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Glen Cove, New York
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I found it to have helpful staff, lots of amenities, very relaxing, and conveniently located. The male dorm consisted of only 6 beds, so not overcrowded. Not a party hostel, so again, very relaxing. Also, the fact that it was not far from the capital was also a major plus

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Building if not too bad, Its a bit old, but its not too bad for an US hostel off the touristy backpacker's trail. Rooms and facilities were clean for such an old building. The 7 dollar parking was nice. Locks on all the doors made it feel more secure tool. Wifi was not great in my room but works fine...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 February 2016

It's a comfortable and safe place at a reasonable price. Stay there for 3 nights in October 2015. The location is very good, near the capital square, the UW campus, and Wallgreens. It's also close to Monana lake. I should add that the staff was helpful for a 2 hour late checkout.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I was in a four bed dorm, the room was cozy and comfortable with a clean bath close to it. The best thing is it's location. you can walk to the Capitol in ten minutes. There are some restaurants close by, and a walgreens 0.4 miles away from the hostel, so it's easy to procure stuff to cook at the...

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The best things about this hostel to me would have to be: the staff, the other hostel guests (I made a few friends during my 3 night stay there), location and the atmosphere. The atmosphere is much more homey than a standard motel or hotel. It felt like an actual home. I'm glad I chose this over other living options...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times and the place was very nice. I am not one for dorm rooms but I tried it and found out the hostel was great. Now it wasn't very crowded mind you but the staff and house mgr "Carlos" couldn't have been more inviting and accommodating. The house is by the capitol bldg and...

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Mansfield, Ohio
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Was very impressed with Cora and the staff that keeps the kitchen so clean, the mattresses very comfortable and the sheets high quality and luxurious. The maintenance man, on the other hand, needs some plumbing training. Toilet needs shimmed so it doesn't rock back and forth. Sink in bathroom drains too slowly. Shower sprayed water out of the shower stall...

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Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Friendly and clean. I stayed in the 6-person women's dorm, which has an en-suite shower. This is on the first floor, but there are still stairs to get into the building. I didn't see any other entrance, so I have to assume this place is not accessible for some people with mobility issues. Also, a slightly unusual thing for me:...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

What a unigue and great expierence. I am not one to or who would stay in a shared atmosphere but at this particular time I decided to use a membership that I have had for about ten years and NEVER used. I am glad I tried this .EXCELLENT staff and clean. I pretty much had the room to myself but...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The hostel was clean and efficiently run. The kitchen had a good supply of pots, pans, and dishes and some shared spices for cooking. The thick walls of the old building helped reduce noise. Bed was comfortable, though a bunk bed. Great location for Ironman participants and spectators. On the downside, the chair in my room was missing some rivets...

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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 

Additional Information about HI-Madison Hostel

Address: 141 S Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-3415
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: RM116 - RM295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Madison Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“6 bed male dorm is quieter, less squeaking hallway around your room.”
 of 5 bubbles calebh782, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“The 6-person women's accommodation is on the first floor (so, fewer stairs to climb). This room has an en-suite bathroom with shower.”
 of 5 bubbles LadyCrymsyn, 26 May 2015 | Read review
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