Backpackers Central Hamilton

846 Victoria Street3204HamiltonNew Zealand
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About Backpackers Central Hamilton

Located just steps from the bars and clubs on Victoria Street, Backpackers Central Hamilton offers clean budget accommodation with secure keycard access.

Accommodation available ranges from standard single and double rooms to six-person dorms. Some rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and all private rooms feature a flat-screen TV.

The modern communal area features a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and living space ideal for meeting travellers from around the world. An expansive deck overlooking the action on Victoria Street rounds out the amenities.

A simple free breakfast is available each morning. Guests looking to satisfy a craving for spicy food only need to head across the street to Indian Aroma Restaurant and Takeaways to enjoy everything from Lamb Korma to Paneer

Outdoor enthusiast can enjoy watersports and other activities on Lake Rotoroa, three kilometres from Backpackers Central Hamilton. Rugby fans won’t want to miss the chance to watch the Chiefs take on all comers at the Waikato Stadium, just 15 minutes’ walk away.


846 Victoria Street, 3204, Hamilton, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)8391928 | Fax: +64(7)8084270 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Unbeatable Victoria Street location

One of the very first things guests bring up in their reviews is this backpacker’s location. In their mind it can’t be beat, since they find themselves not only in the centre of Hamilton but right on its most vibrant street. Guests like that it’s just a short stroll to cafes, bars and even a number of attractions.

Excellent communal amenities

Travellers seem to have only good things to say about the communal facilities available at this property. The whole lounge area earns praise for its layout and guests mention that, perhaps since alcohol is not served on site, it has a unique atmosphere. Even the communal bathrooms are praised for being both clean and functional.

Free breakfast

The free breakfast offered each morning here seems to come as a pleasant surprise to those staying here. While described as simple, the fact that it is available free of charge allows budget travellers to reduce food spend.

Negative Reviews

Can get noisy

Guests report a number of sources of noise that lead to them experiencing difficulty getting some rest. The backpackers is located on a busy street and guests report noise from revellers down below causing some issues. Banging doors and other guests passing by in the hallways are another source of disturbance.

Beds could be improved

The beds here are described as a little uncomfortable. The soft mattresses and old bedding seem to combine to create a less than ideal sleeping environment.

Poor room ventilation

It is pointed out that some of the rooms here do not have windows. These are said to lack proper alternative ventilation, leading to a stale and oppressive environment.

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Rating Overview

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7.5 out of 10 based on 498 reviews