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HI - Madison

141 South Butler St, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, United States

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Overall Rating 93%

From 14 Reviews

Hostel rating (14)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 96%
Security 96%
Service 93%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 91%

HI-Madison is located in the heart of one of the Midwest's friendliest, most exciting, beautiful, and inexpensive cities.

  • Dorm
    From $27.00
  • Private
    From $70.00
10 or more people?
hi-madison

Madison Hostel

Hostel Madison

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Madison Wisconsin is located in the heart of one of the Midwest's friendliest, exciting, beautiful, and inexpensive cities. An outdoor paradise, with nearly 200 parks, several glacial lakes, and miles of bicycle trails. Travellers can tour the state capital, buy organic goodies at the Farmer's Market, be part of the audience of Wha'd Ya Know radio show, or take the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour.

HI-Madison is a clean and comfortable place to meet visitors from all over the world. If there are no beds available for the date(s) you are looking for, please call the Madison Hostel office to verify availability.

Wisconsin has lots to see including natural wonders such as Cave of the Mounds or the Apostle Islands. Foodies, wine, and beer lovers will delight in discovering Wisconsin’s artisan cheese makers, wineries, and breweries. Golfing, boating, skiing, shopping, and sightseeing are just some of the activities on offer.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 9% is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 1 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year
With exception of 24 Dec to 25 Dec

Reception:
From 08:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-608-441 0144

Fax. 1-608-441 0144

madison@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Capitol Square (Less than 500 m)
  • Gomeroke (500m to 1km)
  • Dane County Farmers Market (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I really think HI is a great hostel. It's not modern but so comfortable and clean. I needed to have my breakfast earlier than the right time and the staff was so helpful with it! The only thing I think it could be better is the bathrooms, they could have both on both floors instead of men on first and women on second.

97%

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Vilma,

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Love the Madison hostel. Everything was great. Nice that it is close to the square - the state capitol building & State Street & the University - all within walking distance. Wish the on street parking was easier - for those of us who do have a car. As always one of the greatest things about a hostel is all the great people you meet from all over - different ages, different countries. Love the Madison Hostel.

100%

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Dory,

Wed 25 Jul 2018

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you back here in Madison very soon!

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HI Madison, Hostel Manager

Fri 27 Jul 2018

The staff and manager at this hostel went out of their way to enable me to book a private room with two beds- they even installed a new bed! I also liked that my fellow hostellers were of a variety of ages and came from a whole bunch of different places.

97%

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Alice,

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Above and beyond - the HI Madison way! Thank you for your feedback and please come back and visit us anytime!

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HI Madison, Hostel Manager

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Lovely hostel, as ever-- I've stayed here before in the private rooms, but the dorms (this stay) were just as good. Staff was pleasant and helpful, everything was clean and seemed well-managed.

100%

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Madelaine,

Thu 31 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback! Please come stay with us again soon!

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Sat 02 Jun 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Mon - Fri take the #20 bus to the North Transfer Point then take #4 bus.
Bus
Bus to Capitol Square exit at Main St. or Pinckney St. Badger Bus Depot walk 1/2 mile to hostel.
Car
From Chicago Milwaukee or the Twin Cities (Interstates 90 and 94) exit onto Route 30 to Madison.
Rail
Amtrak stops close to Madison in Columbus at: 359 North Ludington St. Columbus WI 53925 from there they have a bus that goes to the university. This bus service should be confirmed with Amtrak.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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