Pros: Room is pretty standardized with four bulk beds. Plenty of freebies like free breakfast, free pool, ping pong, and meeting room/TV room free to use.
Room is spacious compared with other hostels I have stayed. Mattress is soft and convenient. Location is close to CBD and tourist attractions, about 10 minutes walk to the Millennium Park.
Actually, I am not concerned about all these pros because the coolest thing to stay in a hostel is to meet people. I met some really cool guys from around the world, a French cook looking for a job in Chicago, a Danish boy coming for a physics conference, a Japanese artist for a vacation as well as a film festival, and me, a Chinese guy for getting a Hong Kong VISA. When all of these international facets mixed together amazing chemistry emerged out of the ground. We had a wonderful time wandering around the alleys looking for the most authentic and hottest Chinese food, drinking, talking, laughing and looking for bars all around. It was an unforgettable experience the one could possibly have in a lively city.
Cons: sink table (I am not sure how to say it, the one where you brush teeth and wash face) is not separated from the bedroom, it seems much hassle and disturbing when one brushes teeth with the light over the sink on while others are sleeping.
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