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HI Milwaukee Cream City Hostel

500 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, United States

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Located in the vibrant and friendly River West neighborhood, HI Milwaukee hostel is surrounded by restaurants, lakefront trails, live music venues and museums. This friendly hostel is designed to be the perfect place to relax after a day exploring Milwaukee, or to meet fellow travelers to join you on your adventure.

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WI 53212 Hostel

Hostel WI 53212

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Welcome to HI Milwaukee – Cream City Hostel about two hours from Chicago by car, bus, or train, Milwaukee is a laid-back city with Midwestern charm to spare. And whether you’re in town to visit the historic breweries, sample some stick-to-aour-ribs foodie favorites, or enjoy a day on Lake Michigan, HI Milwaukee – Cream City Hostel puts the best of the city right on your doorstep.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 15.12% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 03:00 to 20:00
From 03:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

We are located 12.4 miles from the Airport. Take the Green line bus for $2.25 to downtown and transfer to the 15 or the 22 bus line to the hostel. By car we are 20 minutes away and take the Locust Street exit to get to the hostel on Highway 43. ​
We are located 4.4 miles away from the Intermodel Station on the Amtrak line from Chicago and Minneapolis. Take the bus lyft/uber bike share streetcar or walk to the hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

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