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I was out most of the time during my stay, but when I was at Colin's place, he and his roommates were very friendly and accommodating. It is in a very good location and close to bus stops. I drove to Chicago, so having a free, off-street parking space was awesome. I was able to keep my car parked there the entire time and travel by bus and train during my stay. They were also really flexible about the times to check-in and out.
I was very fortunate to have my first Air BnB experience being hosted by Colin, Molly and Jake. I was apprehensive to first use the service, but I felt totally at ease calling this Ukranian Village gem "home" for a few days.
The roomies made the stay very comfy access to no just a room but the loft space itself (and this loft is sick!). A few of pluses were the heated bathroom floors, Roku XD access and real working washer and dryer. The loft isn't too far from the closest "El" station (Damen) and there's a bus stop and convenient store next door if you need any last minute items. Another plus, the space is close to some "hidden" dive bar establishments in the surrounding neighborhood. You'll have to ask your hosts to reveal those to you when you get there!
Overall, it was a great place to stay and the hosts will do their best to see that you feel at "home" for however long your in the Windy City.
Okay, stop reading this review and book now before someone else beats you to it!
First of all, location was fantastic! So close to Wicker Park shops and restaurants and just a bus away from Michigan Ave. And no, we didn't pretend to enjoy ourselves when Colin and gang took us out on a night in the town. We definitely had a blast and would recommend Colin's place to just about anyone!
I really enjoyed my stay with Colin and his housemates. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, located in a quiet but interesting area out of the CBD.
Colin is a smart and easy-going guy, and was very helpful and accommodating throughout my stay – a great host.
Colin was a great host. He had everything ready for us when we arrived.
We were out of the house for most of the weekend but Colin made sure we had a comfortable place to relax when we came home.
I would stay here again for sure!
I just have to say that I had a fantastic time in Chicago, mostly because of Colin and his kick-ass apartment. Colin is so friendly, accomodating, and just plain awesome. I couldn't have asked more from my first AirBnB experience. The apartment is spacious and comfy in a very safe neighbourhood. Only a 10-15 minute walk from the Damen metro, and the heart of Wicker Park where there are plenty of restaurants and cool stores.
If you wanto stay with fantastic people in an amazing city, this is the place to be.
Un super hôte qui se plie en quatre pour nous recevoir le mieux possible !!! Même si la communication n'étais pas évidente étant donné mon anglais plus qu'approximatif, je garderais un très bon souvenir de ce passage chez Collin et invite tout ceux qui le souhaite à vivre cette expérience
Colin and Jake are neato. They were willing to help out with recommendations for restaurants, etc. The place was clean, convenient, and awesome. The dudes were laid-back and easy-going, but also reliable. We had a great time, and they made it even greater. We had access to the kitchen, washer and dryer, shower...everything we need. And a city bus stop was literally just outside the front door. THANKS, GUYS. You're awesome.
Colin was responsive, polite, friendly and accommodating. For some reason, the wireless connection was spotty over the weekend we were there. The place could have been cleaner too, although it might be acceptable if you are accustomed to wearing socks in the house instead of walking around barefooted.
If you do happen to stay here, please please please walk over to Dona Naty's Tacos on 1815 W Chicago Ave. It's not fancy, which means it's cheap and authentic, just the way we like it. Do yourself a favour and order the Steamed Pork Tacos. We miss it every single day.
Colin was an amazing host! After my train to Chicago was cancelled I was forced to fly in a day earlier, but luckily Colin came through and was able to accommodate me for an extra night. Colin and his roommate Jake were very friendly hosts and recommended a number of great things to do and places to eat around the city. I would definitely recommend staying with Colin to any travelers!
Colin has a real "traveler" spirit! He tries to get involved in the culture context and enjoy the best of the place he visits!
Colin and Anna were great guests. Sharing our home with them was a great experience. They are surely welcome here anytime!
Colin was a fine guest. Have him anytime.
Colin and his colleagues couldn't have been better guests. They are great communicators, very thoughtful, respectful, fun and kind. I'd even say they are adventurous - wearing shorts in Portland winter weather and joining in to play improv games! I highly recommend them as your guests. Fella's, you are missed and welcome back anytime.
Colin was very prompt and a great communicator I would gladly host him again.
It was a pleasure hosting Colin and his guest. They were really friendly and easy to talk to. They communicated their plans effectively and were clean and quiet during their stay. I would welcome them back again.
Colin was a great guest! Super nice, polite and friendly!
Friendly, kind, respectful, inquisitive. All around delightful conversations. Colin was a ideal guest. He stayed two nights all together. Had an awesome time showing him around the city. Will likely look him up next time I'm in Chicago.
Colin and Audrey stayed at our flat for 4 days. Check-in and check-out worked out as planned. They were interesting, fun and good guests.
Colin and his girlfirend are lovely people, respectsful, interested in language and culture, openminded. We would always host them again - they are highly recommendable to everybody out ther.
I lived with this guy for three of the most stressful months of my life, and I can tell you he's fun, easy-going, respectful, and overall a great person to be around. We're good friends now.
Having travelled with Colin multiple times, I can say that he is conscientious and respectful, as well as a passionate traveler.