Shared Rm 4 in Safe upscale Hyde Park
Shared Rm 4 in Safe upscale Hyde Park
2 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
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This is a shared room in a very large 4 bedroom apartment. The apt has 2 other co-ed shared rooms. Our apartment is very close to the University of Chicago, Obama's house, and the Subway. My wife and I are friendly, helpful and offer great service at an affordable price. The indoor and outdoor space is always clean, quiet & peaceful. The neighborhood is quiet, peaceful and safe.

The space

Our apartment is pretty simple, but clean, quiet and peaceful.

My wife and I are very friendly and outgoing and committed to offering exceptional service at an affordable price.

The apartment is located in an upscale neighborhood that's clean, quiet, peaceful and very safe; There is lots of free street parking just around the corner.

Though we are fairly new at hosting, travelers from dozens of countries have selected our place. They have all loved staying with us and have given us a 4.8 Star rating for overall satisfaction with their stay with us.

I'm sure you will be happy with your stay with us too if you are open, friendly and enjoy meeting people from around the world.

Guest access

Our apartment has the open concept design, which means the kitchen, dining room, and living room are all one big room. In addition to your private room, you'll have access to this space and the shared bathrooms. If you need to wash clothes, we also have a washer and dryer in the basement.

Interaction with guests

My wife and I both work full-time jobs and therefore only home during the evening hours, Monday through Friday. if you have an urgent matter during these times you can call or text us. On the weekends, we are also pretty busy. We look forward to connecting with you when we can.

Other things to note

Check-In is between 5 and 8pm by appointment. Please let us know the time you plan to arrive and we will arrange to be home when you arrive that works for both of us. Though we do make special check-In exceptions at times, it mostly does not work if you need to check-In at a time later than mid-night.

When you arrive in Chicago, call me or my wife at lease 45 minutes befour you arrive to re-confirm your check-In time. When you are about 10 minutes away from the apartment, please call again. Please do not ring the buzer when you arrive, just call to announce your arrival.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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Buzzer/wireless intercom
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people $30 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Security Deposit $148 NZD
Weekend Price $49 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 9PM
Check out by 9AM

Providing a Quiet, Peaceful and Safe environment are benefits we want every guest to experience. Please follow these guidelines to help make is so.

Drugs and Alcohol
Please give the utmost respect to our home environment. If you think there is a chance that you might use drugs, drink heavily or come in and out during very late hours of the night while we are hosting you, then please book with another host. Thank you for understanding.

Note: Our neighbors have made complaints about our guest playing loud music and loitering outside the building and throwing cigarette buts on the ground. Please avoid these activities. Please honor the cleanliness, peace, and quiet of the neighborhood. Do not hang out in front of near the building. Thank you.

When you arrive to check in, do not ring any buzzer. Call us 5 to 10 minutes before you arrive and we will come out to greet you.


To maintain a clean and pleasant environment for everyone, please follow these simple guidelines.
1. Please remove your shoes upon entering the space.
2. Clean up after yourself every time, immediately. After using a dish, please rinse it immediately and put it in the dishwasher.

For your comfort and convenience, each guest will be given a set of three clean and fresh towels.
3. Return your set of dirty towels to the host to get another set.
4. So other guests do not have to wait very long, please limit showers to 10 minutes during morning hours.
5. After showering, please wipe and clean the bathroom tub, sink, and floors after every use. If you wash your hair in the sink, clean the sink immediately.
6. After brushing teeth, make sure there is no toothpaste spatter on the mirror.

Quiet Time Hours
Please observe Quiet Time Hours and follow these guidelines as closely as possible to prevent disturbing others.

1. Quiet Time Hours are from 9:30pm to 7:30am
2. Please absolutely avoid any activity that causes even a moderate amount of noise. In our apartment, noise tends to echo throughout the unit.
3. Please whisper if you need to talk.
4. Use ear phones if you need to watch movies or listen to music.
5. Avoid slamming or closing doors loudly
6. Walk quietly. Some floors make a cracking noise
7. Avoid stumping your feet when you walk.
8. When moving things around, pay close attention to the slightest amount of noise. It will most likely disturb the sleep of others.
9. Avoid running water for more than a few minutes.

Additional Guest

Please do not invite additional guests, who are not in your check in group, without permission.

In summary, do not do anything that will likely disturb the quiet and peace of other guests. Thank you so much for honoring our home by following these guidelines. Our intent is that you and all our guests have a pleasant, quiet and peaceful stay.


Safety features
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

39 Reviews

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Shani User Profile
October 2017
Big rooms, very comfortable. The location was just great, not too far from everything. $5 uber to go downtown or metra was 10min walk. The host were very friendly and nice, very welcoming. Interesting people.

Steven User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay. Very clean and quiet.

Ram User Profile
August 2017
Shuja and his wife are the best hosts I have met. They are very communicative, and they offer to the guest all the help possible. One day Xhesi (Shujaa's wife) even invited me to eat pasta with them, wonderful food she cooks. They made me feel like I was home.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Jessie was so kind and fun! The space was wonderful and the location was safe and not too far from downtown.

Alberto User Profile
July 2017
I couldn't have found a better place to stay in Chicago. Jessie makes you feel like at home! The place is so quien, nice and convenient!

Rebecca Jane User Profile
June 2017
Shujaa is a gem! I overlooked the fact that these accommodations were a shared room rather than a private room in their lovely apartment. Even though it was my fault Shujaa refunded the rental amount. The shared room situation just was not my thing but if that is what you are looking for these accommodations are a great value! Chicago is awesome and the location is wonderful if you are looking to visit Hyde Park and the U of C. But the best thing was Shujaa. He is a gracious and helpful and a delight!

This is a place to sleep. Don't expect privacy or cleanliness. More like a sorority house than a B&B.
Shujaa User ProfileShujaa is a superhost.
Response from Shujaa:
Thank you for your feedback. Since we are committed to providing excellent service to all our guests, our motto is: "Continueous improvement". Therefore all feedback is valuable to us. We use it to make our place better and better day by day. For example, your suggestion about having a mirror in every room is a good one. Consider it done. Since our place is very popular, we do get a lot of guest and more than 95% of our guests say we are really great host and give us excellent ratings on the Airbnb review. We tell all of our guests, as we also told you, on your first day of arrival, that we are committed that you have a 5-star experience while staying with us. During the check in process, we asked you to please tell us about anything that makes your experience with us less than five star, so we can fix it immediately. We asked you specifically not to wait until you leave and write you dissatisfaction of the Airbnb review but to give us the opportunity to resolve anything that you did not like about your experience of our place. However, very respecfully I say, throughout your entire stay with us, you said nothing to us about your dissatisfaction. In fact, my experience of you was that you were very quiet and pretty much non communitive, I'd say almost anti-social. Therefore we had no opportunity to serve you better by resolving your dissatisfaction. For example, you mentioned the pillows were not comfortable. If you had told us this, we could have exchanged your pillows. We have a closet full us supplies, including extra pillow, for our guest's comfort. Concerning not having coffee, yes it a good idea to have coffee available, but my wife is actually allergic to coffee. However, if you had communicated that coffee was important to you we would have made a special exception to accommodate you by getting coffee because that is the kind of people we are. I must also say, I did feel a bit confused by some of your feedback. For example, you said you there was mildew on the shower curtain, however, when I checked the bathroom, I did not see any mildew at all. There were a couple darker spots smaller than the size of a dime and it came off very easily. The throw rugs you said were filthy are changed and washed twice a week. Respectfully I say, but it seems there is some extreme exaggeration about this. I want to add one more point before ending my comments. Yes, we did have 11 guests in our appartment which is very large and almost 3000 square feet. Every one of those guest except you told us that they had a great experience staying in our place. They all rated us 5-star listing. We are really sorry you did not have a 5-star experience and I believe as you continue your travels, more open communication can make a difference in your overall experience. Again, thank you for your feedback. We have already used it to improve our B&B.
June 2017

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Jackson, Mississippi, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Shujaa User ProfileShujaa is a superhost.

My wife and I, Jessie, are Teachers of Transcendental Meditation, TM. We have been teaching TM in urban schools around the country for 10 years. I enjoy travel, meeting new and interesting people and taking on new and challenging situations. I am a problem solver by instinct.

I am a life-long practitioner of meditation and committed to the Spiritual goal of Self-mastery and inspiring others along that same path.

This is my first experience with Airbnb and I love the idea of it.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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