I don't know about you guys, but I love checking into a place only to find that where we're actually staying is a few blocks away from the office in a run down house in a creepy alley where the door isn't marked and you have to play "Try-the-key-in-the-random-door" until you find your room. If you think that's fun, wait until you find out there's no toilet paper in your communal bathroom (lol did we say ensuite? JOKES!) and the toilet itself is continuously flushing itself. Mix in a total lack of air conditioning in the sweltering summer heat and a mattress wrapped in mega loud plastic that wakes you up if you move at all and you have PARADISE!
My favourite part was when the guy we called to fix the air con and bring us toilet paper (we had to ask twice) had to go into somebody's private room while they were sleeping to access the controls.
I am almost envying the people sleeping on the street just outside, at least they're getting a breeze.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Our location and hostel is awesome and we know it! Come stay with us and you will see! Less than a 2 minute walk from 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. WE DO NOT ACCEPT LOCAL GUEST. YOU MUST HAVE PASSPORT OR OUT OF TOWN ID *Please note that our parking is very limited and must be reserved in advance. Our parking is $10/night +tax for each car. United States Citizens: You must have a student ID and a travel itinerary to stay in the dorm rooms. Maximum Stay in Dorm Beds: 7 days per month Maximum Stay in Private Rooms: 14 days per month 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. Check in is at 2 PM (1400 hours) on your booked arrival date. *16.4 % Tax is not included in the room rate and due upon arrival You must be 18 years old or older to stay in this hostel. Bring cash for a 2% discount! ... more less
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