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“small but cozy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chicago Parthenon Hostel

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The Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Taipei, Taiwan
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“small but cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Location was very good. Nice breakfast and huge dining room in the morning. My room was cozy but a little hot due to no air conditioning. There was no elevator which made it inconvenience for people with heavy bags. Overall, this hostel was clean and nice.
整體而言,這是個很物超所值的小旅館,位置相當不錯,距離地鐵站很近,周遭有很多希臘餐廳,也能從另一個角度觀看芝加哥市區的風景。旅館的早餐很好,讓人意外的是餐廳非常非常寬敞,也有公共空間。唯一的缺點,是沒有電梯,對有大型行李的旅客或老人會比較不方便。房間布置很漂亮溫馨,但我住的這間似乎沒有開空調,在夏季的晚上會顯得悶熱,如果未來能改善,這將是個非常不錯的旅館。

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Taunton
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Great location, walkable to everything. Bright colours, clean and good facilities. Yummy breakfast every morning. Except there was 'the rudest man' at breakfast, who was very strict about tucking your chair in, and positioning your toast in the toaster!

Room Tip: Back of the hotel may be better, main road can be very busy
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Megan R
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portland or
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

The only thing I would reccomend about this place is the location, but there also nicer hostels near by.

I almost canceled my booking when I was charged a deposit even though the mobile site said I wouldn't and got a less than stellar response from the lady at the desk.

Then they lost part of my reservation and I had to move on my third day.

I think the traveler who wants a quiet hostel would appreciate this place. Its dead at all times.

The common room is lacking and the only way to cook anything is via a microwave so people have to go out to eat.

I personally like the opprotunities to meet and mingle which is part of why I like hostels Tried moving ro the international hostel, but they were booked.

Will not stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank abirnbaumjr
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This place gets 5 stars purely for value: it is significantly cheaper ($63 a night for a private room versus the Crowne Plaza 3 blocks away at $209 a night). Granted, it is NOT the Crowne Plaza - bathroom and showers are shared. But it's clean, safe, has hot showers, serviceable free wifi, and a really great location. It was intrinsically quiet - some of guests could make a racket, but quieted down when asked. I stayed here for a week for a conference at the CP and saved over $400. Free breakfast, too!

Room Tip: Higher floors are further away from the street & bar underneath. No elevator, though.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AstronomerGerard
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Everyone saying this place is n a bad locale is lying. I don't know what the hell they're on about, this place is fine. Sure there's some crazies around but name a city that doesn't have them.
The place is clean and nice, and the staff are very helpful.
The only thing I have to say here - something that everyone one else seems to be missing - is the fact that there's no elevator in this building so fair warning, you're gonna be lugging your baggage up a lot of stairs even if you're on the first floor.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bleech2024
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I slept in a room of 8 for two nights. The staff was friendly and they allowed me to check in earlier than 3pm. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and convenient. Location of the hostel is very good; it is safe area, quiet, and close to the Loop.

I can warmly recommend this hostel for everyone!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NooraH376
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Stayed in a double room at the Parthenon Hostel in October 2008, room was very nice, and as we were on a budget, it was cheap and affordable.
We were greeted with a smile and a drink at the bar which was nice after a long journey.

It was a shame that the room next to us was occupied by a large group of chinese travellers who had no idea how much noise they were making and that there were other people in the hostel wanting to use the shower rooms... but i suppose we just had a bad experience with other residents.

The hostel was in a great loaction and the staff were very helpful with where to go for food and places to visit etc.

I'd reccomend a visit to Millenium Park and the Chicago River.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sam M
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Property: The Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Address: 310 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5406
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > West Loop
Amenities:
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Ranked #16 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Chicago Parthenon Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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