Budget vs. Baller: Chicago

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Ever wonder just how far your dollar will go on Airbnb? This is Budget vs. Baller: A series that shows you the budget, mid-range, and baller rental options available presently in some of the world's trendiest cities. Today we're taking it to The Windy City.


Studio Condominium in Irving Park, starting at $70 per night

This cozy, modern studio in a historical neighborhood hosts two guests. It's right near Logan Square and there are some great restaurants close by, which are detailed in the Airbnb's guidebook.


Two-Bedroom Logan Square Apartment, starting at $130 per night

This midcentury-inspired pad allows pets and hosts five guests in its two bedrooms. It's near plenty of public transportation as well as shops and restaurants.


Five-Bedroom Penthouse, starting at $1,099 per night

The description of this Airbnb says: "This has been the preferred Chicago property of Airbnb founder and CEO Brian Chesky." Now while we can't vouch for that, we do know that it has a stunning rooftop deck and is in the conveniently located Old Town neighborhood.

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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