IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA, Hostel in Chicago

1616 N. Damen Ave , Chicago, USA

666 reviews

About IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

Stay in Wicker Park, one of Chicago' s most popular neighborhoods and book the only hostel in town with a 24-hour roof deck with an amazing view of the Chicago skyline.

Located in the hipster neighborhood of Wicker Park, IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA provides accommodation in private rooms and in male/female dormitories. This is Chicago's only hostel with a 24-hour roof deck with an amazing view of downtown. Wi-fi, towels and linen are free of charge.

Accommodation info

Check-infrom 14:00 to 0:00
Check-outbefore 11:00
CurfewNo curfew
Room lockoutNo lockout

Room types

Accommodation is available in private hotel type rooms that sleep 1 to 8 people, private rooms with shared bathroom, male & female dorm beds.

Location and surroundings

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. Make the right choice!

Services and facilities

Our guests can relax in our spacious and social common room and cook in our fully equipped kitchen
IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA is Chicago's only hostel with a 24 Hour Roof deck with an amazing view of the Chicago skyline! We organise Free Pub crawls and alcohol is allowed within our premises.

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Reviews (9.0 Excellent)

9.8WonderfulExpand details
It was a perfect place for the amount of time we spent there. The only thing we regret is... not having more days to spend there. Great place, super-nice staff!
9.2WonderfulExpand details
When we were the people were really quite and closed. Nobody were chating, that was surprising. But on the otherhand the hostel is great, clean and its location is superb. Restaurants and bars can be found next to it with good price and atmosphere. We stayed there 5 days and we honestly recommend it!!!
I reserved a single women's dorm room for the week of June 22- June 26, 2012. According to the website, accomodations were to include lockers, but there were not any available, forcing me to leave my i-pad, phone charger, and luggage in a non-secured area. On June 25, I returned to the Hostel to find the chair that I had left my phone charger on missing from the area completely, my charger also gone. I asked the desk manager if someone had by chance turned in my charger, and was met with accusations that I had not done my part, following up each day to see if there was a locker available! That had not been my point, initially, as all I was wondering is if someone had placed my charger behind the desk when the chair was moved. As he became more aggressive, I pulled out my phone to record the conversation, at which time he physically assaulted me, grabbing my arm to get the phone, and pulling me across the counter, where I smashed my ribs. After he returned my phone, I was told to leave, which I did. This was at 9:08 pm on June 25. After returning home, I went to my doctor, and it was established that I have bruising on several ribs from the incident. This buisness does not produce what is offered on the website, and the employees are at best, dismissive, at worse, engage in assault on residents.
9.2WonderfulExpand details
The experience was great, but the only problem was I didn't have wi fi conection. Eventough there was a user and they gave me the passport, it didn't work in the end.
7.2Very goodExpand details
Good option if you like a short stay near the city.

Important to know

Animals policyAnimals NOT accepted
Children policyChildren can stay for free in parents' bed/s if younger than 5 years.
Private rooms age restrictionat least 18 years old
Dorms age restrictionat least 18 years old
Smoking policyAll rooms and the common areas are non smoking
Wheelchair accessNo wheelchair access

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policyYour booking payment is non-refundable. This cancellation policy supersedes all other payment policies. 48 hour cancelation. If you do not cancel prior to 48 hours of your arrival date you will be charged for the first night. Larger groups or long-term guests have stricter cancellation policies.
*Maximum Stay in Dorm Beds: 7 Nights
*Parking is $10/day.
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.
Bring cash for a 2% discount!
USA Citizen Please Read Restrictions on Dorm Beds. USA Citizens can book any private room. US citizens booking DORM beds must have a current University or College ID, and a travel itinary (ie plane ticket, train or bus schedule, rental car agreement)
All Guest enjoy 'cheap eats', with free breakfast.
All IHSP Members get 10% off room and bed rates , present card at check in.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Accepted PaymentsThe property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, JCB, Aura, Diners, Debit Cards
Pre authorizationThe property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival
TaxesTaxes not included: Chicago Hotel Tax 16.4%
Other charges5$-key deposit and parking pass deposit.
666 reviews