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|Distance to city centre||1.8 km|
|"Super eclectic and great location!."||(in 37 reviews)|
|"The staff was great."||(in 24 reviews)|
|"WIFI is slow."||(in 6 reviews)|
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It was nice and quiet.Great customer service
Really nice hostel. Very clean, and the room was really comfortable and spacious. The location is amazing, about 5 min walking from a lot of pubs, less than 10 min to the capitol.
We arrived some minutes after ten, and although there was staff inside still and we had already paid, they did not want to let us in (we had to ask them to call the manager).
Everything was perfect
Unfortunately the only hostel/guesthouse available. Go elsewhere. There are a few good economic motels (twice the dorm price) on the frequent #6 city bus route about 7-10 km east of downtown, where you can loosen up a little.
Sneaky, unadvertised, daily membership fees when you check in ($4/day!! Most HI's Don't sneak this), which is, strangely, at odds with the self-congratulatory claim of being a non-profit organization. Convent-like atmosphere (as if they Want you to "mess up", for anything, due to their own boredom). Totally out-of-touch with the international travel/hospitality market/mindset. Feels like your living with your really nosey, ocd parents. Hot, stuffy rooms. Uncomfortable, thick beds. Not allowed to do laundry until After, 17:00!! Unaccommodating for simple, normal little things, like hospitality, then sheepishly feigning welcome, friendship & "chain-of-command limitation" while being "unhospitable" and "managerial". Self-defeating policies. Self-satisfied sense of erroneous progressivism. Everyone snores. Childish. Mechanical. Guests made to feel like homeless transients (warning: Don't leave your shoes out front overnight!). Zero understanding of Asian societies--condescending on appliance/cause-effect instructions when asking where something simply "is" --and this is all during low-season. I was an ideal guest, well within paying guest parameters. I guess not everybody gets along smashingly. (It's more than simply "then wear earplugs" or "it's a hostel", or " you get what you pay for"). Put in a little more elbow grease. It amazes me no one has attempted to compete with them directly in Madison. (Bio: I have traveled forty-seven countries and have lived in three abroad. I work in Hospitality, Teaching and Sales. -Good Day.).
The ONLY hostel available.
With a stay at HI Madison, you'll be centrally located in Madison, just a 5-minute walk from Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and 9 minutes by foot from Wisconsin Historical Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
based on 270 reviews
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- Very quiet
- Spacious bathroom
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Hi - Madison Hostel
Where is Hi - Madison Hostel located?
Hi - Madison Hostel is located at 141 South Butler Street, 1.8 km from the centre of Madison. Monona Terrace is the closest landmark to Hi - Madison Hostel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Hi - Madison Hostel?
Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Hi - Madison Hostel.
Does Hi - Madison Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Hi - Madison Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Hi - Madison Hostel offer free parking?
No, Hi - Madison Hostel does not offer free parking.
Does Hi - Madison Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Hi - Madison Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Hi - Madison Hostel from the airport?
Hi - Madison Hostel is 7.4 km from Madison Truax Field. Hi - Madison Hostel is 99.9 km from Chicago Greater Rockford.
Can you bring pets to Hi - Madison Hostel?
No, pets are not allowed at Hi - Madison Hostel.
Does Hi - Madison Hostel have a pool?
No, Hi - Madison Hostel does not have a pool on-site.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Monona Terrace 384 m
- Wisconsin State Capitol 0.4 km
- Madison Children's Museum 0.5 km
- Wisconsin Veterans Museum 0.6 km
- State of Wisconsin Historical Museum 0.6 km
- Overture Center for the Arts 0.8 km
|Madison Truax Field||7.4 km|
|Chicago Greater Rockford||99.9 km|