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HI - Madison Hostel Reviews

141 South Butler Street, Madison, USA

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109 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Great location, great staff members! Overall great stay


Some other residents (those with long term staying plans, or had been there for months) were very stand-offish and rude.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall, my friend and I were very happy with HI- Madison Hostel. Staff were friendly and very helpful, the hostel as a whole and our room were both very clean.

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks and hope to see in the near future.


I only stayed one night but it was average. But the house could use some rehabbing to make it a better experience. It looks a little run down and could use some cosmetic work like updating doors, floors, and walls. The bunk bed hand railings were not secure. The front desk closed at 10 or 11pm. I think they should have 24 hour service. They only had pancakes and coffee for breakfast. I think they should serve more food like bread, bagels, muffins, cereal, and orange juice.


The hostel has a very good location: Right in the city centre. It's only a 5 min walk to the capitol building! The staff was nice and the rooms clean!

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