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Top 5 Bars Where You’re Most Likely to Find the Frontdesk Staff

Chicago is one of the drunkest cities in the United States.  Not to say people in other cities don’t drink as much.  It’s just that Chicago, for several reasons, has the most, and drunkest, people.  [These reasons include: bars are open until 4am (5am on Saturday); 24/7 public transportation system to take drunk people home   


The Best Tours in Chicago

There are over a hundred different tours in the city of Chicago. For the tourist that’s looking for the best of the best, we’ve compiled a list that we believe to be the top 5 tours in Chicago. We based this list off of personal experience, guest experience, and research from other review sites. We included   


6 Things You Should Bring to a Hostel

Hostels are like snowflakes, every one is unique. This can be both a good and bad thing. Unlike hotels, hostels are a little more flexible when it comes to keeping up with certain industry standards. This means while one hostel provides towels and bedding the next one will supply you with nothing. At Urban Holiday   


The Most Common People You Will Meet at A Hostel

Experienced travelers who’ve stayed in their fair share of hostels know all about the travelers you’re going to hear about on this post. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll come across certain types of travelers that have become a “traveling stereotype”. Our hostel is no exception to this rule and this post is   


Top 5 Ways to Be A Hostel Pro

A hostel is a lot like a mini village. There is a sense of community amongst many hostel goers. The veteran travelers of the world have picked up on a certain code of conduct when it comes to shared living space. They are the “pros” of  hostels. Many learned the hard way what it means   


What’s Happening In Chicago This Weekend: May 29 – 31, 2015

Each week we will feature a post about what’s going around town during the upcoming weekend. From big festivals to conventions, we’re going to cover it all. This weekend is going to be a fun one as one the events is right by Urban Holiday Lofts. Let’s get started. Do Division Street Fest – Hosted   


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Urban Holiday Lofts

This just in everyone, Urban Holiday lofts earned the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! What does that mean besides us being excellent? TripAdvisor states that the Certificate of Excellence is “is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.” That means all of the guests that stayed with us over the past   


Grateful Dead Reunite in Attempt to Demonstrate that the Grateful Dead were Actually Pretty Good

We decided we hated the Grateful Dead long before we ever heard the Grateful Dead. This was for a variety of reasons: (a) our friends’ dads liked the Grateful Dead; (b) the entirely of our teenage years were spent exclusively listening to punk music; (c) the insufferable negative connotations associated with the band (airheaded solipsism,   


Damen Stop of CTA Blue Line Reopens

We started think it would never happen. Back in October, when we found out our nearest train stop was going to be closed for nine weeks, it seemed so distant that we didn’t know what to make of it. Would civilization even still exist that far into the future? Would artificial intelligence advance to the   


Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace at The Double Door

In honor of Laura Jane Grace playing a scaled down show December 30th at nearby rock n’ roll slop house (and venue of our favorite scene from High Fidelity), the Double Door, we’re ranking all of Against Me!’s full length studio albums from great to greatest. 6. White Crosses In many ways this was the album