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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to spend a night, and didn't want to wait at the airport. This hostel is on a direct line from the airport, and 2 minutes walk from the station. Comfortable beds, and really clean bathrooms! Staff were super friendly too!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in the female dorm. Place is in great location, close to train and some bus stops. Lots of places to eat and drink. Met some friendly people in the hostels and also the staffs were very nice and helpful. Bathroom and toilet were clean (except for1 upstairs that had faulty toilet). My only wish was not... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noisy until abt 3am: hall floors creeked (loudly), people loud in hall,doors slamming. Sounded like it was in the room. Pancakes starting at 6:30 am. NO WAY! I had to leave after 7:30 hungry! I would not stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed there 3 days for a good price. Luggage service is amazing you can leave it for free which most of the hostels don't have this option. Staff was really friendly. 2 minutes walking distance to Damen Station. Everything was good. Definitly recommend. PS: Thanks for the elevator :)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accidentally double booked for here + luxury hotel downtown. I ended up staying 1/2 nights and liked my stay here better than the hotel! Me + gf stayed in a private, standard double for a conference. It's a cheap stay but the quality of the hostel is comparable to some of the best hostels I've been to in Europe -... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Perfect hostel in a nice area with lots of bars and restaurants. It's a good place to meet people. Staff was always friendly and helpful. I liked my single room, which was clean and comfortable (only the ac was a bit loud). Only thing I have to complain about are the showers. But the amazing roof terrace makes up for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 9 stayed in a room for 10 and had lots of room to spread out. Comfortable beds, showers were plentiful but the entire room was easily soaked even early in the morning. Very friendly staff, some nickle and diming for small charges. Great neighborhood - young and vibrant with good shopping nearby. Steps away from the El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

To begin, the hostel is very conveniently located from the station and almost every other amenity a traveler might need. Wicker Park offers a lively and authentic Chicago-style atmosphere. The hostel itself is very clean and the staff (especially Paul and Sam) is EXTREMELY helpful and welcoming. The rooftop, which sets up a gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline, is... More 

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Thank you for your review, your kind words will be shared with the Staff. It is reviews from guests like you that keep us motivated to keep striving forward to provide the best service we can! IHSP Chicago More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Comfort rooms, good location and clean bathrooms. Sometimes is a bit confusing, but it is a nice hostel to stay! They have free breakfast, close to a Walgreens (which I love!) and there's a lot of bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. Very easy to get to places since the subway is close. I recommend it.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Myself and a friend stayed here whilst travelling round America. We had a private room for the two of us but that didn't stop us making friends with other guests. Had an absolute ball here, such a friendly atmosphere, and good location with a train station nearby as well as shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend staying here, with reasonable... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wicker Park is one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago for nightlife, restaurants, bars and shopping. Downtown is great for sightseeing but Wicker Park is where you will want to spend all your time. Take a look at our video and see how good our location is. You can literally see the trains on the Blue Line pass by a block away. Wicker Park is the hippest place in Chicago and is only 2 stops from the City Center and 5 stops from the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station. Our location and hostel is awesome and we know it! Come stay with us and you will see! Less than a 2 minute walk from the Damen Stop on the Blue line. We are not one of those hostels that charges you for everything, you will feel at home here. WE DO NOT ACCEPT LOCAL GUEST. YOU MUST HAVE PASSPORT OR OUT OF TOWN ID *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car. United States Citizens: You must have a student ID and a travel itinerary to stay in the dorm rooms. Maximum Stay in Dorm Beds: 7 days per month Maximum Stay in Private Rooms: 14 days per month If you would like to stay in our dorms: you must have and show at check in: a current student ID with travel itinerary and/or a current foreign passport. Check in is at 2 PM (1400 hours) on your booked arrival date. *16.4 % Tax is not included in the room rate and due upon arrival You must be 18 years old or older to stay in this hostel. Bring cash for a 2% discount! ... more   less 

Additional Information about IHSP Chicago Hostel

Address: 1616 N.Damen, 2. Floor, Chicago, IL 60647
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side
Price Range: $37 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — IHSP Chicago Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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