This hostel is the only hostel in downtown and walking distance to the train, Greyhound Bus, Amtrak, Michigan Avenue and the Loop. In fact, the airport shuttle train is just $3 to our block.
We listened to your reviews and just completed brand new renovations for the entire property. Enjoy modern and clean rooms and so much more!
We offer free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and Internet, free maps of Chicago, discounts to museums and attractions and more!
We’re open 24 hours, with 24hr luggage storage and no curfew.
Our huge common room has plasma TV and there’s a large kitchen as well.
The rooms are all new and we have private rooms to suit up to eight people, with special group rates available. Our bathrooms are granite. All rooms include free linen.
We’ve got discounts on bike rental!
Located just a few blocks from the Amtrak, on the bus line to the airport and our downtown location make us the perfect hostel to stay at when in Chicago.
Parthenon Guest House' is a winning choice for your lodging needs. Nestled in the shadow of the Sears Tower it is centrally located to many of Chicago's finest attractions. Just blocks from the Loop and close to restaurants, banks and shops all within walking distance. Michigan Ave/Magnificent Mile shopping, Chicago Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Navy Pier are located a short distance away.
We’re close to Union Station and Greyhound Bus and one block from the CTA El train. The CTA El is a $2 fare from both O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. Arriving by Amtrak or Greyhound? We are only a few blocks away and an easy walk!
Parking no longer available.
There’s no age restriction and no membership fee, unlike H.I. locations.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Express check-in / out
- Free City Maps
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
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.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From O’Hare Airport:
Take the CTA Blue Line subway ($5.00 USD fare) to UIC/Halsted Station (45 minutes). Exit station up the ramp to Halsted Street and turn left (north). We are a simple 1-minute walk from the station: walk down the bridge, cross Van Buren Street, and continue to middle of the block – we are located at 310 S. Halsted Street.
From Midway Airport:
Take the CTA Orange Line to Clark/Lake Station. Transfer there to the CTA Blue Line subway to UIC/Halsted Station. Exit station up rap to Halsted Street and turn left (north). We are a simple 1-minute walk from the station: walk down the bridge, cross Van Buren Street, and continue to middle of the block – we are located at 310 S. Halsted Street.
From Amtrak train (Union Station):
Walk west on Jackson Blvd about 3-4 city blocks. Cross over a bridge and turn left (south) at the first street – Halsted Street, and continue to middle of the block – we are located at 310 S. Halsted Street.
From Greyhound Bus Station:
Walk west on Harrison Street. Cross over a bridge and turn right at the first street – Halsted Street, and cross over another bridge. Walk down bridge, cross Van Buren Street, and continue to middle of the block – we are located at 310 S. Halsted Street.
From Megabus stop:
Walk north to Harrison Street and turn left (west). Walk west on Harrison Street past the Greyhound Bus Station. Cross over a bridge and turn right at the first street – Halsted Street, and cross over another bridge. Walk down bridge, cross Van Buren Street, and continue to middle of the block – we are located at 310 S. Halsted Street.
Exit I-90/94 or I-290 to the historic “Greektown” neighborhood. We are located at 310 S. Halsted Street. You can unload your car to our front desk before parking/check-in – whichever is easiest for you. Ask for parking directions at the front desk – a number of self-park and self-pay options are nearby (please use app “Park Whiz” for major discounts).
The CTA Blue Line UIC/Halsted Station is a simple 1-minute walk from us. 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. 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.