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


  • (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 ... Raglan and District Museum
  • (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 ... Raglan District Union Church
  • (May 30th - May 30th) Trinity Roots are taking to the road to celebrate the release of their third studio album ‘Citizen’ with a national tour this May and June. The Wellington-based platinum-selling trio launched the powerful ... YOT Club
  • (May 30th - May 30th) You are invited to attend the green fire islands showcase & fundraiser hear about plans for the future and how you can get involved meet the director and development team. From raglan to london and now to the rest of ... Raglan Town Hall
  • (May 31st - May 31st) Green Fire Islands is proud to present, Whirimako Black in concert as part of Green Fire islands Weekend at Raglan Town Hall. She hails from Tuhoe country - where the water is fresh, there's plenty of kai in the ... Raglan Town Hall
  • (Jun 6th - Jun 6th) Join us and have fun switching on your telepathic skills. Learn principles and secrets to connect with non-humans. No previous experience needed to become fully present and connect with others far away. Available by ... Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge