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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Private, small room with queen, pillow-top bed, desk, sitting chair. Located on the lower level of house w/attached private bathroom, walk in closet, plenty of storage. Quiet and private, the bathroom has a soaking tub. This room is a great value.

The space

This is a basic suite with a private bath, a queen-sized bed, desk, and lounge furniture. It's on the lower level of the house, which means it doesn't get a lot of light. It's located on the same level as the washing machines, so you may hear them operating at times. Great for people who don't mind background noise, and whose priority is a private place to rest.

Guest access

The shared kitchenette includes a cook top, microwave, waffle iron, a blender, coffee maker and a shared Mini Fridge. We offer a personal, in-house laundry service for $5 a load, (a load is enough to fill a pillowcase).

Interaction with guests

On the day of your arrival, you will receive an entry code combination to the front door, and detailed check-in instructions when the room is ready. Typically, check in is anytime after 5:00PM but we will do our best to check you in earlier if you request it. There is no space for storing bags, so we cannot hold your bags while you are seeing the town. I recommend leaving your bags at a hotel concierge until you're ready to check in. Unfortunately, we just have no room to store them before your room is ready.

Please send all communications via airbnb site so that I can know who you are and which room you're in when we’re communicating. After arriving, if you need more immediate assistance, you can call or text the House Manager, whose number will be provided after your arrival.

Other things to note

This room is located on the same level as the washing machines, so you may hear them operating at times.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 11AM

We're looking forward to meeting you! Our easy-to-follow House Rules are posted in each room for easy reference:

1. Upon checking in, please use clean linen from the green basket to make your bed. When checking out, put your used linen in the blue basket.

2. Store your towels in your room, on the racks behind your door. If using a shared bathroom, please take your personal items with you after using it.

3. Remove your trash from your room and place in the trash bin through the rear basement door. Use the white bin in your room for garbage, and the black bin for recycling.

4. Please return the iron and ironing board to the 2nd floor hallway closet when you are finished using them.

5. If you would like a load of laundry washed, you may leave a pillowcase full of your personal laundry outside of your door, to be washed by the house manager. The cost is $5 per load. Otherwise, the washer/dryer is for staff use only.

6. There is no cost to wash bedding and used towels during your stay. Just place those in a pillowcase outside your door as well, if you need those changed while you're staying with us.

7.Put your name on any items you store in the shared refrigerator.

8.Please clean up after yourself, especially in the kitchen, as there is no housekeeping or janitor here.

9.Kindly turn off the lights when you leave your room.

10.Be careful not to lose your room key, as there is a $30 fee for replacing all the locks, which will be deducted from your Airbnb deposit.

11.Always keep the front door to the house locked for everyone's safety.

12. Quiet hours in the house are from 10pm - 8am. Please be respectful of your neighbors, they may be studying, relaxing, or sleeping.

13. Upon checking out, please leave the room just as you found it. Please take sheets off the bed, and place in pillowcase with used towels. Put this outside your room before leaving, along with any bagged garbage.

14. The house manager, Sharon, is available by text or phone call, from 8am to 9pm only, unless of an absolute emergency.

Thank you for visiting us. We hope you enjoy your stay!


82 Reviews

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Gemma User Profile
July 2017
The location is great, very close to IIT and the 35th Bronzeville green line station that takes about 10 min to get downtown. The neighbourhood didn't feel particularly safe though, there were lots of beggars around but as it's only a 5 min walk to the station and I didn't spend too much time in the neighbourhood itself this wasn't much of a problem. The room itself is fairly basic, good if you're planning to be out most of the day and just want a place to sleep. It's in the basement so there were the occasional bugs but not too many. Sharon the house manager is a star! My suitcase was delayed by the airline and she did everything within her means to make sure I had everything I needed until my case came.

Sebastian User Profile
September 2017
totally run down and dirty place not to recommend

Emie User Profile
August 2017
I advise against. The location is a very bad part of Bronzeville. When the Uber drove us there in the evening, people were threatening us from the streets and we saw people hustling. The room itself was filthy, looked like they only cleaned the bedsheets. The toilet and the bathtub had dark stains, we had to clean up ourselves. The floor was sticky, most of the light didn't work, a doorhandle was broken, the white doors had brown stains on them, we found stuff from previous guests, wifi did not work properly, the whole house was one big mess and it looked like it was a project still under construction. Because of this we cancelled our reservation after one night and checked in to a hotel.

John User Profile
July 2017
Mejai Kai's place was super easy to find from the Green Line. check-in was awesome. I loved the fact that I was able to communicate so easily through the Airbnb system. Response was quick and accurate. House and room were clean and quiet. Perfect for what I needed.

Oksana User Profile
June 2017
This place is close to McCormick Place. It was easy and quick to get in and out. The place is quiet: no street noise, no fellows guests noise

Dana User Profile
June 2017
2nd time I've been there. Best value around Chicago. I ordered tickets at 6:30 and was at the Oriental Thestre to watch The King & I by 7:00. Nice location. Perfect for the White Sox too.

Vijay User Profile
June 2017
Host was very nice but this home is not a good area and safety was a concern to me. Cab driver told me not to get out after dark so tough to get dinner etc host was very responsive but you get what you pay for !

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Mejai Kai User Profile
I'm very proud of our very nice Zen Mansion in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. It is near the University of Chicago, IIT, McCormick Place, and all trains, buses, are also within a 5 minute walk.. Parking is free on the street, directly outside of the house. We enjoy makin…
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