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Reviews of Urban Holiday Lofts

Hostel | 2014 West Wabansia, Chicago, Illinois, USA IL 60647

93.7% Overall Rating

127 out of 133 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/04/2014)

Andreas Kaehr thinks…

"Great location and AWESOME staff!! It was a really great atmosphere and very easy to meet other travellers!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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93.7%

Overall Rating

127 out of 133 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Urban Holiday Lofts'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
97.6%
Staff
96.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
95.2%
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Andreas Kaehr

Alone

City break
Shopping

17 April 2014 Andreas would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and AWESOME staff!! It was a really great atmosphere and very easy to meet other travellers!

Disliked: Nothing...all good!

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

12 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: New and nicely equipped and decorated. Rooms are sufficiently large. Linens and towels are provided. Enough bathrooms, though you might have to go to a different floor to find an available one. They are spacious and clean. Large room to have breakfast, use computers and relax. Breakfast ist not extremely varied but sufficient. Very nice and helpful staff.

Disliked: There was some noise from the room above us but not too bad. When we forgot our own towel in the bathroom (you're not supposed to use them there but they forgot to give us enough towels), they removed it immediately and we didn't get it back.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Handy location, soft sheets, clean, excellent bathrooms, great lounge.

Disliked: Breakfast didn't start till 8am...too late for me.

94.3%
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Petr Kirchner

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 March 2014 Petr would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and neat place with cheerful staff.

Disliked: Checking in on the internet only.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katlyn Whitaker

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Katlyn would recommend this property

Liked: The room was very clean and there is a pass code for the door so it felt very safe.

Disliked: It's located very close to public transit but very far from the bus station and tourist attractions

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Staff were super friendly and very helpful, clean with good facilities, secure, about a 5 minute walk to the train station that takes you right downtown.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

25 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: convenience, price, helpful staff, guests are nice people and fellow travelers

Disliked: no criticisms

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Karri Sturm

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2013 Karri would recommend this property

Liked: It was comfortable, in atmosphere and amenities.

Disliked: Only 2 toilets on the fourth floor.

68.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, clear, value place just for stay

Disliked: they might mistake charged me a little extra when i check in very late. but i still happy for it

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is located in a safe and fun area of Chicago. It is also close to everything and its very easy to find a way into the city. The staff was really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommended this hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Rosa Querejeta

Alone

City break

13 November 2013 Rosa would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean, close to public transportation

Disliked: Steep stairs

94.3%
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Glen Bailey

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2013 Glen would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a great area (close to amazing cheap tacos), the staff were very friendly and helpful, the cleanlyness of the hostel.

Disliked: Nothing (was there a roof garden that was perhaps shut when we were there?).

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Katelyn Fritzges

Alone

Business / conference

27 October 2013 Katelyn would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Location very easy to access from O'Hare airport. Very clean facility; appreciated that bathroom was shared only with the other ladies in my room.

Disliked: I brought my own lock, but it did not fit on their locker and they were out of rental locks. The first night I was there was also incredibly noisy... even though my room was quiet, the people upstairs from us were very loud, so I had a lot of trouble sleeping and was tired throughout my interview the next day.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had decided to go to Urban Holiday Lofts because of the good reviews on this site and the reasonable price. When I arrived here, I thought it was nice choice. The room was nice, clean and cozy. The staff were nice and helpful. The location was also pretty good from downtown by CTA.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, good atmosphere, relaxed

Disliked: Walls were thin, could hear people walking, talking or music playing.

91.4%
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Justin NICHOLAS

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly when I arrived and throughout my stay. Gave a very helpful booklet about good places to eat around the area and get more bang for your buck so to speak. The place was in a good location and a few minutes walk to the Damen train station. Plenty of shops/bars/restaraunts etc nearby. Seemed a very trendy part of Chicago. Room was cosy enough. Great views of Chicago skyline. Would stay again if in Chicago.

Disliked: Nothing really major really. My room was next to somewhere outside which occasionally had a lorry going back and forth sometimes early in the morning. There was occasions where a few people made the assumptions that they're awake/getting backing from a night out and everyone must be still up, so talk as loud as they wish at 2-3 am. This happens everywhere though and not the Urban Holiday Lofts fault.

97.1%
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Britelle Humfrey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2013 Britelle would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, great service and a great price. Clean, comfortable and aircon meant the sun through the window in the morning was pleasant but not hot.

Disliked: Loud truck right outside the window very early each morning woke us up - although no fault of the hostels.

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In a great location in Bucktown with plenty of fab bars & restaurants on your doorstep. A good way to explore Chicago without being in the heart of downtown (just a few minute walk from the Cta line which takes you into the Loop)

Disliked: Shame the private double room was a small double bunk bed rather than a larger double bed.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved that they hold your luggage for you after you checkout if you want to explore the city! Also liked the atmosphere and location. Fun.

Disliked: Not very much for bedding.. Was a long line for the bathroom in the morning but I suppose that's expected.

74.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and bright rooms, quite good location, good WiFi

Disliked: Very cold air conditioning; poor breakfast; mattresses were covered with plastic (below the sheets) which makes you sweat at night more easily; taxes were not included in the price quoted on hostelbookers.

94.3%
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Francis Whitehouse

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

16 July 2013 Francis would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was very good. The location is fantastic.

Disliked: Seemed a bit expensive.

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Robert Coats

Alone

Business / conference

10 July 2013 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Urban Holiday Lofts is a great hostle! It is very clean, the beds and bed linens are very comfortable. They also supply freshly laundered bath towels. There are clean, modern kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. The staff is very friendly and very helpful! The location is excellent - close to public transportation and many shops, restaruants, cafes, pubs, bars and clubs are within easy walking distance. They also have bike rentals. They supply free wi-fi internet connection.

Disliked: I did not have any dislikes about Urban Holiday Lofts.

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Tulay Kaya

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 July 2013 Tulay would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Good location.

Disliked: Tulay left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Relaxation/spa

19 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooms, spotless bathrooms, free breakfast, decent wifi

Disliked: Nothing!

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Sarah Radke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The Urban Holiday Loft Hostel is one of a kind! The location is awesome, everything is cozy and comfi. Dorms are very clean, bright and modern, beds are supersoft. The stafff is stunning, super friendly and helpful. The location is very close to a lots of amazing bars. The metro station is just a quick walk away and it took us about 12 minutes to go to the loop using the blue line. i highly recomment this hostel, it's pretty amazing!!

Disliked: Everything was perfect.