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Urban Holiday Lofts

1.5 out of 5.0

Urban Holiday Lofts

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Can't say enough good things about this place. Actually, I almost want to take off 4 stars because our room was on the top floor and I hate stairs, but the fact that I am completely out of shape is my own fault, so I'll leave the stars there. There were many of us (11-14 or so) that took over two rooms, and everything went so smoothly. The staff was always extremely kind and willing to answer all of our weird questions. The room was a bit small but you're in a hostel- stop being so picky. Totally recommend the place. For extra info: - right on top of one of those over priced healthy food stores - walking distance to fun window shopping (including a chrome store-bonus) - there were a few kids (not too many to ruin the hostel feel but just letting parents know that it was an appropriate place for them as well)

The hostel is very safe, 5 minutes far from the train station. I wouldn’t recommend if you have physical disabilities because I don’t think it’s wheelchair accessible. Great breakfast, shower was great too and beds very comfortable. If I go back to Chicago one day I’ll certainly go to Urban Holiday!!!

We stayed here in Nov 2nd week. Rooms are small, but perfect for family. Bathrooms are very clean. The kitchen area is well equipped for any type of cooking. The common area is a lot of fun, with pool, board games and a big TV! WiFi was pretty fast too. Thank you for the amazing stay!

This is a lovely wee place that far exceeded my expectations. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the room, though small, was perfectly comfortable, clean, and warm for our needs. I want sure about sharing a bathroom, but the facilities were top notch.

Great location, 45 minute walk or 3 stop subway from city center.Small supermarket next door for fresh food and supplies if required. Breakfast provided is good - bagels, spreads, cereals.Locker provided but byo lock. Clean safe rooms.Just off a street with great eating and vintage shopping.

Decent place in a nice neighborhood. Only a short walk from the Milwaukee Avenue ( bars, restaurants, coffee shops) and the blue line. Place is clean, bagels and cereal for breakfast. Best house keepers

Stayed here for a total of three nights during our trip round America. Rooms and bathroom were all very clean as well as the common room being comfy and perfect for the hostel. Would recommend staying here although it’s not completely central it’s just a short subway trip in! The free breakfast was really good as well.

We traveled from KY to attend a gig my husband had. First time experience with a Loft but it was amazing! Never had to wait for the bathroom to be available. Everything from the customer service, interior design, complimentary breakfast and discounts was great! Id definitely visit again!

If you're looking for a cool hostel with nice acommodations and at a fair price, this is your place! The interior design has this cool post-industrial vibe to it, and there are plenty of kitchens and bathrooms on each floor. But the best thing was the very friendly and helpful receptionist Sam. We had plenty of questions regarding the city and the hostel and he answered them all! He even recommended great pizza places! Tl;dr: a great hostel with everything you need and a great staff!

My husband discovered this hidden gem in 2014, I admit I was skeptical, but it is perfect, so this trip my daughter and I came for her 21st birthday, will come again, our only complaint was that our room was right next to the common room, so it was a little noisy, but we were overall happy with our stay and will definitely tell our friends.

2014 W Wabansia Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located in Wicker Park, Urban Holiday Lofts is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as United Center and Chicago Riverwalk. This 25-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field are also nearby.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

Urban Holiday Lofts features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this spa hostel include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station.

Room options

8 Person Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Twin 6 | Sleeps 8

Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only (4 Bed)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom (8 Bed)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1066 reviews