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


  • Nia Class - Dancing in Your Body's Way (Feb 21st - Dec 19th) 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 ...
  • Raglan Club Market (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) Raglan Club Market, bric a brack, new and second hand stuff. Something for everyone. Raglanclubmarket@yahoo.co.nz
  • Dreams - The Fleetwood Mac Experience (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) A show to remember featuring all of the Mac classics with full costumes and lighting. Tickets available from The Raglan Club, 22 - 24 Bow Street, Raglan, Phone 07 825 8288 or contact Karen 027 297 5667 or Ken 027 476 ...
  • The FreeDance Club (Oct 27th - Oct 27th) The Freedance Club is about freedom in your movement, mind and spirit. Explore, play and expand! Do you want to learn more about your body? Do you want to get out of habit and discover new ways to move in joy? Would ...
  • Raglan Musicians Club - Open Mic Night (Jan 30th - Nov 27th)
  • Jackal with Threat.Meet.Protocol and Sterling Archer (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Live at YOT Club, Raglan! Featuring: Jackal / Threat.meet.protocol / Sterling Archer Friday 31st October / Free entry / Doors 8pm Jackal Jackal is driven by a focus on the subtlety of shifting dynamics, and the ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.