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 21st - Nov 4th) New Works by Chris Meek. Studeo gallery
  • (Oct 29th - Oct 30th) *Only 2 places left. 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 ... Raglan Sunset Motel
  • (Nov 5th - Nov 5th) Stay Sexy NZ! The Solomon Cole Band are a Hot/sexy/rock'n'roll/blues & Soul Explosion All the Way From Little Ole' Waiheke Island. Their debut album "Bruises" is out Oct 21st on Aeroplane Music Records via all ... YOT Club
  • (Nov 12th - Jan 28th 2017) Arts, Crafts, Bric a Brac, sausage sizzle, food, fun. Come along to Raglan for the day and check out what's on offer. There will be something for everyone. Raglan Club
  • (Nov 19th - Nov 19th) Early bird tickets - purchase at the Club! You are in for a treat! The Toner Sisters & Dave Maybee & The Country Pickers Show Band will Rock the House! Join them for an evening of great music, song & ... Raglan Club
  • (Dec 3rd - Dec 3rd) Waikato Rocks are proud to bring 'Music and Dance Festival' to the beautiful Raglan this December the 3rd. This family-friendly event is to promote and showcase the Original Music and Dance from our Waikato Region! ... Te Kopua Domain