YHA Hamilton


YHA Hamilton is centrally located in the vibrant city centre. Whether it’s for the nightlife or just a stroll along New Zealand’s longest river the Waikato, come stay with us. With a range of private and multi-share rooms all with ensuite as well as motel-style self contained units with air conditioning, you will be spoilt for choice. Sky TV and free to air channels are available in nearly all our rooms as well as the common room.

Everything is at your door step at YHA Hamilton, a supermarket across the road, on the bus route and an easy level walk to a huge choice of restaurants and bars.

YHA Hamilton offers a great range of affordable accommodation right in the heart of the city. Our central Waikato location is a perfect base to explore the surrounding area.


"I was greeted by a super friendly guy at the reception who was more than happy to show me around the hostel, once inside the room I was surprised at the creature comforts that I assumed a hostel would not have." -Guest review for TripAdvisor.com 2012

If arriving by car we are located at the city end of Ulster St which is the main road into Hamilton from the North.
From the South if you locate the main CBD street which is Victoria, then Ulster is a continuation of Victoria Street.
Bus depot is a 10 minute walk. Public transport bus stop across the road.
  20km From Hamilton airport.

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  • BBQ
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • River cruise or walk the river
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Visit Hamilton Zoo, home to over 600 New Zealand and exotic animals
  • Experience the popular club and bar scene
  • An easy drive to Waitomo Caves and black water rafting
  • Visit the West coast, world famous Raglan with its famous surf beach, Kawhia harbour or Hobbit town from Lord of the Rings


  • Kopua Beach Sand Scupture Competition (Jan 26th - Jan 26th) We are hosting a sandcastle competition at Kopua beach, in Raglan from 9am - 1pm on Monday the 26th of January (Anniversary weekend) - it's free to enter, with rego opening at 8.30am on the day. There are plenty of ...
  • Raglan Arts Weekend (Jan 24th - Jan 26th) Raglan Arts Weekend 2015. A wonderful opportunity to visit your favourite Raglan artists in their studios - or to meet new ones! See their latest work and explore the wide variety of art on offer in Raglan.
  • Trevor Penfold - Open Studio in Raglan Arts Weekend (Jan 24th - Jan 26th) View a wide range of the stunning work of award-winning wildlife photographer Trevor Penfold at his Open Studio during the Raglan Arts Weekend. Pick-up a bargain with Arts Weekend art sales - but only for these three ...
  • Dÿse & Kerretta (Jan 30th - Jan 30th) German experimental noise-rock band Dÿse are heading to Kiwi shores for shows across the country this January and February. Founded in May 2003 by Andrej Dietrich (guitars & vocals) and Jarii van Gohl (drums & ...
  • Bob Marley Celebration (Feb 6th - Feb 6th) Celebrate Bob Marley's Birthday on Waitangi Day at the Yot Club, Raglan. With Cornerstone Roots + DJs Drulox and Jamin-I Doors and music starts at 6pm Presales are $10 till 8pm then $20 Early start. More ...
  • Nathan Haines Band and Sola Rosa (Feb 7th - Feb 7th) Nathan Haines and Sola Rosa return to the Waikato for a much anticipated double header on Waitingi Weekend at both the Raglan Club and Vilagrad Winery, Hamilton. Raglan Club on Saturday Feb 7 will see Nathan return ...