FAQs for renting a room in Chicago, Illinois

Why rent a room with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent - we source, renovate, and operate all our homes to provide renters with the best possible experience from end to end. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a home that hits the sweet spot between good quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle. Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. 2-week trials, transfers to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms all designed to help you rent with confidence. Living in good company. Independently. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app. No one's on the hook for anyone else.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Room Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with the nation’s best utility management provider, Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities (water, trash, sewer, electricity & gas) to an individual home. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting those costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Room Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with complementary Smart TVs, kitchen essentials, and free monthly cleanings! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Room Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of housing. We offer rooms in shared homes and entire home rentals in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help match you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to Chicago:

How to find a roommate in Chicago

Moving into a Bungalow co-living space is the easiest way to find a home with great roommates in Chicago. All Bungalow residents are vetted on credit, income, and background, and we facilitate a meet & greet if you’re interested in joining a home.

What is the average rent in Chicago?

According to Zumper, the average 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago is $1,600. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Chicago?

The CTA is Chicago's public transit system. CTA has an extensive bus and train system that covers most of the city, as well as connections with surrounding cities like Milwaukee County, Joliet, and Naples. Alternatively, some travelers recommend Uber for those who want some independence without renting a car. With Uber drivers all over town, you can get where you need to go reliably and affordably.

What to do in Chicago

Chicago is a city full of life and energy, both natural and manmade. It has a vibrant music scene with a range of venues from the House Of Blues to Lincoln Hall to smaller local bars all over town that hosts small live bands. There are also lots of places for drinks or coffee in Chicago, from coffeeshops to bars downtown. In addition, there are plenty outdoor experiences such as the Shedd Aquarium's Oceanarium, John G. Shedd Foundation for Botanical Science's garden, Lincoln Park Zoo and more!

Schools and universities in Chicago

Chicago is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty of universities to choose from. The main options are the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Northwestern, DePaul and Loyola University Chicago. Given that the city has such a large population and offers so much for people to do education wise it's no surprise that there are so many universities in this great city.

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