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


  • Raglan Bridge to Bridge Harbour Swim (Apr 18th - Apr 18th) The Raglan Swimming Club would love to see you, your family and friends participate once again in our annual fundraiser. We live on a dangerous coastline and it’s important our children learn to swim. Our Club ...
  • Opening of Raglan Remembers WW1 exhibition (Apr 18th - Apr 18th) Opening of the Raglan Remembers WW1 exhibition, which is about the 154 Raglan men, their stories of bravery, and the families left behind. The stories are told through the video interviews of descendants reading letters ...
  • Raglan Remembers World War 1 (Apr 19th - May 30th) Our Raglan Remembers WW1 exhibition is about the 154 Raglan men, their stories of bravery, and the families left behind, and how Raglan was affected by the war. This is told with video interviews of descendants reading ...
  • Nia Class - Dancing in Your Body's Way (Feb 6th - Jul 31st) Experience moving with pleasure and joy in this playful class that reconnects your mind and soul to your body through Your Body's Way. No experience needed, no shoes needed either! First class free! Classes start from ...
  • Toolbox - Building Awesome Whānau Combined Age (0-12) (Apr 30th - Apr 30th) This six session course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this ...
  • Raglan Creative Market (Jan 11th - Jul 12th) Whaingaroa local kai and art.