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


  • (Jul 4th - Jul 4th) Synergy (Nick Keys, Amelia & Boyd) and B-Rex. Cash bar and fine food available. $20 tickets from Raglan Video. Mask essential. All profits to R.A.S. Raglan Town Hall
  • (Feb 6th - Jul 29th) 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
  • (Jan 11th - Jul 12th) Whaingaroa local kai and art. Old School Arts Centre
  • (Jul 26th - Jul 26th) Come and join us in Raglan for our unique cycle ride and run - on sealed and gravel roads. add to the run, some cross country terrain, bush track and beach running - ending, altogether on our airfield 2 minutes walk ... Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • (Aug 1st - Aug 2nd) Registrations for our Refocus & Revitalise retreat in Raglan are now OPEN! Numbers are strictly limited so be sure to book your place! Sakara retreats are designed by and for women, to give you time out of your busy ... Camp Raglan
  • (Aug 12th - Aug 12th) 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 Area School