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Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Private room in an artistic 3rd floor apartment which is 1 block from the train which goes downtown in 15 minutes. Free public street parking is available. The building it is in is often graced by art, music, and performance on the lower floors and the apartment itself is full of art from locals in the community.

It is located in the Pilsen neighborhood and is near the Mexican Museum of Art, many local galleries, stores, restaraunts, and nightlife. It's a colorful taste of the real Chicago!

The space

The apartment is shared by the Airbnb host (me!) and has a kitchen, wifi, full bathroom, outdoor porch, and a huge living space and is always quiet & clean.

It is in an old czech style building and so is more rustic than modern looking inside, but also far more artistic and fun than other places!

Guest access

The whole apartment! Guests can access everything in the Kitchen, the porch, the bathroom, the living space, and the porch downstairs!

Interaction with guests

I (the host) live in the unit, but work in game development at a local office, so you'll have it to yourself most of the time. I am a native of the city and can tell you about music, cultural, art and many more categories of events, little known but awesome things to see and do, where to eat good food, and how to navigate it all.

Para hablantes de Español: Hablo español con fluidez y puedo decirte sobre eventos de arte, musicales, y cultura sucediendo Chicago y
cómo navegar por todo.

Other things to note

NOTE: Parking is public street parking. It is free, but sometimes one has to do a little searching for spots first. Call or message if you need help with this and we can assist. Also note that if you are arriving on the 4th Monday of the month, there are parking restrictions on that day and it is more difficult to find spaces. We can help you with this if you're arriving this day.

As mentioned earlier it is an older building and so the space resembles that (we've tried to show it honestly in the pictures). The edges are rough, but filled with color and art everywhere you turn in the unit.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Simply be mindful of other guests & quiet hours

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Unit in the 3rd floor of a 3 flat
Potential for noise - The city never sleeps, and is a bit more noisy on Fri & Sat. Also other guests may be there, so you might hear them from time to time.
Some spaces are shared - Bathroom, kitchen, and living room are shared



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

19 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
July 2017
Funky digs, very comfy bed in an artistic space. Close to good coffee and cheap eats. Mike was super quick to respond and even looked up good events for us in the area. Would stay again.

Aswath User Profile
July 2017
Just a basic Place, if you are looking for short business trip

Jo User Profile
July 2017
Mike's spot is amazing for anyone who wants to explore Chicago and stay in a great neighborhood. There are tons of very good restaurants, a coffee spot only a block away, and is a quick three minute walk from the train. You can't beat Mike's for convenience, charm and a super considerate host!

Kaitlin User Profile
July 2017
Mike is a wonderful host!! Super friendly, helpful, and easy going. He made our first trip to Chicago welcoming and homey. Also a perfect spot for happy and creative beings. Would definitely stay again. Thanks so much Mike!

薇安 User Profile
July 2017
Close to subway station. It's a nice place to stay. Mike is a patient person who's willing to answer our queen!

Arielle User Profile
July 2017
Free parking and a clean bed were totally worth the price! Very close to the metro and easy to get downtown

Feo User Profile
June 2017
Mike's place was good value for a cheap bed for the night. Never actually met Mike but his communication was friendly and helpful over the phone/messages. The building is as described and definitely has character. Only cost us about $6 to get an uber into central Chicago, we never tried using the train/bus. Thanks for letting us stay Mike!

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Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Mike User Profile

In English:
Hi I'm Mike. I'm a techie who is lucky enough to be able to work remotely, so I often come through beautiful international cities and work from those locations or just take vacations! Nice to meet you :).

En Español:
Hola, estoy Mike. Trabajo in Technologie y yo a veces trabajo remotamente o simplemente viajar en varias ciudades y lugares en todo el mundo. Mucho Gusto a te conocer!!

Languages: Deutsch, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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