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Featured Hostels in Hamilton

Backpackers Central Hamilton
2 out of 5
846 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $26
per night
Dec 31 - Jan 1

Situated in Hamilton, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Hamilton Central Business District and SkyCity Hamilton. Hamilton Gardens is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) ...

3.6/5Good! (120 reviews)
Comfortable and quiet

"Bit far from bars but it's lovely quite place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2019

Backpackers Central Hamilton
Microtel Lodge Hamilton
2 out of 5
140 Ulster Street, Hamilton
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Located in the heart of Hamilton, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hamilton Central Business District and SkyCity Hamilton. Hamilton Gardens is 3.1 mi (4.9 ...

3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)
good location and value

"good location , good value has all basic needs only issues at peak periods off street parking can all be taken and ran out of hot water as well due to peak period stay would stay again though as reasonably priced"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2019

Microtel Lodge Hamilton
Matamata Backpackers
2 out of 5
61 FIRTH STREET MATAMATA, Matamata
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $51
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Situated in Matamata, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Founders Park and within 12 miles (20 km) of Hobbiton Movie Set and Lake Karapiro. Matamata Golf Club ...

4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
On our stop to hobbiton

"This was a nice hostel but if I had to rebook I would probably choose somewhere else for my husband and I. I would really say it was set up for a younger crowd. My husband and I stayed here after visiting hobbiton. We’re in our late 20’s. The outdoor space this hostel has is great, lots of tables, ..."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Matamata Backpackers
Raglan Backpackers
2 out of 5
6 Wi Neera St, Raglan, Waikato
CA $68
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

Situated in Raglan, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Raglan & District Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Raglan Golf Club and Ngarunui Beach. Whale Bay ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great Location!

"Location was great, like 1~2 mins away from the closest seashore and we can see the sunset! Town centre is also in 1 min, which was good. Only what I wished is the Wi-Fi connection. Connection was good in the Lounge but not strong enough once getting in to the room."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Raglan Backpackers
Karioi Lodge
1.5 out of 5
5B Whaanga Rd, Raglan, Waikato
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Whale Bay and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Ngarunui Beach. Mount Karioi and Raglan Golf Club are also within ...

Karioi Lodge
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Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
CA $136
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,149 reviews)

"Fantastic room top floor corner aspect. Massive bed and double height ceiling. Staff very friendly great service food was amazing 😉"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Fountain City Motor Inn
Fountain City Motor Inn
4 out of 5
305 Ulster Street, Hamilton
CA $94
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
4.1/5Very Good! (777 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable room good location and nice grounds"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2019

Fountain City Motor Inn
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
CA $112
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,162 reviews)

"I'm happy. Staff is nice people. Good place. 다음에 또 가겠습니다"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for low-cost places to stay in Hamilton, a hostel in town might be a great choice. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Hamilton for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. If you're hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the gardens while you're here.

Hostels in Hamilton

Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start looking:

Backpackers Central Hamilton - Located within a 20-minute walk of SkyCity Hamilton. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Microtel Lodge Hamilton - Located within a 20-minute walk of SkyCity Hamilton. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You'll find linens in all rooms.

Matamata Backpackers - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers and lockers in all rooms.

Karioi Lodge - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

University of Waikato Halls of Residence - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You'll find showers, desks, and coffee/tea makers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Hamilton?

The weather can be important when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while August and July are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 73° F and nighttime temperatures average 57° F
  • April-June: 68° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 61° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 71° F during the day and 50° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.25 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Hamilton?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • SkyCity Hamilton
  • Hamilton Gardens
Natural Features
  • Lake Karapiro
  • Memorial Park
  • Claudelands Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Waikato Museum of Art and History
  • Founders Theatre
  • Zealong Tea Estate

Overall, Hamilton is known for its:

  • Gardens
  • Casino gaming
  • Wildlife
  • Parks
  • Festivals
  • Ecotourism
  • Countryside

How to Get to Hamilton and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), located 6.2 mi (10.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Tauranga (TRG), situated 50.7 mi (81.6 km) away.