I am graduate student in biophysics from The University of Chicago. I am currently living in Chicago.
Ernesto's place is in a great location in quiet Pilsen, Chicago. Pilsen's a great neighborhood with lots of authentic Latin and Mexican restaurants. Further down on 18 there's a small collection of cool bars and restaurants that are popping up now that everyone is discovering Pilsen. It was about a 4 minute walk to the Pink Line train which then took about 10 minutes to get into the loop... travel times unheard of in other neighborhoods.
Ernesto's place is clean and spacious. The bedding was comfortable and clean and he made sure there were simple amenities available like an iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, desk, and information about getting around and things to do in Chicago.
Ernesto is quiet, most of my stay there he was busy with his research, but as a host he was exceptionally considerate that my stay was pleasant and all my questions went answered.
My overall stay was great and I would definitely recommend Ernesto's place for any friends or family that are wanting to stay in Chicago and who want a nice quiet refuge that's minutes from downtown and other cool neighborhoods.
My buddy and I stayed at Ernesto's place for the Lollapalooza weekend and it was perfect! The apartment was in immaculate condition, with really comfortable beds and the convenience of a washing machine & dryer as well.. It's a short walk to a train line and on the way I recommend to stopping in at the Parkview restaurant for breakfast! Overall it was a great weekend..
Ernesto Vargas was a wonderful host. He provided us with everything we needed top find our way around the city and he even offered us the use of his personal items. The apartment was fantastic and it boasts a view of the city. It was very modern and updated and the beds were very comfortable. There was a lot of great Mexican food in the neighborhood and we were only a short five minute walk from the Pink Line which would get us into the loop in only fifteen minutes. All in all a great stay and a very accommodating host. I would definitely stay with Ernesto again.
Loved it! As a first-time Airbnb user I didn't know what to expect but everything about our experience was great. Ernesto got back to me right away regarding availability and answered all my questions promptly. He accommodated our late arrival and early departure times. And he left us yummy snacks!
The condo itself was so comfortable. It felt like home but nicer. The mattresses were like clouds and the sheets were nice and soft. Perfect layout for 4 people, having 2 full baths was wonderful during a hot Chicago summer when everyone wanted to shower multiple times a day.
Notes: three-flight walk-up, quiet neighbors, the back room was the coolest temperature-wise, nice large deck, super close to bus stop, fairly close to Pink line train stop, neighborhood felt safe at night, good taco shops nearby.
Would stay here again :)
The condo was very pleasant. There was a view of the downtown skyline which reflected the sunset. The open floor plan with high windows and a cross breeze blowing through (when the door was open) was very pleasant. Ernesto left some great snacks in the kitchen. Ernesto was very accommodating about our check-in and check-out needs.
We had a great time in this cool Chicago neighborhood. 10 minutes to the train, interesting local restaurants and vibe. About 40 minutes to get downtown. The flat is lovely, very clean. Cool view of the city. Ernesto has thought of a lot of small extras - like a phone charger! Definitely would recommend it.
Ernesto was a wonderful host and this is a great apartment. This was our first time in Chicago. Ernesto was accommodating to last minute changes to our arrival, and was on call if we had any questions during the trip. We forgot a coat in the apartment on the last day and Ernesto was gracious enough to pick it up and bring it to where we were in town – he was a life-saver! The apartment was clean and had everything we needed plus more. It was more spacious than the pictures, which was perfect for our group of 4 adults (3 tall). The location was perfect, few blocks from train stops, bus stop around the corner and central to the various places we wanted to visit. Both the bus and train run regularly, which allowed us to return in the afternoons to rest before heading out again for the evening. We loved our stay in Pilsen and wished we saw more of the area. Highly recommend this place to anyone. We would love to stay here next time we are in town. Thanks Ernesto for making our trip that much more enjoyable!
El departamento es muy amplio, cómodo, limpio y muy bien amueblado.
Ernesto fue super amable, no solo dejó alimentos en la heladera y alacenas, si no que todos los días me enviaba emails preguntando si necesitaba algo. Además colaboró en todo momento para que mi estadía fuera perfecta. Muchas gracias Ernesto!!!
Great condo!! The condo was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The host was very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay in Chicago.
I was a first time user of hosted accommodation and found my experience EXCELLENT. Staying at Ernesto's exceeded my expectations, close to all Chicago amenities, nice neighborhood, walk to train, bus services - very easy to get around from Pilsen - it is a good base. Ernesto was very helpful and informative and made the stay in Chicago better than anticipated - nothing was too much trouble and he was super helpful.
Would I recommend Ernesto's ...??
Definitely Yes - next time I am back in Chicago I will certainly be staying here again.,
Ernesto was a great guest. He left our place clean and was very easy to communicate with.
Ernesto was a great guest to have! Communication was great, he left the place clean, and would be happy to recommend him to other air bnb hosts.
Ernesto! he kept house clean! I made him confused about the address (so sorry;( ) , but he was so nice.
Hope he had good short time in Korea.
it was so nice to meeting someone like him!
let him stay in ur flat! he deserves it!
He kept my flat clean and there was no problem. I am happy to host him in istanbul.