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
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • 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


  • (Oct 1st - Oct 1st) Wellington's Rennie Pearson and Auckland's Harry Eyres collide at the speed of sound to bring you ruckus reels, joyous jigs and everything in between - and more! Punch in the Dark is a kiwi musical duo who play ... Old School Arts Centre
  • (Oct 7th - Oct 7th) Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Auckland, Whammy Bar Friday, 7 October 2016 - Raglan, Yot Club Saturday, 8 October 2016- Wellington, Valhalla Portlandian surf rockers Guantanamo Baywatch will head to New Zealand this ... YOT Club
  • (Oct 8th - Oct 8th) Hot on the heels of the release of her new #1 album “Water Or Gold” and her successful national album release tour with her band, Hollie Smith embarks on a tour across New Zealand for a series of intimate acoustic ... YOT Club
  • (Oct 22nd - Oct 22nd) Like two weary vagabonds hitch-hiking along the open road with nothing but a guitar and a suitcase of songs and wayward memories, pop-folk duo Looking For Alaska are ready to set the New Zealand folk scene ... Old School Arts Centre
  • (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) New Zealand's iconic rhythm & bluesman performing one very special live show in Raglan on 'Labour Weekend' this October. Raglan Club
  • (Oct 29th - Oct 30th) Get creative and join me for a weekend photography workshop in Raglan. This photography workshop is all about inspiration as I help you to develop and expand your photographic skills, so you too can take stunning ... Raglan Sunset Motel