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IHSP Chicago Hostel

1616 N.Damen, 2. Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for four days during what I would consider a horribly cold winter. Though, as soon as I arrived I was pleased that the front deskman took me on a tour of the facility; roof-deck, bathrooms, common room, laundry area, and then finally to my room. It definitely has the feel of eternal college dorm without the loud-obnoxious... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time. Excellent location in a trendy neigborhood. Jessica at the Front Desk has amazing personality. Very pleasant and helpful to the guests. The Sunday person, Sam, was kinda' snooty and moody. Sam has "selective customer-oriented skills, He's only nice to the people he likes. Gives IHSP a bad image.

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This hotel is really convenient and Kevin is a good manager! Jessica is a really helpful girl and she gives a lot of good advice! I hope to come again soon, in this hostel you can meet a lot of friends from other countries!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I thought the place was decent, was the best breakfast i had in america and the common area was set up to be really good. However the place was empty when we were there on the saturday night me and my friend only met another group of 3 guys which was unusual. The 12 bed dorm was okay especially because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here for St. Pattys Day weekend. The hostel staff were super friendly and so we're our roommates. Free pancakes and a pie for Pi day. Kevin showed us around and hung out with us. Gave us tips for where to go and was spot on. He loves Germans :D

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Awesome hostel just wish a I could stay longer Jessica at the front desk extremely nice and helpful I recommend this hostel for anyone coming to Chicago. Easy to get here from airport just a few stops on the subway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed one day but from my standpoint it was the best place Compared with other hostels, It´s very nearby to downtown, safe and nice to walk, you need to book with anticipation is always full. rates are fair

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Easy access to the airport and city, a 2 minute walk from the nearest rail station, bus stop outside the door, good bars and restaurants within walking distance, comfy beds, good bathrooms, great kitchen and common area, rooftop terrace and very cool staff. What more could you want from a hostel. I've travelled to 16 countries in the last 6... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed for three nights in February 2015 and loved the breakfast, hang out area and rooms. A couple of times we asked staff for help with the washing machine and they treated us as more of an inconvenience than anything else. Jess is an absolute asset though - super helpful, friendly and couldn't stop her from smiling. Lastly, shower... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

IHSP is really a great place to stay. It was my first hostel experience and I was very pleasantly surprised. It's cheap, breakfast is free. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is unbeatable. Probably the trendiest location for a budget stay in Chicago. Sam from the front desk was especially helpful and sweet.

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