Hostel in Madison, USA

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Get to know Madison (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Madison. To help you make friends with Madison before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Madison, Wisconsin's State Capital, is a particularly liberal big Midwestern college town and a great place for travelers looking to stay in a hostel. Whether taking a dip in Lake Mendoda (or one of the other four lakes in town), touring Wisconsin's just-barely smaller copy of the National Capitol, or hitting up the shops on State Street, you'll get a feel for this odd Wisconsin oasis. Food-wise, eclectic offerings provide a hearty Midwestern fill of fusions of local and international cuisines, and most importantly of all visit, the dairy right on site at the University of Wisconsin.

Your choices for Madison hostels are limited, but it's still a great place to stay in a hostel. And getting around is a breeze, even without a car as Madison is bike friendly and the the Madison Metro bus system is easy to use. Madison is right on the main transportation corridors in the Upper Midwest and a worthy stop between Chicago or Milwaukee and the Twin Cities.

Written by local enthusiast for Madison hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Madison hostels Carl

FAQ about Madison Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Madison. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Madison. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Madison, USA. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Madison, USA.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Madison.

Your Packing List for Madison

Your Packing List for Madison

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Madison and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Madison Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Madison, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Madison - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Madison. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Madison. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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