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HI-Madison Hostel

141 S Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013
Mike191919 Portland, Oregon
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at a *lot* of hostels, both in North America and Europe. This hostel is pretty badly run; I think the staff need some training. When I entered the hostel, the TV was blaring at *top volume* - I couldn't even hear the staff at the check in counter. When I asked her to ask the people watching the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Overall this was a good hostel. It was clean, the staff was friendly, perfect location in downtown, well equipped kitchen, games, books, and more. What really lost points for me was that it felt repressive. There were signs everywhere telling one what to do and what not to do. From the bathroom, to the showers, to the kitchen. Some made... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Location of the hostel is great - just around the corner from downtown and the state Capitol building. Staff were all friendly and informative. Cleanliness marked as average due to dust around pipes in the room. Felt a bit like student digs on account of the lurid decor and what appeared to be salvaged furnishings, there were quite a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011 via mobile

I've stood here with my husband more than 4 times over the past 2 years and have enjoyed every stay. The staff is always great and the facilities got better each time. The mattreses got much better over the years and the location is just steps from Downtown Madison. I just wish they had a few more parking spots!

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Additional Information about HI-Madison Hostel

Address: 141 S Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty lodging in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lovely hostel was created in the late 1990's from a renovated 1918 residence in the heart of downtown Madison, one of the Midwest's most friendly, exciting, beautiful, and inexpensive cities. Conveniently located within easy walking distance of UW-Madison and many fun cultural and music venues, HI-Madison is in the center of it all. We provide both private and shared accommodations, with no lockout during the day. The Hostel is a safe and welcoming environment offering a well-equipped kitchen for guests to use, free wi-fi, a free guest computer as well as a free local phone. ... more   less 
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