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Backpackers Central Hamilton

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Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Backpackers Central Hamilton

Backpackers Central Hamilton

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Hamilton

7.4/10 Good

162 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$79
Price available on 03/02/2023
846 Victoria Street, Hamilton, 3204

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Hamilton Central

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 21 min drive


  • Jaipur Walla - 2 min walk
  • Plus 91 Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Thai Classic Cuisine - 3 min walk
  • The Helm - 5 min walk
  • Machina Espresso - 5 min walk

About this property

Backpackers Central Hamilton

Backpackers Central Hamilton is a great choice for a stay in Hamilton. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. The helpful staff and family-friendly amenities get good marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Backpackers Central Hamilton Hostel
Backpackers Central Hamilton
Backpackers Central
Backpackers Central Hamilton Hamilton
Backpackers Central Hamilton Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Backpackers Central Hamilton offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Backpackers Central Hamilton does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Backpackers Central Hamilton on 3 February 2023 start from NZ$79, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Backpackers Central Hamilton?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Hamilton (10-min walk) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Backpackers Central Hamilton?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Helm (5-min walk), Machina Espresso (5-min walk) and The Londoner (5-min walk).
What's the area around Backpackers Central Hamilton like?
Backpackers Central Hamilton is a short 10-minute walk from SkyCity Hamilton and 12 minutes' walk from Waikato Stadium.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Happy with it on the whole. Clean. Shower base was slippery.
Deborah, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

My room was clean and comfortable but the walls were incredibly thin, I could hear everything from the room next door. The kitchen was well equipped but looked a bit tired in places. There wasn’t much of an atmosphere at the hostel but it was okay for a couple of nights.
Amy, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great queen room with en suite, mini fridge, TV, and heat pump, super quiet, off street parking, and an Indian and a Thai restaurant right across the road (I went Thai - super yummy). Kitchen/lounge area very clean and tidy. Highly recommended.
Karolyn, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ryan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The quests were loud, people coming in after 3am partying in their rooms from 23 down. We got absolutely no sleep and couldn’t wait to leave
Raylene, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We felt safe because just 3 of us in the room. Toilet & bathroom were clean but mixed anyway.
Yenny, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

JIHYUN, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Front of house receptionist ws fantastic
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

No parking
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review