Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

RESERVATION MODIFICATIONS: All request for modifications to an existing group booking must be submitted via email to All modifications are subject to availability and may affect the reservation total in the form of a rate increase. A request to increase the guest count or room quantity may be submitted via email up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled check-in date. A request to decrease the guest count or room quantity must be submitted via email no later than 3pm (local hostel time), 2 weeks from the date of your originally scheduled arrival.

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for cancellation of a group reservation must be submitted via email to no later than 3pm (local hostel time), 2 weeks from the date of your scheduled arrival. A penalty per room of the first nights room rate is applicable to all cancellations made less than 14 days from the date of your originally booked arrival date.

Additional Terms and Conditions

• DEPOSIT: A 20% NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE deposit is required to guarantee a group reservation. *This deposit is separate from any fees/deposits that are collected by Hostel World at the time of your booking. The credit card on file with Hostel World will be used to process the 20% deposit.

• All rates include complimentary breakfast each morning during your stay, WiFi. bed linens and towels.
• All rooms/beds share a central restroom/shower area located off the main hallway, separated by gender

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Chicago Parthenon Guest House is a winning choice for your lodging needs when visiting the city of Chicago. Located in the historic Greektown West Loop neighborhood and nestled in the shadow of the Willis Tower, we are centrally located to many of Chicago’s finest attractions and close to a variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops all within walking distance. The Loop, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shopping, the world renowned Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum Campus, Navy Pier, sports and music venues, and so much more are all located a short and easy traveling distance away. We even have a pub off our lobby, The Ambassador Public House, for eats and drinks. A discount on drinks is offered to our guests after a long day of adventuring – pop-in for a pint!
We offer a free continental breakfast buffet to all our guests, free wi-fi in the building, free Chicago maps upon arrival, and touring information. Our hostel has a large common area with flat screen TV, a share library, couches and a dining table for eating and work, a simple kitchenette, and luggage storage is provided if needed. All our guests upon check-in receive a secure 24-hour FOB entry for the hostel front door plus their room key – there is no curfew at our property. The front desk is typically worked 24-hours (winter season may vary).
Check out our photos to get an idea of our property! We have both private bedrooms (1-6 guests) and dorm-style bedrooms (up to 8 guests) – all bedrooms share bathrooms per floor. Our bathrooms are clean, with granite counter tops and tiled shower stalls.
We are close to the Amtrak train (Union Station), both the Greyhound Bus Station and Megabus stop, a 1-minute walk to the CTA Blue Line subway going to the O’Hare airport (UIC/Halsted Station), and near the intersection of all the major Interstate expressways (I-90/94, I-290, I-55) passing through Chicago. Parking is within a couple of blocks of us and is self-park and self-pay (please use the app “Park Whiz” for major discounts).
Please read our Things to Note before booking with us:
•We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged the equivalent of their first night’s accommodation, plus applicable tax. Cancellations must be received via email.
•The local city tax of 17.4% is NOT included in prices quoted on the site and will be added to your balance due at check-in.
•All guests paying their balance by credit/debit card will be charged an additional 3% Merchant Fee for processing and payment transfer.
•Local Chicago residents (zip code 60-xxx) are not permitted at the hostel. You may contact us via email for a special consideration request (based on availability) with proof of attending a music festival, New Year’s Eve celebration, etc.
•Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed in the dorms. Minors can stay at the hostel in a private bedroom with an adult chaperone present. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2019
    We absolutely loved it , will be booking on our return trip home , btw -- the bed was amazing !!!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Dec 2019
    So many food and other amenities surround the Parthenon hostel Greektown. The best breakfast anywhere. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Nov 2019
    Stay here often. Staff is great. Best breakfast of anywhere!! Will book again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    18 Dec 2019
    This place is not anything fancy; however, it's not a dump either. If you need a safe place to sleep, relax or hang out while on a budget, this spot is perfect. Also, depending on how long you stay, you can possibly meet some cool people too.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    04 Dec 2019
    Nice stay, no frills hostel. Good breakfast.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Price is right and includes the infamous 17% Chicago tourist tax. Staff was courteous and engaged. Bring a towel or pay $2. Nice big room for the breakfast continental. No elevator. I had a fourth floor dorm room--walk up four floors. The room was spacious. Only one light in the room and eight people--so, be considerate!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Dec 2019
    I wish the lock of the shower room had worked but other than that it was great to stay here.
    Japan, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    21 Jan 2020
    Free breakfast was good, and the staff are good for a chat. Right near the bus station too, so that's pretty handy.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    06 Dec 2019
    Rundown hostel and musty
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    07 Dec 2019
    The front desk guy is so rude and not willing to help. Btw they charge you $2.00 per towel if you need one and $2.00 to storage your backpack. The ladies restroom was dirty and some of the stuff was broken. There was a guy following us and so weird in the second floor. I did not like it and won’t stay there again
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi