I'm still up in the air about this space. The location was pretty perfect for me - about two blocks away from the blue line, a 10 min or so walk away from the restaurants on Division, and the amenities in the space were pretty nice (bathroom had to be the best hostel bathroom I've ever seen).
That being said though it was loud. Not loud as in 'busy' but loud as in old place/ creaky floorboards/ pool table on the floor above that people seemed to love to play. At the time I checked in I wasn't feel well, so had to hunker down in my bunk for a day -- and the creaky-ness really sounded like someone was outside my door or in the next room but it was upstairs.
I think if I was going in a larger group, the cost savings and location would have made this more attractive. But as a single person travelling and not feeling well? I didn't quite get that rest that I was looking for.
All in all - great location, close to transit, etc but the private rooms are still very much hostel rooms. I was hoping for something better - however, it was one of the better hostels I've stayed at.
A positive for sure - the front office staff in the evening. Immensely helpful and polite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Urban Holiday Lofts! We're located in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, home to amazing restaurants, shops, bars, and more. Just minutes away from the CTA's Blue Line train station, Urban Holiday Lofts is in a perfect location to access the city's airports & bus/train stations and the downtown Loop area. With amenities like free breakfast and WiFi, along with our great rates, you'll find Urban Holiday Lofts is an affordable and fun lodging option for your trip to the Windy City! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago. ... more less
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