IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

Hostel in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

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Set on Damen Ave, this hostel couldn't be any closer to the neighborhood's cache of hipster shops and eateries. The rooms hold one to 12 beds in various dorm and private-room configurations. The flimsy metal bunks and thin-walled bathrooms don't seem to deter the young global backpackers, who head up to the viewtastic rooftop deck to grill, drink and socialize.

Freebies include a DIY pancake breakfast, wi-fi and a game room with Wii and foosball. The social hostel organizes frequent outings. There's limited parking for $10 per night.

Description via Hostelworld

IHSP members can save 10% off our lowest rates!

We\\\'re the best-located hostel in Chicago! Wicker Park is youthful area full of dive bars, shops, awesome places to eat, and amazing articheture.

Our hostel features a large and social common room with fully equipped kitchen as well. Our staff also takes guests on free pub crawls around Wicker Park.

Only hostel In Chicago with a 24 Hour Roof deck where you can socialize all night long!

We offer private, hotel-type rooms which sleep up to eight people, with male and female dorm beds and private rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms have all-new beds and furniture, new rooms and bathrooms.

Parking is available; please call or email in advance to reserve. *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car.

Our free facilities include free Wi-Fi and Internet, free linen and towels, free coffee and tea all day and free lockers and luggage storage. We also have a free concierge service, including discounted tickets. Coin-operated laundry is also available on-site.

Discounted bike rentals are available but must be reserved in advance. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

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 of your time. You can literally see the trains on the blue line as they pass by a block away. Wicker Park is the hippest place in Chicago and is only two stops from the city center and five stops from the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station.

Make the right choice in your travels and try out IHSP Chicago Hostel, located in the famous Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood directly on 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.

Please note that we do not accept local guests. You must show a passport or out-of-town ID. USA Citizens: You may not stay in our dorms unless you have a student ID and a travel itinerary.

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.

We have a 48 hour cancellation/modification policy. Late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the equivalent of the first night\\\'s accommodation.

You must be 18 years old or older to stay in shared dorm rooms. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Features of IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA


  • Air conditioning


  • Atm
  • Bbq
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cable tv
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common room
  • Dvd's
  • Elevator
  • Free city maps
  • Free internet access
  • Foosball
  • Games room
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Key card access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Mini-supermarket
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool table
  • Steamroom
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels included


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage