Chicago’s Pilsen Historic District is a vibrant multicultural residential neighbourhood steeped in art and culture. From striking murals that adorn the area to the various museums and galleries there, Pilsen has an artistic vibe that makes it special. Its rich immigrant history - Eastern European followed by Mexican - has resulted in an infusion of these cultures into the area by way of art institutions like Thalia Hall and Mexican Museum of Art, and a range of top-notch cafes, bars and restaurants. And what’s more, this hip neighbourhood is just 15 minutes away by train from downtown Chicago! No surprise that Forbes recently named it as one of the coolest neighbourhoods of the city. So staying is definitely a good idea, and to help you find the perfect place, here’s our list of 10 great Airbnb options in Pilsen.
Consider this really plush apartment designed aesthetically by artists for a luxurious stay in the heart of Pilsen. Guests can access the entire apartment, comprising two bedrooms with queen beds, a living room, a full kitchen as well as a dining room. Furnished with a distinctive style but with thoughtful attention, the apartment promises a comfy and pleasant stay. Free inside parking is included while outside parking on street is as per availability. The apartment is very close to all the landmarks of the area including West Loop, Hyde Park and Logan Square.
Eclectic Artist Designed Sanctuary Heart of PilsenChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable beds and great light in the living roomwonderful apartment loved the artful decor and collections of objectsalso the beds were super comfy i truly slept wonderfullytheir recommendations for places to eat and drink were spot on and the beds were incredibly comfortablethe space was comfortable and eclectic with lots of nearby shops and restaurantsvery clean nice and hipapartment was very clean and creatively decoratedsuch a nice place very clean and comfortablethis place was very cleanvery clean super comfortable beds quiet & peaceful excellent neighborhood
Host:the host is super responsivethe hosts are accommodating and helpfulhosts are responsive with any questions and had wonderful suggestions to offerexcellent communications with hostthe hosts are very responsive and professionalRead more reviewsexcellent location plenty of restaurants and close to public transportationbeautiful spot in walking distance of great restaurantswell furnished very comfortable excellent locationa lovely apartment in a great locationgreat place to stay and super close to downtown
With contemporary décor and comfortable furnishings, this well-lit loft is a chic space to relax in. You will have access to the full apartment which comes with two bedrooms, one full bathroom, full kitchen as well as a study. As each bedroom is furnished with one queen bed each, the loft can house four guests with ease. The apartment has a great location–downtown is a short Uber ride away. Public transit, as well as bars/restaurants, are close by. The cost includes a parking spot so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Be Inspired in a Modernist, Creative, Light-Filled LoftChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsamenities are good just needed kitchen knivesthis light-filled colorful apartment is just remarkablethe beds were very comfortablea beautiful apartment in a fantastic area of chicagoawesome place comfortable and well designed and decorated would definitely recommendincredibly clean and comfortablethe place was clean and chiclove staying here very clean & cozythe space was very inviting and super cleanthis apartment is super stylish and also super clean and comfortable
Host:daniel and tes are great hostsdaniel and tes are great hostsdaniel was super responsive and helpfuldaniel was a great host and communicated well sending loads of great recommendationsthe hosts were great and super responsiveRead more reviewsit's walking distance from a few cool barsa wonderful space and locationloved this apartment and the locationlovely place in a great locationthis is a really cute listing the place is decorated beautiful and very quiet
This spacious and neatly furnished 2-bedroom apartment can easily accommodate 10-12 people. Each bedroom has a double bed and there’s an additional room that can also be used as a bedroom. A large living room comes with a sofa and a TV (with Netflix!). A back yard gazebo gives a charming space to relax and enjoy Chicago’s skyline. The apartment is very close to the downtown/loop, so bars, restaurants and transportation (buses/trains) are within easy reach.
South Loop Cozy 2BdRm parking&WiFi&NetFlixChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewswi-fi is pretty slow and spottyif the wifi/parking were remedied i’d definitely stay againapartment was clean and the air conditioner made it niceeverything needs a good scrubbing including the floors and the bathroomsounds like they're in the room with you and they aren't quiet peoplethe place was clean and quietthe bathroom felt cleansuper great place very cleaneverything was clean the space is small but for two people it was just finevery pleased with the cleanliness
Host:host was very responsivehost was friendly and responded fairly quick to any questions i hadfruit and drinks were thoughtful touches provided by the hostleon was a great host; very communicative and accommodating of my travel schedulea great place to stay & quick responses from the hostRead more reviewsthe location of the apartment was amazing in a great location 15 mins from downtown chicagonice place in a fun locationnice apartment in a great locationwalking distance to the best carnitas corner store liquor store etcgreat space and great location
Another affordable option on the list, this two-bedroom apartment is centrally located in Pilsen offering easy access to downtown, parks and stadiums. The bedrooms come with two queen beds, but with air beds available on request that can be laid out in the available huge living room, the house can accommodate up to ten guests. The kitchen is fully set up and the host offers complimentary bottled water, soda, wine and fresh fruits. You will also get free street parking.
South Loop Comfy 2BdRm,free parking&WiFi&NetflixChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe stove didn’t work and the sink gets clogged in the bathroom really easilybeds were very comfortablebut beds were comfy & water pressure was amazingthe apartment was well furnished and comfortablevery clean and comfy placevery clean and has the basics you needhost was create at communication and the place was clean and quietwell kept and cleaneverything was really clean as well so another plus
Host:the owner is very responsiveleon was responsive and provided clear directions to the apartmentalso host is great with communicationi got what i wanted and leon was a wonderful hostaccomodating kind efficient helpful honestRead more reviewsthe location was greatnice place conveniently located near downtowngreat location super close to everything in a blossoming neighborhoodlocation was very good with restaurants nearbylocation location location pilsen is an artsy neighborhood with cute shops and fantastic restaurants
If you are a large group looking for a roomy place to stay, then this apartment should fit your needs. Two of the bedrooms come with a queen bed while the third has a double bed. Up to three air mattresses can be provided for additional guests. A full kitchen is available if you want to cook, with bottled water, fresh fruits as well as soda and wine provided complimentary of the host. Located very close to downtown, you will find bars and restaurants within walking distance. Access is also provided to a shared back porch giving you an open-air space to unwind. Parking is available free on the street.
Charming South Loop Apartment-Wifi,Netflix,parkingChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsfan in one bedroom did not worksleeping 13 would definitely be a stretch but overall a clean apartment in a beautiful neighborhoodvery nice place with tons of roomfantastic spot very clean and spaciousonly the beds were cleanclean and overall a great experiencethe place was clean and was perfect to sleep for a nightapartment was clean and comfortable with no issues
Host:the host is very responsivehost were very helpful and understandingleon was a great host everyone in my party enjoyed our stayleon was a great host and i enjoyed his placeleon was very responsive with any questions i hadRead more reviewsgreat location close to everythingcute place and great locationgreat location and super close to downtownlocated in a nice city neighborhood quieteasy access to douglas park on the train or bus
Get an entire floor to yourselves in this Airbnb option. Located on the 1st floor, this apartment will give you access to two bedrooms, a living room, and a full kitchen. Warmly furnished with all facilities, this apartment is a great option for families. One of the bedrooms comes with a queen bed while the other a bunk bed. Additional guests can make use of the sofa bed provided in the living room. Its location near downtown puts it close to all attractions and also to public transit like buses and trains. Complimentary breakfast is included in the price.
Best location! Instant Book it! entire 1st floorChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cable and wifi set-up was perfect for our needsthe sofa bed was fairly comfortable as wellproviding a smart tv would be helpfulthe shower definitely has hot water actually sometimes too hot as it seemed sensitive to any adjustmentsspacious rooms comfortable sofa bed and big dining table for eatingit was clean and well stockedit was clean and functionalvery clean and quite about a 10 minpeter’s place is clean and spaciousthe place was super clean and nice looking
Host:peter is a great hostgreat place nice hostthe host responds quickly and efficientlypeter is a great host by all meansgreat hosts very responsive and quick response i’d highly recommendRead more reviewsnice location and easy goinggood location in mexican townthe location and transportation was very goodsolid location at a good pricegreat location and easy check in
With two bedrooms and five beds, this top floor apartment is ideal for small groups and families. The bedrooms come with two-tier bunk beds each, while the living room offers a sofa bed. A fully equipped kitchen is available, though the host offers complimentary basic breakfast items. Downtown Chicago is easily accessible, as are transportation options. Free parking is provided as part of the package.
No crazy fees! Instant Book it! Great Location!Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsplus beverages in the fridge and good ac and wifi) and easy coming and goingthe furniture in comfortable and there are lots of kitchen appliances to utilizecheck-in and the parking space were great loads of supplies and amenities in the kitchenall the amenities conveniences and beds we needed for a comfortable stay on a tight budgetthe apartment offers nice touches (butter coffee cereal etceverything clean and freshgreat communication and very clean housethe space is clean and comfortablethe place is very clean and nicesafe area and very clean apartment
Host:peter was quickly responsive to even the smallest requestpeter was also a great host and a great communicatorpeter was a fantastic hostpeter was very responsive and quick to help when we had questionspeter was a great host and super responsive to messagesRead more reviewssuper close to thalia hall and an hour walk to downtownthe neighborhood is very cute and within walking distance to many great restaurantsgreat place in a hip locationgreat location easy checkin and quick/clear communicationthe location of the airbnb is super strategic
Located in East Pilsen, this stylishly furnished modern apartment recently revamped offers a welcoming space. There are three bedrooms available, and between them, you have access to a queen bed, a full-size bed and a bunk bed. A fully stocked kitchen is at your disposal as is a living room that comes with a TV connected with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Pandora. You also have access to a private back patio (shared) fitted out with hammocks where you can hang out when you want to simply chill for a bit.
Convenient & Beautifully Updated Pilsen FlatChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsfirst things first this apartment actually looks better in reality than it does in the photosrooms are a good size living room is nice fridge freezer is hugeand the beds were very comfortablevery nice unit with plenty of room and pleasantly appointedthe flat itself was clean and excellent insidethe appartment was very clean and very spaciousclean sheets towels very tidy apartment everything worked perfectthings were clean we all had towels and the shower was nice and hotclean and very clear communications
Host:the hosts provided great recommendationsthe hosts were very responsivethe home itself was very spacious and the hosts had great tipspeter and krista were great hostssuper friendly and helpful hostsRead more reviewsclose to public transit and located in an interesting latin neighbourhoodwonderful neighborhood with amazing restaurants so closegood location to explore pilsen neighborhoodthis place was very cutegreat pilsen location that’s walking distance to duseks and hai sous
This large apartment is a truly spacious option. It offers three bedrooms – one with a double bed and two with queen beds, while the living room contains two futons that get converted into full-sized beds making the house convenient for large groups. The kitchen comes fully equipped in case you wish to cook, and coffee is offered complimentary. The neighbourhood offers several convenient facilities including a large park and several grocery stores.
Near Downtown 3BR FreeParking/WifiChicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsmarisol responds quickly and the wifi was excellentlots of space and super comfy bedsnice location nice bedrooms low price and they have fans as well as air conditionertwo families stayed comfortably at this apartment 3 adults and 3 kidsthe space was very cleanthe place was clean and had everything we neededthe place was cleanmarisol’s place is super clean and spaciousher place was clean and we felt safe enough
Host:our host was pretty greatshe was a great host that was very helpfulexcellent host who was quick with responses and helpful throughout our staymarisol was a great host with quick responses to the questions/concerns we hadhost was super responsive and accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat location close to downtowngreat location for a great neighborhoodgreat value close to mccormick place close to good restaurants and bars in pilsen and university/little italythe location was perfect for usmarisol's place is in a wonderful location in chicago
This cosy one-bedroom is a fantastic choice for one-two guests. Furnished with a shabby-chain vibe, the apartment is located bang in the middle of Pilsen’s important landmarks. The bedroom has one queen bed while common areas come with one sofa bed and one couch, so up to four guests can be accommodated easily in the apartment. Restaurants, bars, trains and attractions are within walking distance, making this a really convenient stay option. For pizza fans, the famed deep-dish pizza place Giordianos is right across the street.
Cozy place Perfect location sleeps4Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is very good (over 100 mbps) and there's a tv in the bedroom with cablethere is also a very nice space heater in the bedroomreally helps having good wifi when trying to make plans tooenjoyed the plush rug in the living room with the reclining sofait’s a small cozy studio space that i used mainly to lay my head safely at nighteverything was clean inviting and it had everything you could possibly needloved the pilsen neighborhood the place was clean quiet and comfortablebut other than that it was clean and did the jobhis apartment was clean comfortable and stylishly decoratedplace was clean well decorated stocked with house ware and had a fantastic location
Host:the host was helpful and availablegreat host flexible with checkin/checkoutfantastic host super friendly and very quick responses to our questionsthe host was really responsive and hospitablehe's a great hostRead more reviewsexcellent location to explore pilsengood location for business trip to mccormickwould definitely stay in this location againcute place within walking distance to some delicious restaurants and cool shopswe've come to this apartment several times the location is perfect for our needs
Pilsen offers a different experience
The locational advantage of Pilsen is reason alone to make it a top option for your stay in Chicago. But on its own merit, there is much to appreciate here. So if you have the time, check out the walking tours of the neighbourhood so you can soak in its electric atmosphere like a local.
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