Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

HI-Madison Wisconsin is located in the heart of one of the Midwest's most friendly, exciting, beautiful, and inexpensive cities. An outdoor paradise, with nearly 200 parks, several glacial lakes, and miles of bicycle trails. Tour the State Capitol, buy organic goodies at our Farmer's Market, be part of the audience of Wha'd Ya Know radio show, or take the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour. You'll find the hostel a clean and comfortable place to meet visitors from all over the world.

We Offer:
Madison's most affordable accommodations in a cozy, turn-of-the-century house.
A great downtown location-only two blocks from the Capitol, State Street, and Monona. Terrace and eight blocks from the UW campus.
Private and shared rooms.
A kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, and cooking and eating utensils
A common room with a library, television, and internet kiosk.
Laundry facilities (coin operated)
Free linens and towels.
No curfew.
An information center stocked with brochures for local museums, parks, and other sites and events.
Knowledgeable staff who can share what's happening in Madison during your visit.
Volunteer hosts who can take you to Madison's museums, festivals, restaurants, and bars.
People of all ages are welcome at the HI-Madison Hostel!
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover
We hope to host you during your next trip to Madison, Wisconsin!

Please note:
Membership is required in order to stay in a HI-USA hostel. Both foreign and domestic guests arriving without a membership at check in can become members and stay by either purchasing a Daily Membership for $4 per day or a one year HI-USA adult or senior membership.

Canx policy 24hrs

Our check-in hours are 2pm-10pm (22:00) If you are arriving after 10pm you will need to contact the hostel at least 24 hours in advance to inquire about a late check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2019
    Wonderful place! Atmosphere is awesome! Love their living room and kitchen!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    I really enjoyed the nice clean room and bathroom. There was a welcoming vibe and it was all around lovely. Bed was super comfortable. Everyone was friendly. I would definitely stay there again!
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at HI Madison. I needed an affordable place near the University and their private double room was perfect. Everything was clean and in working order. I'll stay there again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2019
    Had a great stay. Everything was nice and clean. The staff was friendly. I would recommend this location to anyone
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Jul 2019
    I hope to come back and stay longer
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Jan 2020
    The only thing I did not like was the toilet.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    05 Jul 2019
    Great location, nice vibe, clean and bonus free breakfast!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 Sep 2019
    This was my 2nd time staying here. For the most part, it was the same, though I noticed the friendliness of staff a little more this time. Like I experienced before, it's not the most social hostel, but it has a very good, central location and they provide lots of good tidbits for exploring the city (including little note-sized pieces of paper with descriptions and directions to different sites). The old house has some charm.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Sep 2019
    The staff was very nice. Place was clean but not well maintained. Needs paint and touch up. It was very loud all night. The private room was right next to a male dorm. The doors were being opened and closed well into 3-m. Patrons spoke loudly as they came and went well until 3am as if nobody else was there The design of the dorm room doors required them to be slammed or pushed or pulled very hard in order to open and close. There was no way to be discrete about quietly entering/exiting
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 3.4


    17 Mar 2020
    1. Dirty room. Dirty carpet. 2. Rude staff 3. Suitcase in storage was opened and checked by staff 4. No free tea, coffee, as expected for HI
    Germany, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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