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HI Milwaukee, Cream City Hostel

Independently Operated Affiliate

500 E. Center Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
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Get to Know HI Milwaukee

About two hours from Chicago by car, bus, or train, Milwaukee is a laid-back city with Midwestern charm to spare. And whether you’re in town to visit the historic breweries, sample some stick-to-your-ribs foodie favorites, visit the Pabst Mansion or Milwaukee Art Museum, or enjoy a day on Lake Michigan, HI Milwaukee, Cream City Hostel gives you easy access to the best of the city.

Located in the artsy, diverse Riverwest neighborhood, HI Milwaukee hostel is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and live music venues — be sure to pick up our Locals Card for great discounts. Guests love the walkable, small-town vibe, and the community is bike-friendly and close to Lakefront and River Trails. While you’re staying with us, join us for Wednesday Bowling Night, Thursday Game Night, or Friday DIY Pub Crawl.

HI Milwaukee


Walkable, residential neighborhood near local shops and nightlife


Easy access to lakefront walking and biking trail


Exclusive guest discounts at local restaurants, bars, yoga studios, and more


Free WiFi

Guest Kitchen

Tours & Social Activities

Privacy Curtains for Bunk Beds

Close to Public Transit

Personal Power & USB Outlets

Luggage Storage

Guest Laundry

Work Space


Outdoor Area

Free Towels & Bed Sheets

24/7 Staff

Private Bathrooms

The Basics

Reception hours are between 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent

Room Types

4 Person Dorm

Number of Guests: 4

6 Person Dorm

Number of Guests: 6

8 Person Dorm

Number of Guests: 8

12 Person Dorm

Number of Guests: 12

Group Travel

HI Milwaukee, Cream City Hostel hosts small conferences, bands, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, large events and other gatherings that bring 6+ people together. Group rates are available, plus other benefits like group activities, catered breakfasts and included cleaning costs. Call or email us to discuss your group needs.

Get to Know Milwaukee

What's Nearby

12 bed dorm in HI Milwaukee.

Lakefront Brewery

2 mi. away

12 bed dorm in HI Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Art Museum

3 mi. away

12 bed dorm in HI Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Public Market

2 mi. away