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Old 02-01-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Hi,

I am going to be moving to Chicago a month before I move into my friend's apartment. Besides craigslist, are there any places you would recommend me looking to find a 1 BR place to sublet for around a month? Do places like this even exist in Chicago? I feel with the size of the city, there has to be some availability in regards to this. Thanks....
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Hi,

I am going to be moving to Chicago a month before I move into my friend's apartment. Besides craigslist, are there any places you would recommend me looking to find a 1 BR place to sublet for around a month? Do places like this even exist in Chicago? I feel with the size of the city, there has to be some availability in regards to this. Thanks....
Your best bet (especially if you're on a budget) is going to be hostels. There are several throughout the city, and they run around $20-40 per night.

Otherwise, just renting for a month, you're either going to overpay or get seriously gouged.

You may want to check CL vacation rentals as an aside though.

I'm not saying you can't find anything (it is the 3rd largest city in the US, afterall), but it's going to be tricky. Just try not to get ripped off or overpay for sub-par accomodations.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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also try airbnb.com
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Sublet.com | Apartments for rent, houses, sublets, furnished apartments and rooms for rent. Post apartment rentals free.

VRBO® is Vacation Rentals By Owner (http://www.vrbo.com/ - broken link) (vacation rental by owner)

I have not used either of these services, so I cannot say say they are good or bad. But I've looked at their listings. And a friend here got a really nice rental in Hawaii from VRBO.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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Try the Greek Hostel on Halsted. Great transit options as well from there, as well as a friendly staff, extremely clean, wifi and free, decent breakfast. That's always a win in my book.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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You could try using this site for a month stay or break it down to a couple weeks at each place- CouchSurfing – The world’s largest travel community I've heard great things about this service.

I also wouldn't discount Cragislist. That might be your easiest bet to find a short term, furnished apartment.

Another idea is Facebook's version of Craigslist called Marketplace. I've used both Craiglist and Marketplace for subletting and had better luck with Marketplace since it's less random and everything is connected to a Facebook page.
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