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


  • Mighty Mighty (Dec 26th - Dec 26th) Full on five piece session with Raglans funkiest cats, Mighty Mighty. We will be recording what we hope to be our first album on the night so come on down and be a part of it. We'll be on the one all night long, bring ...
  • Knights of the Dub Table (Dec 27th - Dec 27th) Electro dub group ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ dive into sonic frequencies taking audiences on high energy and dynamic live journeys. The bands sound has evolved alongside the bands creative discoveries and musical ...
  • Herbs Acoustic With Special Guest Annie Crummer (Dec 27th - Dec 27th) It all began with a bunch of friends in a garage in South Auckland playing acoustic guitars. And it's great to see after the success here and abroad that heartland New Zealand gets the opportunity to see and hear Herbs ...
  • Raglan Club Market (Nov 22nd - Jan 3rd 2015) Raglan Club Market, pictures, flax weaving, imported items, crafts, sausage sizzle, bric a brack, new and second hand stuff. Something for everyone. Raglanclubmarket@yahoo.co.nz
  • Mi-Sex (Dec 29th - Dec 29th) New Zealand new wave rockers Mi-Sex were prominent fixtures of the Australian and NZ music charts in the late 70s/early 80s with their hits Blue Day, Castaway and the iconic Computer Games. Following the unfortunate ...
  • Surrey Boudit, Regan Perry and the Glasshouse Stoners (Dec 30th - Dec 30th) Come join us for a night of live Roots Reggae, Ska and Dub music at Raglan's top live music venue. Featuring: Surrey Boudit: 7 piece live band specialising in old school ska, R n B and reggae music. Complete with ...