Directions

Getting to IHSP Chicago…

IHSP Chicago’s great location is just northwest of “The Loop” or city center in a unique neighborhood called Wicker Park.

Being just across the street from the CTA Blue Line at the Damen Stop makes getting around the city fast and easy!

We are just a 10 minute train ride into downtown or 40 minutes the other way from O’Hare Airport.

1616 North Damen Avenue 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60647

Wicker Park is one of the most exciting yet very safe neighborhoods in Chicago; ideal for shopping, dining, art, and nightlife. Bustling with small shops, great restaurants and bars, sidewalk cafes, and street art, plus filled with historic homes and parks, you’ll get a real feel for Chicago. Some say Wicker Park is where the original “hipster” originated. See for yourself!

We offer a “FREE SHUTTLE” from the O’Hare Airport*!20130524_100658-1 Just show us your CTA card upon arrival at the hostel, and we’ll refund your train ticket. Please follow the easy directions below.

We are located on the 2nd floor of 1616 North Damen, directly behind the big Walgreens on the corner of Damen/Milwaukee/North Avenue intersection.

Directions from O’Hare Airport: Follow the signs in the airport guiding you to the train. Take the BLUE LINE train for about 30-40 minutes, and exit at the DAMEN stop. When you exit the station, turn left/NORTH and cross the 6-way intersection. Stay on Damen Ave, and we are located on that following block (directly behind Walgreens), on the left side of the street (1616 N Damen).

Directions from Union Station: Walk two blocks south to the CLINTON BLUE LINE stop. Take the train towards O’HARE  for about 15 minutes until you reach the DAMEN stop. When you exit the station, turn left/NORTH and cross the 6-way intersection. Stay on Damen Ave, and we are located on that following block (directly behind Walgreens), on the left side of the street (1616 N Damen).

Directions from Midway Airport: Take the ORANGE LINE towards the LOOP and get off at the CLARK/LAKE stop (30 min ride). Transfer trains at Clark/Lake, and get on the BLUE LINE train towards O’HARE. When you exit the station, turn left/NORTH and cross the 6-way intersection. Stay on Damen Ave, and we are located on that following block (directly behind Walgreens), on the left side of the street (1616 N Damen).

Link to our public transit Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) where you can track your subway or bus and also buy CTA passes (unlimited rides for 1 day, 3 days, a week): http://www.transitchicago.com/

Traveling by car? Our address is 1616 N Damen, Chicago, IL 60647 if you’re using a GPS. When you’re taking highway 90/94 into Chicago, just get off at the NORTH AVE exit (about 3 miles northwest of downtown) and go about a half mile west, turn right on Damen and we’re on that first block (directly behind Walgreens).

* Free shuttle for arrival journey from O’hare airport only.

1616 North Damen Avenue 2nd Floor