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 we provide mountains of 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.
Middle Bedroom in three bedroom artist apartment in Pilsen! Beautifully painted room, with serene blue walls, comfortable furniture, located in the hottest artsy neighborhood in Chicago.
Full sized futon, rich cotton linens, comforters, pillows, fluffy towels are all included in your stay.
Lightning fast internet too! woooot!
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.
NOTE ON KEY RETURN: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN KEYS....we have a deposit now on rooms to ensure that keys are returned. PLEASE do your absolute best to give the keys to a host. If keys are not returned, $10 will be deducted from the deposit held by airbnb. THANK YOU!!
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.
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.
There are 9 private 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.
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,
Free wifi, easy/free parking, and two blocks to pink line!
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.
This place was exactly as it was described. The rooms were a comfortable size and clean. Lorie and Mike were very friendly and accomodating. The house was full of interesting people who respected my privacy but were down to hang out anytime. The neighborhood has a lot of character and I would recomend this place to anyone with a good sense of adventure.
Had a great experience at Pilsen Art House. The room was a bit on the small side but big enough to fit my luggage with some room to spare. I went when Chicago was at -5 degrees but it never felt cold in the room. The hosts were very nice as well. Will definitely come back next time.
Had such a good time! Place was centrally located, just a 3 min walk off the pink line station.. The hosts were very nice, good to talk to, informative and helpful. Wish I had met Lorie, but Mike was awesome. Room was nice and cosy, no problems with the temperature and cleanliness. I guess the room was a bit small, and the house a bit old- but that said and done- id definitely stay here again if I had to, because the pros far outweighed the cons
Thank you very much, this was nice experience. If i came back to Chicago i will come back to your house!
Lori's place was quite comfortable and warm considering to snowy weather we had while we were at Chicago. Her home was situated close to supermarkets, laundramats and restrauants. The Metro is also very handy to provide quick access to inner Chicago. We enjoyed our short stay in Chicago.
Great place to stay!
Lorie and the rest of the staff are fantastic hosts! My room was small but comfortable, with a spacious common area that's kept up nicely. I enjoyed the Mexican art museum nearby, and it was easy to hop on the train to downtown. I would happily stay here again.
The Pilsen art house is a conveniently located and mostly well equipped place, despite being a bit run down and with small rooms. I would recommend it to people needing a cheap place in Chicago and to get in and out of downtown easily (I took the el train every day to the Loop and that was perfect). However one major down point for me was an incredibly uncomfortable bed, whose soft mattress meant I didn't sleep well and woke up in pain most mornings. Also, as my room was just off the kitchen if other guests are using that space in the morning or night it can be disturbing for your sleep. In short, I would recommend this place but with more choice given when booking (and perhaps different prices for different rooms) as to the precise facilities/location in the apartment of each bedroom - I say this because e.g. my room was quite small and with a terrible bed whilst another one of the rooms in the apartment appeared to have two good, double beds in one room - which would have been good for me as I was sharing the room with a friend and we would have appreciated being able to sleep better. One other point - we were two friends in one room but only had one key, which was inconvenient for us. A key for each guest would be preferable. Also, there were three lockable doors between the street and my room but the locks didn't seem like the best to me, so although I think it was secure enough and I didn't feel personally unsafe there at all (I got a good feeling from the neighbourhood it's in, Pilsen) I was not happy leaving anything of value in the room - just something to be aware of if you're thinking of staying here. Everything else - bathroom, kitchen, communal space, etc, was fine. And Lorie is very good at being in touch about bookings, arrival, etc, although I did not meet him during my stay.
Clean room, great part of town, great price!
I had a great stay at the art house. I spent most of my time while at the art house in the living room which was comfortable, bright, and spacious. The kitchen was clean and had all the basics (fridge, gas stove, dishes, etc) that you'd need.
I didn't meet any other guests while there, but I was there for only one night. The Pilsen neighborhood has a lot of character and some nice places to shop, eat and drink. There's a cafe called the jumping bean that had great Mexican hot chocolate. I had debated between staying at a hostel downtown or the Art House as prices were similar. Because of the cleanliness and character of the house, and getting to see a different part of the city I'm glad I stayed at Lorie's Art House!