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AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel

310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661
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  • AAE Chicago Parthenon HostelPro 2014
    Sara Tracey
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    2 Jan 23, 2014

    I wish I could give this hostel more than two stars, but when I was there it appeared no one else was. I rang and rang the front buzzer, but no one answered. I had no choice but to move on.

    What I can say is that the Greektown location is great for young travelers looking to have a good time in Chicago. There are several bars in the vicinity, as well as a couple of all night gyro places (The best drunk food in the world? I think so.) Artopolis, a cafe just a couple of doors down, is a great place for lunch, a glass of wine, or a latte. If you visit during the Greek festival, the excitement will happen literally out your front door.

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  • AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel
    Amanda Boleman
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    3 Oct 24, 2013

    If you're into Greek food and don't mind sharing a room with strangers, the Parthenon Hostel is the place for you. Just make sure to pack lightly. You'll thank me when you don't have to lug your 50 pound suitcase up the steep staircases to get to the third level.

    Definitely take advantage of the hostel's prime Greektown location. For those on a tight budget, grab some food items from the Greek market across the street and whip up your own Mediterranean delicacy int he first floor kitchen. But if you're no top chef, don't worry--there's no shortage of great-smelling Greek restaurants just outside your door.

    Hostels are also a great way to meet other travelers so say hi to your dorm mates and see if they've found any spots you haven't covered yet.

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  • AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel
    Vince Nigito
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    3 Jun 01, 2013

    Parthenon is a hostel located in the heart of Greektown, down the street from the Hellenic Museum and next to a lot of authentic Greek eateries. Downtown Chicago is a short walk away over the bridge. It is a hostel, and you can stay in Chicago for very cheap, but if you don’t want to sleep with six or more strangers in your room, they do have private rooms. These rooms are mostly just a bed and a nightstand and you still have to share a bathroom. There is complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. If Greek food is not your thing, you can find a wide variety of other restaurants within a couple of blocks. I recommend Philly’s Best, but that’s just because I like Cheesesteaks.

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  • AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel
    flavia
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    3 Jul 09, 2012

    Great location, about 50 min by train from ORD. Fun, genuine people, as it is with all hostels. Breakfast is ok or less. Clean enough. But a bit on the pricey side, if you're looking into getting one of the suites.

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Description

With Chicago's Union Station, Greyhound Station, and subway stations all within walking distance, guests of the Parthenon Hostel literally have all of Chicago’s attractions at their feet. Keeping in form with most hostels, one obviously cannot expect the most fancy accommodations, but with free wifi and breakfast and a prime location in Chicago's Greektown area, who really cares?

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  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Kitchen

Reviews Summary

Fair343 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Location
    Near to public transport, according to 100%.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 100%.
  • Service
    94% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    75% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    74% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Room
    57% complained about the bathroom.

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