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Free cancellation
10,000+ locations globally
from $5.90/day
Rated 4.9 by 554,242+ people

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  • Head to the store

    Check in by showing your confirmation to a store employee and drop off your bags.

  • Enjoy the day

    Do whatever you’d like, then show your confirmation to pick up your stuff.

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Frequently
asked questions

  • Where can I find luggage storage near University Village?

    To find a convenient luggage storage option near University Village, use the Bounce app or website to tell us how many bags you have and when you need storage. We'll show you all of your options so you can enjoy your day near University Village without your bags.

  • How much does luggage storage cost near University Village?

    We charge from $5.90 per day (24 hours) for luggage storage near University Village.

  • How does Bounce luggage storage work?

    We partner with local businesses around the world who have secure spaces to store luggage for travelers. Just tell us how many bags you have and when you need storage, and we'll show you convenient places you can keep your stuff safe while you explore.

    Booking online is super easy and only takes a couple of minutes. To keep our partners and your stuff safe, we'll show you the address of the store once you book online. When you're ready, head to the store and show the Bounce Partner your booking confirmation so they can take your bags and securely store them right away. Then you can enjoy your day without having to worry about your bags!

    To pick up your bags, show the Bounce Partner your booking confirmation and they'll hand over your stuff. That's it!
  • Where is my luggage stored?

    We only partner with trusted businesses who have a dedicated, secure place to keep your luggage safe. Some businesses may store luggage behind a counter that's off-limits to customers, while others may have storage rooms or closets for your luggage. But no matter where you choose to leave your luggage, our partners will keep it safe.

  • What can I store with Bounce?

    Luggage, backpacks, gym bags, and more! Bounce is like having a personal storage facility for your stuff anywhere you go, so you can leave much more than just luggage with us. Whether you want to store your luggage after checking out of your Airbnb or want to drop off your work bag before hitting happy hour, we've got you covered.

    We don't charge extra for oversized items, but some special items might need to be approved before you can store them. For example, surfboards, guitars, car seats, bicycles, or skis take up a lot of space, so let us know if you have them. We can check with the Bounce Partner for you to make sure they have room for your stuff.
  • Is there hourly luggage storage near University Village?

    Yes, but many companies charge per hour and costs can add up fast. We charge one price for 24 hours of storage, so storing your stuff is more affordable near University Village.

  • How long can I leave my luggage with Bounce?

    Whether you need storage for a couple of hours or a couple of days, we've got you covered! Just put in the dates and times you need luggage storage and we'll show you all of the available locations on our map. For long-term storage lasting more than a week, reach out to us and we'll help you find a convenient location.

    If you're already storing your stuff but you need more time, you can add more time from your booking details page. Just make sure the store will be open and you can get your bags before your new pickup time.
  • How do I change or cancel my booking?

    Plans change, we get it! If you need to change or cancel your booking for any reason, the best way to do it is from your booking details page in the Bounce app. You can edit the dates, drop-off and pick-up times, and number of bags. You can also cancel your booking or rebook at a nearby store. If you can't find your booking details, check the email address you used to make your booking. You can change your booking by following the link there, or reach out to us if you need support.

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About University Village

Also known as Little Italy, University Village is on the western side of Chicago in Illinois. Early on, the village was about 90% Italian immigrants, which is where it got the name Little Italy. However, it is now one of the most diverse communities in the country. The streets are lined with brownstones, two-flats, and condos as well as Greystone buildings. Tucked in between, you can find dozens of interesting shops, restaurants, and bars. Much of the cuisine is Italian, but street vendors sell all kinds of delights like Chicago hot dogs, pizza, and polish sausages. 

Although the village is small, there are about a dozen parks to enjoy. Take a walk through Addams Medill Park on 14th Street, Sheridan Park on South Aberdeen Street, and Arrigo Park on South Loomis Street. The University of Illinois at Chicago takes up most of the northeastern corner of University Village and has a lot of student-related activities like bars, sports clubs, and cafés. But most of the fun is found on Taylor Street where you can discover delis and pizzerias, as well as unique shops and boutiques. The architecture along the street is legendary, with many of the buildings built in the late 1800s. 

Fun Fact: Little Italy was featured as the hometown in the novel Paper Fish by Tina De Rosa in 1980.  

Things to do at University Village

In every city, there are always major attractions that you cannot miss. But many people miss the unique spots that are not as well known as the others. Check out some of these spots that we suggest. 

  • Visit the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame on North Clybourn Avenue
  • Go see the Hull House Museum on South Halsted Street where Jane Addams started the settlement house movement
  • Get a shaved ice lemonade at Mario’s Italian Lemonade on West Taylor Street
  • Check out Nevermore Park on West 16th Street where you can see Flyboy and Lil Mama
  • Take a Chariot tour at Chicago Chariot on South Michigan Avenue
  • Visit the marine creatures at Shedd Aquarium on South Lakeshore Drive
  • Get a selfie with Christopher Columbus at Arrigo Park on South Loomis Street
  • See the city from 1,353 feet in the air from the Skydeck on South Wacker Road

Transit Options Near University Village

  • CTA Subway Blue, Pink, Green, and Orange Lines 
  • Bus routes 8, 37, 157
  • Rideshare Apps
  • Taxicab

Luggage Storage Near University Village

We are also frequent travelers. We've had the problem of what to do with our bags while venturing about town. We came up with Bounce, where you can leave your luggage for safekeeping while you go check out recommended attractions, do some shopping, and whatever else you want to do. Just download the Bounce app and book your bags at our most convenient location before dropping them off to have some fun. Locals can also benefit from our service. If you don’t want to go home after work, drop your bags off with one of our partners and go out for the evening. 

Luggage Storage Options Near University Village

You cannot bring your luggage with you to many of the attractions in and around University Village, and why would you want to? Nobody likes having to drag around their bags while they shop, eat, and explore. We have many affiliates nearby who will keep your things safe as long as you need. 

Luggage Storage Near Chicago Riverwalk

Just under 10 minutes from University Village on East Lower Wacker Drive, the Chicago Riverwalk is a bustling and exciting place to be all year long. The Chicago Riverwalk spans from the Franklin-Orleans Street Bridge to the Dusable Harbor. Head to the Water Plaza between Wells and La Salle Streets to rent a cycle boat or water taxi. See the River Theater just past the Marshall Suloway Bridge, the Heald Square Monument between State and Wabash Streets, and the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum at Michigan Avenue. Don’t miss the plethora of food and drink options along the way like O’Brien’s Riverwalk Café, Twisted Eggroll, Tiny Tapp & Café, and the Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk. Stop by Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream or Sweet Home Gelato for dessert. Leave your bags with one of our partner locations to walk, eat, shop, and enjoy it all hands-free. 

Luggage Storage Near the Museum of Contemporary Art

The renowned art museum on East Chicago Avenue is about 16 minutes from University Village. They have more than 2,500 artworks from the 1920s to the present from all over the world. It started as an art hall in 1964 but opened to the public in 1967 on East Ontario Street. After becoming popular, they moved to their new building, where they are housed in the site of the Illinois National Guard Armory. The collection of artwork varies from time to time. It features different exhibits and themes like the Atrium Project: Ad Minoliti, Carolina Caycedo: From the Bottom of the River, The Location of Lines, and much more. And their Chicago Works exhibits feature a new local artist every season. If you get hungry, stop by the Marisol for some burgers, sandwiches, or salad. But don’t bring your bags. Our Bounce affiliates nearby will hang onto them for you. 

Luggage Storage Near the Lincoln Park Zoo 

If you like animals, check out the Lincoln Park Zoo about 20 minutes away on North Clark Street. This large zoo has dozens of sections like the Birds of Prey, McCormick Bird House, Kovler Sea Lion Pool, and the Regenstein Small Mammal and Reptile Center. From the Aardvark to the Zebra Tilapia, you can see over 160 species. The African Painted Dogs are amazing to watch as they play like regular domestic dogs, and the Eastern Black Rhinoceros is a stunning creature. There are several types of monkeys and other primates to watch at the Helen Brach Primate House and Regenstein Center for African Apes. They have four large cafés where you can grab some food and an ice cream shop nearby for dessert. And don’t forget to stop at the gift shop for souvenirs. Grab your camera from your suitcase before leaving it at one of our Bounce locations nearby. 

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