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


  • 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 ...
  • Raglan Area School GALA & Fundraiser - Waitangi Weekend (Feb 7th - Feb 7th) Raglan Area School GALA will be raising funds for our students to fund school trips, excursions and camps, learning resources, travel and uniforms for our sports teams All money raised will be invested to enhance ...
  • Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival (Feb 13th - Feb 15th) Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival 13–15 February, 2015 Ruapuke, Raglan Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival are very pleased to announce that 2015 will see the launch of New Zealand's first ever dedicated reggae soundsystem ...
  • Summer Smash 2015 (Feb 14th - Feb 14th) Summer Smash is back for 2015! Be in quick , don't miss out on this killer line-up! Limited tickets available. Knights of The Dub Table Fresh off the back of their summer tour, The Knights are here to rock ...