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Chicago Parthenon Hostel

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Lobby sitting area
Private Queen Room - Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Private Two Bed (2 Twin Beds) - Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Private Single Room (Max. 1 Guest) - Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Chicago Parthenon Hostel

2.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 60661

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWillis Tower14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMerchandise Mart3 min drive
  • Popular LocationChicago Riverwalk4 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)39 min drive

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About this area


Chicago Parthenon Hostel is located in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago, and is near a metro station. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Art Institute of Chicago, while those who have shopping on the agenda may want to visit Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at United Center or Soldier Field.

What's nearby

  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • State Street - 20 min walk
  • Merchandise Mart - 3 min drive
  • Cloud Gate - 3 min drive
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • UIC-Halsted Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 8 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 34 min drive


  • Greek Islands - 2 min walk
  • Giordano's Pizzeria - 2 min walk
  • Santorini - 3 min walk
  • Pegasus Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Karyn's On Green - 4 min walk

About this property

Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Hostel located in Downtown Chicago
Chicago Parthenon Hostel provides amenities like a library and a restaurant. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Smoke-free premises, concierge services, and luggage storage
  • A vending machine, a TV in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 40 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and rice cookers
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils, heating, and housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Offsite parking within 600 ft (USD 20.00 per day)
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Communal living room
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - midnight
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of USD 10 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 20.00 per day (600 ft away)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Service fee: 3 percent
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 20 mi (32 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult and are not allowed in the dorms.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Chicago Parthenon Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at Chicago Parthenon Hostel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Chicago Parthenon Hostel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee.

Where is Chicago Parthenon Hostel located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University of Illinois Chicago, Willis Tower, and Chicago Riverwalk. Grant Park and Art Institute of Chicago are also within 2 mi (3 km). UIC-Halsted Station is 5 minutes by foot and Clinton Station (Blue Line) is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Chicago Parthenon Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Chicago Parthenon Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Chicago Parthenon Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 117 out of 288 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 41%
Rating 8 - Good. 90 out of 288 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 45 out of 288 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 22 out of 288 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 14 out of 288 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%




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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Ming Hei

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love this hostel. Easy access to CTA Blue line serving O’Hare and Downtown, and plenty of good food nearby! I had a busy itinerary, but never have issues getting around and enjoying Chicago. Room is super clean. Facilities are in good condition. Tip: bring a pad lock for the locker
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Accueil sympathique mais etablissement vieillot. Chambre petite et rudimentaire, même si la literie est correcte. Un bon point pour la proprete des sanitaires. A 30mn du centre a pied. Cher tout de meme pour le peu de prestations mais cest Chicago...
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First off, Lilly the daytime manager, was superb. Excellent management style, authority of the location, building, expectations and so on. Super-accommodating (where allowable). Top notch. Josh, the overall hotel manager (I think) was awesome in his own way too. The building itself is charming, 3 story walk-up, an absolutely lived-in, historic edifice sandwiched between two much newer, taller buildings on S. Halsted. A variety of room layouts are on each of the three floors with a communal lounge/dining area on the 1st floor. If you can't physically walk up stairs with your luggage, this ain't the place for you. But if you're that physically compromised, why are you looking at this type of place anyway? As far as nits, well, the floors are a bit noisy if the hotel is close to full occupancy. Fact of life with narrow halls and close adjoining rooms. And some people are frigging jerks by continually slamming their doors. Just a-holes. One big thing - the Parthenon needs to invest in new pillows for the beds. The pillows were as thick as a sheet of paper, providing zero neck support. Aside from that, this is a GREAT place to stay for a long weekend. Location, location, location. Two blocks north of the Blue line from O'Hare; 13 blocks (easily walkable) blocks from Grant Park/the Loop/Lake Michigan/Michigan Ave. The neighborhood surrounding the Parthenon, Greektown, is awesome.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Some furniture here and there could use replacement. Otherwise a very clean, safe, and welcoming stay!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022