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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Clean rooms and common areas. Friendly staff that greet you with a smile. In an excellent location. Quick10 minute subway ride to downtown. Tons of restaurants and bars in the area Worth the stay, awesome view of the city from the rooftop deck.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything you want in a hostel and more. The Starbucks coffee machine is awesome. The rooftop deck is beyond amazing. Dan at the front desk goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable in town. Like the title says - best hostel in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a great inexpensive stay, the IHSP Chicago Hostel is excellent. I've stayed there two years in a row and both times excellent. I stayed for 5 days for the price of one night where I stayed for years, right across the street, the dump Congress Hotel. Well located, nice people, share a room with 3-4-5 nice people. I graduated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IHSP was very welcoming when I arrived. Kevin put me in a nicer room that expected for the first two nights (without me even having to ask), and was very resourceful. Breakfast was typical of a hostel, but the pancake batter was delicious! The amenities were clean and always available, and the people were cool. I highly recommend staying at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The IHSP hostel creates a false sense of humour and that one is enjoying their time at this hostel with comical signs and phrases scattered around the building. In reality the staff are sullen and quite frankly rude. The only good thing going for this hostel is the location, in the heart of Wicker Park, a trendy young neighbourhood with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

During a 9-day visit to Chicago, I stayed in three hostels – IHSP, Hostelling International, and the Urban Holiday Lofts. The reason for staying in 3 different places was that the holiday was booked at the last minute and no single hostel had the full 9 days available. IHSP Chicago was the first hostel I stayed in for two nights.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had an awesome time at Chicago IHSP! I stayed here for a week in mid-May. It's the first hostel I've stayed in, travelling solo, and it was a great experience. Great location, only a few blocks walk from the train station, twenty metres from the supermarket/chemist and walking distance from a doctor (if you should be so unlucky as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited Chicago more than 3 times this year and I stayed in this hotel. It is amazing because it is close to the metro and downtown as well. The service is really good and Sam helped me a lot with info about what to do in Chicago so you can really live the experience of Chicago's urban life. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

It was the first time that my friend and I were in Chicago. It was hard to find accomodation with our small budget. We taught to try to stay in a hostel for the first time and it was awesome ! Sam who work at the frontdesk received us with a smile and made us feel like home ! IHSP... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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