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140 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Ranked #41 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Arrived here feb 2013 for 1night. The reception staff didnt have a clue one was german and didnt understand a lot of english and the other looked stoned and was unhelpful. No free wifi. The rooms wernt cleaned properly we had someones bedding from the night before, and there is nothing to do in hamilton seriously NOTHING! But there was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The guy working at the desk was pretty bad. It seemed like he really didn't like the fact that we were there and needed to check in and had questions. I guess maybe we were bothering him while he was busy on his cell phone? This was our 3rd YHA and definitely the least friendly staff we encountered. The rooms... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I am so angry, upset and disappointed we stayed at this nightmare backpackers as it has completely ruined our holiday to NZ. We have stayed at a number of backpackers on our holiday so we are not a stranger to them and they have proven to be little gems until THIS one. We paid approx $130 for 2 nights for... More 

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights here and it was okay. We had a double ensuite room on the top floor of the hostel. It was quiet at night and the linen and towels were very clean and of a good standard, but it was quite cramped. We probably found it worse than others as we are both six... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Being the first hostel 'Ive stayed in i was expecting the worst - but I was surprised. The room I stayed in was a twin with ensuite - although I only booked a twin. First I was greeted by a super friendly guy at the reception who was more than happy to show us around the hostel, once inside the... More 

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Address: 140 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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