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


  • Anthonie Tonnon and Fazerdaze (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Narrative Rock songwriter Anthonie Tonnon, and his full band take on an extensive tour of New Zealand in March, to celebrate the release of 'Successor on Canapé King Records and Southbound Distribution on March 6th ...
  • Nia Class - Dancing in Your Body's Way (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 ...
  • Chocolate Strings (AUS) - w/ Yebiisu (Mar 7th - Mar 7th) Hailing from West End, Brisbane, Chocolate Strings launch their much anticipated second album onto the dance floor of the YOT Club in Raglan. With them they bring the hi-octane mix of funk, dub ska that is Yebiisu!! 8 ...
  • Maui Dolphin Day (Mar 8th - Mar 8th) Maui’s Dolphin Day is back on Sunday March 8th to celebrate our local toanga, Popoto or Maui’s Dolphin. Working together to celebrate and protect our unique environment, Whaingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) and Xtreme ...
  • SIMRAD Raglan One Base Tournament (Mar 19th - Mar 21st) Simrad Raglan One Base Fishing Tournament March 19th - 21th 2015 Hosted by Waikato Sport Fishing Club. Early Bird Draw - Simrad HH36 Handheld VHF. Closes 8pm, 06/03/15. For more information & online entries visit ...
  • AUM Psychedelic Festival (Mar 20th - Mar 22nd) Aum is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. We humbly welcome you, our friends, to the next stage in the ...