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“A bit shabby, but great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chicago Parthenon Hostel

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The Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A bit shabby, but great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Myself and a friend stayed at the Chicago Parthenon Hostel for three nights recently and had a mixed experience. We stayed in a two-person private room, which was long but awkwardly narrow. The sheet on one of the beds was not clean when we arrived, but the beds were relatively comfortable. The room was air conditioned to a nice temperature and there wasn't any issues with noise from outside.

The bathrooms of the hostel were average at best. One of the times I tried to have a shower the hot water did not work. Another time the automatic lights in the bathroom went out while I was in the shower and I had to get out to turn them back on. We were able to overlook the issues with the hostel though considering it is only a stones throw from the city centre and right near a blue line train station (which goes to the airport and connects with other key lines). Most of the other hostels we considered were in a much worse location then the Parthenon and cost a similar price.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole P
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  • 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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Columbus, Ohio
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103 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

It wasn't the worst hostel we've stayed in nor the best. The room was tiny and the twin beds were about 6 inches apart because the room was really that narrow. There was hair in the blanket on the bed and the toilet stalls in the women's bathroom were a joke. The toilets are just a few inches from the door so a tall person has to leave the door ajar to be able to sit down. But as others have pointed out the location is wonderful. We went almost directly across the street in the morning for a fantastic breakfast.

Room Tip: We did see a much nicer room being cleaned so we know there are some in there - somewhere.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Diane Lynn
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The room was fairly clean and the kitchen was right next door. There were five of us in the six bed suite and we didn't feel too crowded. The front desk people were really nice and check in/out was a breeze.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JordanHillis
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Is a very bad place to spend even one night! My two friends and I had a very bad experience about the room. It was not clean, a lot of hair in the blankets, the room is pretty cold at night. The owners really should take care of make it a better place for the next guests. The breakfast was fine but the bed was probably the worst I have slept ever. The price is not cheap and you can find better places for the same or lower price. Be careful..
There is no parking and the parking they gave us is with some rude Greek guys, they don't know a thing about costumer service. They stole 45 dollars from us and the service was terrible.

Room Tip: not good beds
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stephanie R
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This hostel is very comfortable, the location is great, the subway is near , you have restaurant and blues bars a steps from the hostel. The breakfast makes you feel like you're staying in a hotel. The bedroom is a little odorous but you can sleep very well , and the bathroom is a small but you can have an excellent hot shower.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank iwanttoknowtheworld
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Gavle, Sweden
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Took the private room, which was just a room with two beds, nothing more. The bathroom was shared anyway.
It was clean however and the staff was very nice and helpful. Good breakfast that was included! No elevator which was a minus. Location is great, close to both downtown and the harbour as well as "subway" station.
Good enough to stay a few nights if you're visiting Chicago!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank olssonmalin
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Rome, Italy
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114 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Parthenon hostel in Chicago is located in Greek town, ideally located 2 blocks north of Halstead station and three blacks from Union station.

This hostel is ideal for a night, basic bye clean, wifi is good and it's FREE

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JPS0414
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Additional Information about The Chicago Parthenon Hostel

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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Hotel Style:
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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