This hostel was below the standard of its own price category. Even in bigger cities, there are much better hostel that are cheaper. Everything is old. We heard mouses in the walls, and toilets where closed only by a curtain... I don't known if there is better solution in SLC, but this one is not impressive in the absolute...
It's exactly the kind of hostel you hope to find during a long trip. A friendly staff, an easy place to meet people, a well equipped kitchen which allows you too forget American food for a while... Do not heasitate, it's the perfect place to stay in Chicago!
In absolute, it is not a good hostel: the rooms are not clean, the atmosphere is cold, the highway right under the windows is very noisy. The staff was kind and do all its best, but its seems to be not enough. On the other hand, it is a very cheap hostel not so far away from manathan, in a safe area... So if you are on budget, it is all that matter.. You will need between 40 and 1hour to go to Lexington station with bus and metro. Howerver, bus schedules are random and you could have to wait.
The boss was very kind and conciliant! The double room was prefect, dormitories were ok. The hostel could be cleaner but worth clearly the price ! Especialy for its good location. Just do not attempt too much from the kitchen wich is very basic.
Très bien situé, atmosphère géniale. Tout bon, je vous le conseille.