Hostel Earphoria (for Music Lovers)

House - Shared room · W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Your host, Earphoria
27 Reviews
Response rate: 73%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Hostel Earphoria is a unique guesthouse in Logan Square Chicago, specifically designed for musicians. We have transformed an entire house into an urban rest stop for musicians on the road, giving them a space to stay, play, practice, record, collaborate and perform.

Hostel Earphoria is a single family home with 10 (website hidden) spaces, 5 private rooms and one bathroom. There is a community kitchen, living room, dining area, finished basement, back yard and deck.

Staying at Hostel Earphoria:
In addition to contacting us through Airbnb, we also request that introduce yourself to the community by posting a message on Hostel Earphoria's timeline on Mark Zuckerberg's popular social network. Tell us where you are from and what brings you to Chicago and when, how you are involved in music (we love audio-video links), and what you are looking forward to during your visit. We will reply promptly and let you know if we are able to accommodate your request. If you have a time sensitive request you may inquire via phone/text to Ben at (phone number hidden).

If you are looking for the formal experience you would enjoy in a hotel, Hostel Eaphoria is not for you. We are for those that are more "adventure travel" oriented, who want to learn about the communities they pass through and be a part of the real Chicago music scene.

Earphoria offers:
- Complimentary bread, milk, eggs and condiments
- Full Kitchen Access
- Linens and Towels
- Wi-Fi
- Free Washer and Dryer
- Family style breakfasts and dinners are often cooked by hosts, friends and guests of Hostel Earphoria. New guests are encouraged to participate.
- We ask that each host and guest contribute by doing a daily chore.
- There are two friendly cats, Eddie and Kabeer, that live in the house with us.
- Gated parking for $5/night
- Bike Rental $5/day

Hostel Earphoria offers several spaces for collaborating:

The Playroom
Featuring an upright antique piano, acoustic guitars and several percussion instruments and an iMac with Logic and Final Cut for audio/video recording/editing. The PLAYroom is the perfect space for low-fi jams and impromptu performances. You'll often find musicians jamming together or DJ-ing. For the visual artists, an easel and supplies is provided. Our walls are filled with paintings and drawings done by the community.

The Bassment
The basement is a multi-functional room that serves as a shared performance space, practice area, recording studio and sleeping space. It is set up like a lounge with a stage at back with 6 couches and a very comfortable giant bean bag. There are plush carpets on the floor which makes everything cozy. To the back there is a 30x10 carpeted floor stage with low 5.5 celling. Bands are welcome rent the Bassment for rehearsal from 12pm-10pm (no drums/base after 10pm on weeknights and 12am on weekends).

The Playground
Our lovely outdoor space in the back has a small deck and yard. There is a garden that provides the house with fresh vegetables. Hang in the hammock or sit in the grass. A small bungalow with seating under the deck surrounds an "easy to load gear in" entrance. Designated smoking areas away from our neighbors windows. This is open from 8am-12am on weeknights and 2am on weekends (no drums after 10pm).

Visiting Hostel Earphoria
Earphoria (email hidden) and quests must be invited to come in. We often have shows, usually every Saturday. Please take a look at our calendar and friend earphoria.earphoria on Mark Zuckerbergs popular social network so that we may invite you to future events.

Room type: Shared room
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $150 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This place and these people can't be beat.

    June 2014
  • Very good about the fact that I didn't show up, my train was 6 hours late and I stayed with people I met on the train! Good on ya!

    June 2014
  • Great place for music lovers! Our hosts were very convenient and nice, we had a great time there!

    April 2014
  • Earphoria is the perfect home away from home! The roommates and other guests have always been considerate and very welcoming. If you're in the Chicago area and would like to get the city far beyond normal tourist attractions, this is the place for you.. Especially if you have an artist side or like to jam now and then. (email hidden) to truly express yourself!! Thanks Earphoria!

    March 2014
  • Awesome people (email hidden) - highly recommended !!!!

    February 2014
  • It's a very special place but very cozy. If you love music, it's absolutely a place to share with others!

    January 2014
  • Wow, what can i say about this wonderful abode. Too many superlatives to choose from! I had an amazing time here. The weather may have been frigid outside but inside you'll find the warm tones of music, friendship and sincerity ringing throughout every space. Music lives in this place, literally. There is a lovely communal charm amongst the residents and you are made to feel very much at home. There are a myriad musical instruments scattered around and they aren't just there to make the place look cool. They get strummed and bashed and plucked daily! Ben (email hidden) and a super fun, talented dude who will point you in all the right directions and runs a super comfy and well looked after communally oriented hostel where everyone has their part and loves being a part of it all. There is a mutual understanding in the home of respect for others and keeping to the house rules. The basement, where i was sleeping on one of the super warm and comfy couches, is awesome. It is a full on jam space where bands can perform and shred their instruments and then when it's bed time the music stops and the place becomes a quiet sleepy haven.

    Viva Earphoria!

    December 2013
  • My band, the 4onthefloor, played at the Abbey Pub down the street.
    We got in late and the house was comfy & ready for us.

    November 2013
  • Amazing place to stay if you love music! All the people are very friendly and it is really a big family over there. You feel very welcome. On top of that, it is very affordable. I highly recommend this place.

    October 2013
  • Earphoria forever!

    October 2013
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