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MicroTel

140 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Ranked #33 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only spent one night here but it was a truly enjoyable experience. I spent the night here as it was easy to get to the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton. The place itself was really small but the rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and each room has an ensuite bathroom. There's not much space in the rooms itself... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed in the YHA Hamilton while passing through Hamilton on the Te Araroa Trail and again when we had finished. We couldn't resist going back for more because we had struck up such a lovely comradeship with the manager on our first visit. The hostel rooms are great as they are all en-suite, impeccably clean and our room even... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The staff is very friendly. The location is not the best but if you've a car, you don't mind. The dormitory rooms are okay. But not too big. The ceiling is very low... If you sleep on the top bed. Take care of your head when you wake up. The shower is very very small. The kitchen is okay, but... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hostel is very clean and the communal areas are excellent, the rooms are tiny but tidy, even though the bathroom was a bit too small. The location isn't great, but Yvonne, the owner, will do anything she can to help you and that's always a massive plus.

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Duisburg
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18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent two nights at the YHA Hamilton and enjoyed it. The dorm was large and clean, just like The kitchen. The beds have been a Real blessing, they were one of the best ones so far. The host Yvonne is just a sweatheart! She just started working here and she is totally in her Job. The People are also... More 

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wellington
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed here over the new year for three nights. The rooms were tiny but clean. Noise could be heard through the walls from other guests. Wifi was free which was great. The place is located to far from town especially if you have a heavy bag. Bus route 18 and 21 will get you to the transport centre and... More 

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18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

YHA Hamilton is a little bland, but I met some lovely people in the kitchen to make up for that. The communal facilities are quite good for a YHA, but my room looked like my first attempt at decorating and the beds are precisely too small to be really annoying for someone 6'3". It's also next to a busy intersection... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I had a similar thought about the microscopic driveway when I first saw the YHA. Luckily during my stay there were at most 2 other cars in the car park plus my own car so that made getting in and out a whole lot easier. I was met by a kind lady, and even though I had paid for a... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On first sighting all I could think of was how on earth are people supposed to park in that tiny carpark or even get their cars through the narrow driveway! And then there is the 20 point turn to get your car out again and onto the busy highway right on a busy traffic lights intersection. The bunk rooms are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I had flown from Melbourne into Auckland, hired a car and driven to Hamilton to stay overnight before heading onto Rotorua the following day. Unfortunately our flight was delayed (and we'd overlooked the 'call ahead for outside reception hours access' on our booking notes) so when we FINALLY managed to locate this YHA (not at all obvious... More 

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