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HI - Madison

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

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Overall Rating 97%

From 21 Reviews

Hostel rating (21)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 99%
Security 95%
Service 95%
Comfort 95%
Green rating 97%

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

  • Dorm
    From $31.00
  • Private
    From $65.00
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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

  • 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.
  • 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
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 felt very safe and comfortable the entire time. On Wednesday night of my stay, there was a tornado watch and I think you could tack up a message on the board about what to do in case of a tornado. (Only suggestion for improvement I can offer.) All staff and other guests were so very friendly. It was a great experience. There were three of us staying with you who were attending the Write By The Lake Conference held down at the Pyle Center that week.

100%

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Jan,

Thu 06 Jul 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad you found your stay with us comfortable. Thank you for the suggestion, we think this is a great idea and will implement a similar procedure with future weather related occurrences.. We hope to host you again!

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. .,

Sat 08 Jul 2017

The beds were surprisingly comfortable! A very quiet hostel. The hinges of the doors could use a little WD40

90%

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Kristine,

Wed 05 Jul 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glads you enjoyed your stay with us and have happily added oiling the door hinges to our to do list :). We hope to host you again!

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. .,

Fri 07 Jul 2017

A lovely place to stay! Guests and staff were kind.

97%

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Lindsey,

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hostel, and would be happy to host you again.

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. .,

Wed 28 Jun 2017

The hostel was beautiful, and the service was wonderful. Three friends and I enjoyed our stay there!

100%

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Tabor,

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. Hope we can host you again soon!

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. .,

Wed 21 Jun 2017

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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