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Parthenon Hostel

310 S. Halsted Street, GreyHound Amtrak Stations, Chicago, USA, Distance from city centre: 3.1km

Rating: 77% from 36 reviews

  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 72%Facilities

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  • I was pleased with the Parthenon. Despite its large size, the only noise problem was from a nearby restaurant, not inside. The linens, rooms, and bathrooms were clean; small bathroom, but I never saw a serious traffic jam. However, the dishes at the provided breakfast weren't clean. Security was fine. The area is nice, the front door locks electronically, and each dorm room has two locks. The room was quite warm, but the fan made it ok. All the other guests were polite and considerate.
  • 77%
  • 12 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • This hostel was wonderful. The staff was friendly and incredibly helpful and were available 24/7. We had no problem getting anywhere we wanted to go (whether by walking or taking public transit). Overall, the hostel was quiet and everyone was pleasant.
  • 86%
  • 05 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • I stayed there just for one night by myself, in the private room. Room is quite small but everything is fine. Mattress was a little bit uncomfortable. I love the breakfast. Staff are great people! Would stay again : )
  • 89%
  • 28 Mar 2014 Anonymous Hong Kong
  • great buffet and hospitality by staff and owner
  • 97%
  • 16 Mar 2014 Peter USA
  • The beds squeak and squeal bloody murder when someone shifts or sits on them. Makes it very painful to sleep.
  • 77%
  • 21 Dec 2013 Anonymous India
  • I had a quick stay for one night. The guy at the front desk was very friendly and happy to help explaining everything I needed to know. The beds were simple and seemed clean and well cared for. The air freshener spray was a little annoying making it a bit difficult to fall asleep. The bathroom I used was snug and none of the doors locked, but otherwise good. In the morning they served free breakfast at the attached restaurant. I enjoyed eggs on toast and orange juice. Overall great!
  • 80%
  • 02 Dec 2013 Stephanie Australia
  • Great place to stay near downtown chicago! Excellent Staff and Breakfast!
  • 94%
  • 23 Nov 2013 Assia France
  • I had a single room, and it was clean and comfortable for hostel standards. Bathrooms were fine also. Breakfast was fine. Location is good, just off the downtown beat. I'd stay there again.
  • 83%
  • 18 Oct 2013 Denis Canada
  • This was such a convenient place for the price, I was three blocks away from Union Station in what felt like a safe part of town. I was only a 30 minute walk to the Art Institute and cabs were easy to hail from the corner street. Plus there were several cool restaurants really close. The staff was very friendly, they provided breakfast in the morning! The stairs were really creaky and worn and the building was a bit rough around the corners but the bed was comfy and the room was secure.
  • 83%
  • 05 Oct 2013 Nicole USA
  • Insufficient restroom/shower facilities for number of guests. Wifi was poor to non-existent. Another hostel in The-Loop is the same price and far superior. No handicapped access. Rooms are not secure unless every guest remembers to lock the door.
  • 37%
  • 04 Oct 2013 Kenneth
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