Oh boy. Let's make this a build up. One toilet was totally broken, with a sign saying to flush it super slow. It was more of luck of the draw. I felt bad for wasting so much water, by having to fuss with that toilet, because others were always in use. There also weren't many sinks available, but it was fine. Quite a few people didn't obey the "quiet hours," which was annoying, when they're just standing right outside of your room, but that's no ones fault, besides those people. One of the staff members (female), pretty much called a young foreign girl stupid, because she wasn't sure how to connect with the wifi. Then, there were the bed bugs. This place was pretty great, until we woke up with big itchy welts all over. I thought it was a spider, until I started really searching, and found them all over. I'm assuming they were brought in, by the person that stated before us, and the sheets weren't changed. I feel like if they were there for a long time, we would have been bitten on the very first night, rather than one bite on the second night, and then 5+ on the third night. When we went to the desk at 10PM, the guy wasn't there, even though hours were posted, until 11pm. He gave us back money for ONE NIGHT, and had us change rooms. Obviously, by then, on our last night, our bags and clothes had become infested, so there was no escaping it. I didn't want to track the bed bugs to another hotel, so we took one for the team of Chicago, I guess. The next morning when we went to leave, the guy didn't get to the desk until 45 minutes after he was scheduled to be. This was 30 minutes after we wanted to leave, and go to the airport. I would have just left my room key, but they took a $10 deposit. So, about 20 swollen bites later, and taking all precautions when arriving home, we finally escaped the bed bug madness. Of course, the itching and pain lingered for a week or two.
Loved the location. It wasn't too central, where it was very loud outside, but it was really close to the train, and downtown was a short ride. I also loved being a <5 minute walk from the best Walgreens ever, two great donut shops, and a Starbucks. Everything we needed was right there!
I liked having a private room, with a casual feel of the hostel. The roof deck was awesome! It was nice to grab a couple drinks, and relax up there for a while. I also loved that our room had a fan, and a vent (that we could turn on or off) to circulate the stale air out of the room.