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


  • (Feb 12th - Feb 21st) Wellington artist Billy Wilson has recently moved to a cabin in Raglan where he has been beavering away on his upcoming show of new paintings. Billy has just spent 7 shaky years in Christchurch where he co-directed a ... Studeo gallery
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  • (Feb 23rd - Feb 23rd) We are really delighted to announce the launch of a new Raglan support group! Join Teresa at the first meeting of the Raglan Support Group for an opportunity to meet others and share experiences. Initial Venue: The ... Raglan Community House
  • (Mar 4th - Mar 4th) 2015 was a huge year for Ocean Alley. The Sydney 6-Piece toured Australia relentlessly, building up their army of loyal fans by churning out consistent high energy and often sold out shows across the country. The release ... YOT Club
  • (Mar 6th - Mar 6th) The Raglan Swimming Club would love to see you, your family and friends participate once again in our annual fundraiser. All funds raised will be used to provide warm pool solutions, resources and tutors to help teach ... Raglan Kopua Holiday Park
  • (Mar 20th - Mar 20th) Experience the thrill of surfing, waka ama and paddle boarding at this event for physically disabled New Zealanders! Waka ama and paddle boarding will be held at the Kopua Domain, Marine Parade, Raglan from 9.30am - ... Ngarunui Beach