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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|
|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|
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room (6 Adults) with Shared Bathroom|
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BBQ Facilities, Terrace, Sun Deck
Pool Table, Darts, 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), Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Shared Lounge/TV Area, 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
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.
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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Just 1 block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this hotel has rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. It features an on-site restaurant and Navy Pier is a 15-minute walk away.
Score from 725 reviews Review score
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Score from 142 reviews Good
Experience the excitement of Chicago from downtown where all the action is at this beautiful historic hostel, featuring comfortable and contemporary accommodations with complimentary continental...
Score from 1207 reviews Excellent
Within 2 blocks of Lake Michigan and the Museum of Contemporary Art, this downtown Chicago hotel features free Wi-Fi. Its apartment-style accommodations have a full kitchen.
Score from 1613 reviews Very good
Nice Staff, clean, coffee always available, staff members like Wyatt really nice
Wifi could be a bit spotty, bed a bit stiff
Staff was awesome and the set up of the hotel was great
Location is very good, plenty of restaurants, bars and stores. It was relatively easy to extend my stay during a busy weekend.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The personnel--- especially. Scott
Friend host and room mate. Convienient traffic
The staff was really helpful and teh location was simply great.
There was little space in the room and restrooms could have been better
It's cheap and a lot of interesting young people around.A public kitchen available.
One staff made a mistake and even tried to put 12 of us into one room against our former arrangement.This is so not professional.
Great location in a very happening location. Away from most of the touristy traps. Friendly and helpful staff, and met cool people from around the world and country. Also very safe and secure. Cool roof deck too.
Not all the bathrooms have sinks.
- Hostel stuff was friendly - Computers with internet access - Clear rules (quiet nights, usage of the bath or share area & kitchen)
- Single room price vs. quality - Noisy pipes in the room - Door code locks - Poor wi-fi connection
The staff were helpful. Good value for money
Good value for money, friendly and helpful staff (Kevin and Sam)
Internet connection upstairs was pretty slow
Location for bars and Restuarants.
No windows in room,nylon sheets.
The location is excelent, with a Walgreens just close, and metro station. Staff very supportive and clean accomodations. We've got a private room, shared bathroom, and no problem - lots of showers and restrooms. Free pancakes at breakfast, done by each guest. Also, free coffee at machine.
Because it is close to some clubs, it is noisy in early night, but nothing to worry. One day have some people that made noise louder than normal very late, but it was for just one night. Social areas can be crowded at rush times (breakfast), but all manageable.
There's a nice big common area with books, a TV with Netflix, a full kitchen, and a state-of-the-art coffee machine that's free to use. If you don't want pancakes for breakfast, Aldi's is a few blocks away (just turn right, go around the Wallgreens, and keep going until you see the sign) and you can get whatever you want for cheap (bring cash, checks, or debit).
This isn't a hotel, so don't expect hotel living. The private rooms are small and bare, although they are asking for art donations to make things more homelike. You might also want to ask for an extra pillow.
location is good
shower is not enough
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.
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