Pilsen Art House - Live Creatively

Apartment - Private room · W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608, United States

The Space

Awesome artist building in Pilsen, directly next door to the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Harrison Park!

The vibe of the Pilsen Art House is similar to a hostel, but with ONLY private rooms! You will have the opportunity to meet other travelers if you desire, or have as much privacy as you desire.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Lorie and Mike do not live here full time, but we have live in hosts and provide lots of helpful info and awesome advice on what to see and do in the city. **

**THE Pilsen Art House is an OLD building, with lots of quirks/(we call character and charm), but is wonderfully welcoming, safe and fun.

This listing is for a SINGLE PRIVATE ROOM, NOT the entire apartment. The common areas are shared: living room/eating area, kitchen and bathroom.

**THIS ROOM IS Small, measuring approximately 6ft x 7 ft fitting a full size bed and small side table. Please be aware when booking that the price of the room reflects the size of the room.

Sun-soaked colorful room, suitable for two travelers in a small sunny room.

Full size futon, rich cotton linens, comforters, pillows, fluffy towels are all included in your stay.

Lightning fast internet too! wooot!!

Old Czech style buidling, typical of the area from years back when the now mostly Hispanic neighborhood, was primarily Czech.The very high ceilings gives the apt a lofted appearance, large windows, small, basic kitchen and color, color, color abounds in the Pilsen Art House.


Please note: this is an OLD building, which can be slightly drafty, and not having the newest amenities, however, we feel that adds to the character of the place, and it common in this older neighborhood.

There are nine rooms available for rent in Pilsen Art House, accomodating single, couple, or group travelers. Each room is colorful, cozy, inviting, and very comfortable and private. Murals painted on all the walls make it fun, whimsical, and good conversation piece.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, kettle, pots, pans, dishes, etc. As our guest, you are invited to use anything you need.

We offer three floors of private rooms in the Pilsen Art House. Each floor houses an apt with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/eating area and living room.

The neighborhood of Pilsen, is directly west of downtown Chicago, accessible via Pink line, which is two short blocks away. It will take you to all the attractions of downtown Chicago in less than 10 minutes! Pilsen itself is an interesting, dynamic, and magnetic neighborhood in it's own rite...full of artists, murals painted on sides of buildings, coffee houses, galleries, bakeries, vintage stores, mexican candy shops, and the National Museum of Mexican Art is right next door and FREE!!!

Pilsen Art House is a short walk to 15 restaurants, (including one directly across the street, you can see if from the front window!), video store (yes, they still have them around here), Harrison Park with indoor pool, baseball field, soccer field and basketball courts,

Mike and I are very familiar with the city, and are happy to give you suggestions/advise on how to be a savvy visitor in Chicago with tips on cheap (but delicious) eats, discount days at museums, free festivals in the summer, etc.

***PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO PETS AT THIS LOCATION** . We have lots of reviews for our Oak Park home that does have pets, but not in the Pilsen Art House.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cleaning Fee: $12
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The Pilsen Art house is an absolutely amazing place to stay. My boyfriend and I were in a jam with trying to find an apartment of our own, and Lorie went above and beyond to help us out. Flow was a fantastic guest and made us feel right at home. We were so happy to be in a place as chilled out as this. Seriously, if you want top notch hosting at an incredible price, stay here. Oh, and the bed was suuuper comfortable. Thanks so much for everything Lorie and Co.!

    April 2014
  • I had a good time in Chicago staying there. It wasn't the most comfortable, but it fit all my needs. For those who need a place to sleep it is a good choice.

    April 2014
  • Small and sweet! Really convenient neighborhood and responsive host!

    March 2014
  • My friend and I spent 5 days at the Pilsen Art House and we had a grand time!
    First of all, Mike and Lorie are adorable; Mike showed us a good time during the neighborhood's monthly art festival, he's very friendly and fun. They were both helpful the entire time -arrival, departure, recommendations, etc.
    The house itself is well located, 30min from downtown by public transportation (coming from Paris, it seemed like nothing to me) in a cute neighborhood with cheap and tasty restaurants, good bars and small hispanic stores.
    In the house, we used the kitchen and the living room a lot, we cooked almost every night, it was convenient. We were happy to meet other travelers as we hung out in the living room.
    The room is small indeed but unless you have a huge suitcase that you want to keep by your bedside at all time, it isnt a problem at all. The bed was comfortable and clean.
    I really recommend staying at the Pilsen Art House, not only because it is cheap but also because you'll feel like you live in the Chicago (with very nice locals!) and you'll get to explore a lesser known neighborhood!

    March 2014
  • The flat is very nice and confortable. The décoration makes the bedroom like a cocoon. I recommand this place for a couple or two Friends. The localisation is good, in the center of the latino corner of Chicago. Maybe, the cleanliness of the appartment is not perfect.

    March 2014
  • A really cool house with really cool people! I didn't get to meet Laurie but I was greeted by Flow he was very welcoming and all around good vibes. Definitely a lot of Spanish culture around the neighborhood. The pilsner house was a great place to stay.

    February 2014
  • My experience is just more than I can put in words. If you are looking for good people with great conversation, opportunity for privacy, and a chance to truly experience Chicago beyond the museums and tourist places, you have to stay here. This has become my home away from home. I can't imagine staying anywhere else but here. So open, welcoming and warm, with a cool edge that says everything I love about the Chi. Mike, Lorie, and the crew are the best hosts. Every time I go, I meet someone new who has so much to share. Folks, this is not just a place to lay your head, it's an experience all in itself. Check out the house, spend time in the neighborhood, be better for it. I love Pilsen Art House...see y'all soon!!!

    February 2014
  • Chicago is one of my favorite cities, and Pilsen is a great neighborhood. Lorie was attentive and accommodating. This was a nice introduction to the world of airbnb.

    January 2014
  • the apartment is close to the metro. it is convenient to get to anyplace. the room is a bit small but the living room is big enough. warm and sweet place to stay for traveling :) and the host Lorie is really nice.

    December 2013
  • I stayed at this B&B for a week. It is something like a youth varicolored hostel in an aged Chicago style building. It reflects the price appropriately. It was OK, but do not expect any breakfast. Be prepared for a tight space and drafty condition. Good access to the public transportation and no problem with parking on the street. Do not be confused with Czech local names (Pilsner, Cermak, Dvorak) as this original settlement is gone.

    December 2013
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Hello everyone! It's Lorie, Mike, Holden and Kyle. We are a unique family unit who loves traveling, meeting new people, and doing as many interesting things as we can. We started Airbnb'ing after years of (website hidden) experience, so we know how to make a guest feel at home! We have two properties now: my Oak Park home, and our place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. If you do choose to stay with us, we will ensure you are well oriented to the city and know how to get wherever you need to go. We are also very active in the city, so if you're here to see Chicago, we can give you information on where to go to experience art, music, culture, parties, fun events, festivals, and anything else this fine city has to offer. Look forward to meeting you.
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