.
December 7, 2014
The personnel--- especially. Scott
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