HI Wellspring Hostel

in the beautiful state of Wisconsin
  • backpacker outside of HI Wellspring
  • HI Wellspring Hostel driveway surrounded by beautiful garden
  • entrance to large hostel garden in Wisconsin
  • front entrance of Wellspring Hostel
  • three bed dorm room of HI Wellspring Hostel

Just a 35-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee, HI Wellspring is an organic farm, retreat and conference center, located along the beautiful Milwaukee River. Wellspring is situated on 36 acres of trails, meadows, woods and organic farmland. For more info, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wellspring/107909532577421

Organic Farm:

Enjoy fresh produce from our organic farm during warm months, take a gardening class or volunteer in our veggie or flower gardens

Outdoor Activities:
In addition to strolling along our garden paths, forest trails and labyrinth, there’s good canoeing right from our property in the spring, and Lake Michigan’s beaches are just 10 miles away. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is located 20 minutes away. Hike the kettles (bowl-shaped depressions), eskers (snake-like ridges), drumlins (elongated rounded hills), and other unique glacier landforms. In the winter enjoy the snow shoeing and cross country skiing trails in the area or the down hill slopes at the Sunburst Ski Area, just a few miles away. Wellspring is also 5 miles from the 25 mile long Eisenbahn State Bike Trail and 10 miles from the 30 mile paved Interurban Bike Trail. Stop by the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Cedarburg Bog, or Riveredge Nature Center, located right in the Village of Newburg.

Local Attractions:

There is plenty in the area in terms of local shopping, dining and entertainment. Stop by Cedarburg for quaint shops and antique shopping. Visit West Bend’s parks or stop by the summer farmers’ market or free outdoor concerts. Some of the best music, food and festivals in the country are located just 35 minutes away in Milwaukee!


Experience another side of the Midwest with a visit to Chicago, the big city offers a change of scenery and a chance to indulge in some fine food, arts and culture.

Book Your Stay

This hostel is not yet bookable online. Please contact the hostel directly to make a booking.


  • Breakfast at or near the hostel
  • Botanical centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • River nearby

Address & Contact

HI Wellspring
4382 Hickory Rd.
West Bend Wisconsin 53090
Phone 1 (262) 675-6755
GPS 43.435844, -88.040555

Bus & Train tickets to West Bend, WI (Wellspring Hostel)

More Information

Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 8

Opening Times
> 9am-9pm
> All Year

Feed Back From Hostellers
> This is definitely the most extraordinary and most friendly hostel I’ve ever seen.
I had an amazing stay.

> I had an excellent time. This has been a great way to learn about nature and how
to live peacefully in our environment. I made lots of friends.

> Have stayed at 50+ hostels in Europe, USA, Canada. This is unquestionably the
best. Most clean. Most thoughtfully appointed. Best hot water. Most helpful. Best
kitchen. Best ventilated. Will become my home away from home.

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