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Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton

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846 Victoria StreetHamilton3204New Zealand

No-frills hostel in Hamilton
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Quite clean
More comfort would be nice
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From 101 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton

from $20
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room, 3 Bedrooms
  • Quadruple Room, 4 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Refrigerator
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 4 Bedrooms, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Mixed Dorm)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Corner

What’s around Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton


  • Hamilton Central Business District - 1 min walk
  • Hamilton Centre Place - 8 min walk
  • Founders Theatre - 9 min walk
  • SkyCity Hamilton - 12 min walk
  • Seddon Park - 13 min walk
  • Waikato Stadium - 13 min walk
  • Prodrive Golf - 16 min walk
  • Waikato Museum of Art and History - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpackers Central Hamilton Hostel
  • Backpackers Central Hamilton
  • Backpackers Central


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 4 private rooms or 12 beds in a dorm room. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 80 reviews

Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton
Very Good8.0
Adequate but soft bed
I had a twin room with a bathroom. The room size was adequate but the beds were soft , it felt like an air mattress sort of soft. The hostel was quiet and the Wi-Fi was fast and reliable. The kitchen was adequate but could use some more accessories for cooking. The location is ok but its at the other end of where most restaurants are located.
Rudolf, us3 night trip with friends
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton
Close to bus stop.
The kitchen area is large and clean. The free breakfast is white bread and jam and butter and cereal. The bed was not comfortable and the room had no window. It was fine for a night to crash, but wouldn't linger. On the plus side there is a path along the river just past the hostel that is good for walks/runs. Also a nice pool one block up if you like to swim laps.
Sheila, usRomance trip
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton
Very Good8.0
Tidy room all basic comforts.very good front of house service. Location fabulous, easy to find and parking a bonus.
Milly, nz1 night trip
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton
Very Good8.0
The backpackers was actually way better than I expected after reading previous reviews,but the person on the front desk could be more welcoming and not complain that everyone is checking in at the same time..there was only one guy in front of me....The room was very good, except it was right next to the outside stairs/fire escape which about 20 people clonked their way up while I tried to relax after a long drive. Apart from those things, and the fact I had a rash develop from the bed sheets, and the same grumpy person checked me out, I would probably stay there again
A Traveler, nz1 night trip
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton
Ok for one-two nights
Creepy guy at the reception.
Vita, ca2 night trip

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Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton

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