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Urban Holiday Lofts

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   2014 W Wabansia Ave, Damen Cta Blue Line, Chicago, IL (Northwest Side)
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Ranked #17 of 50 Specialty lodging in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Urban Holiday Lofts for six nights. The hostel is located in the upmarket suburb of Wicker Park which has lots of restaurants, cafes and shops. There is a subway station about five minutes' away. I chose to walk downtown on most days, which took about 30-45 minutes. The staff seemed to reflect the clientele this place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just called Urban Holiday Lofts about using their hostel for a day. I am dancing in Lincoln Square Square Roots festival parade- and wanted to use the room for the afternoon and perhaps for the stay in the night. The person on the phone answered my questions, and after I described the reason for my stay, his response was... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love the funky colours and interior design of the place! reception was friendly and helpful! shared a private room with friends without an ensuite but was close to the toilet. shared toilet was clean which was good! it's a great location to be close to all the wicker park shops and bars, very close to the blue line! as a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for 10 straight nights on June 2014. This is a nice place to stay if you are looking for a nice location without paying great deals of money. You will be three blocks away from Damen Blue Line station and in the middle of Wicker park neighborhood so you can easily get to the loop or anywhere... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Firstly, the staff were helpful and friendly. The facilities like the kitchen, computer and bathroom were great. The bed was comfortable. There is one thing though. There are no lifts, so be suer to pack light when you stay here. Extremely near the train and a lot of shops even walgreens supermarket.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I found this hostel impossible to get good sleep in. The lofts have thin stud walls between rooms - but you can here everything your neighbours are saying and doing. The wood floors look nice - but you constantly here people walking above you and down the corridors. My bed was pushed up against the window and the curtains are... More

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Gretna, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great hostel! The interior design is made of clean lines, has a loft-vibe to it, and there is some good pieces of furniture and art! I stayed in the 8 beds female room: it was HUGE! We had a sofa, a kitchen and a private bathroom. There was plenty of room to open our multiple suitcases and even to make... More

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dull? Yes, I stayed on a winter weeknight granted, but I've been to Chicago many times and found the energy of the house/hostel to be slow. I applaud the development of more affordable places to stay for travelers both domestic and abroad. But because of the nature of this building as a 3 story town home, the neighborhood, and the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wanted to stay for a day in Chicago before traveling back to Sweden with the family, and accidentally landed at Urban Holiday Lofts due to every hotel downtown Chicago being fully booked. BEST THING to ever have happened to me. I am so glad I found a place like Urban Holiday Loft, 3 minute walk from the Blue Line, which... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful staff with great knowledge of the local area. I used their new mobile concierge app called UrbanBuddy and loved it! I was connected to Ashley, a true Chicago local, who was able to help me with recommendations and tips for cheap eats. Definitely recommend staying here!

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Address: 2014 W Wabansia Ave, Damen Cta Blue Line, Chicago, IL
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side , Wicker Park / Bucktown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Urban Holiday Lofts 1.5*
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