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Chicago Parthenon Hostel

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8.0
Fabulous
2002 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

For guests arriving in Chicago via Amtrak or a Greyhound bus, Parthenon Hostel is in an ideal location near both terminals. It’s also near Willis Tower and within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Loop and Millenium Park. This clean and quiet hostel is surrounded by a number of Greek restaurants and features free Wi-Fi and free maps of the city. We like their popular free breakfast of boiled eggs, toast, bananas, cereal, juice and coffee.

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,
We have temporarily canceled our offer of a free continental breakfast buffet and instead are offering 24-hour coffee and tea station to all our guests. We offer free wi-fi in the building, free Chicago maps upon arrival, and touring information. Our hostel has a large common area with a flat-screen TV, a shared 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) - however, if arriving after 10pm please notify us of your late check-in request via email. Thank you!
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.
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 Cook County and 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.
• We do not accept group bookings for 10 guests or more from Hostelworld, all group bookings must be done with the property directly.

Reviews & Ratings

8.0
Fabulous
2002 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.5
  • Location
    9
  • Staff
    8.6
  • Atmosphere
    7.5
  • Cleanliness
    7.7
  • Value for Money
    7.8
  • Facilities
    7.1

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Latest Reviews

8.0
Fabulous
Nov 26, 2022
A short walk from Amtrak, and they held my bag after checkout so I could have a pleasant day in Chicago before my train left. No frills, but the room was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and unobtrusive. I'm sure I'll stay here again when next I'm in town.
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Male, 41+
7.1
Very Good
Nov 11, 2022
I don’t know whether it was the Parthenon or the website, but somewhere the system failed and Allowed me to book a single for bed for two people. I never would have chosen that option but it shouldn’t have been possible. Just be careful making your booking. The staff was not especially helpful with this problem and I had no choice but to live with the error. This facility is NOT able to accommodate people with physical disabilities. This information was also not clear on the website.
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Male, 41+
7.1
Very Good
Nov 04, 2022
They definitely need to renovate the women’s bathroom, at-least on the second floor. Don’t expect anything more than a place to rest, that’s not entirely clean. It was convenient for something last minute.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi