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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So yes this hostel is in the centre and not too far from the bus station which is good. They also offer free breakfast - nothing fancy but it is free and there is free wifi too. I was able to use the computers in the hostel which is great. But the dorm room I stayed in was not great....

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Lark-Manager, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay. Safe Travels!! Kind regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant expect much from city hostels of course, but this hostel is far below average. Decent common room/ Kitchen. The beds (bunks) are just horrible, very hard to get a good night of sleep. Very stuffy in the room too. I reckon that this hostel survives cause its basically the only option in terms of hostels. Will not return here...

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Lark-Manager, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay. Safe Travels!! Kind regards.

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bathrooms / showers are fantastic and clean. The common areas area also pretty big so it's not too crammed in the busier periods. There are some real nice walks nearby and I have always found the staff extra friendly in a genuine way and helpful. rooms can get a bit stuffy but nothing opening a window and your door...

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Lark-Manager, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased to see your great comments!! Safe Travels!! Kind regards Lark

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hostel in march, close to the town and local amenities, staff helpful, very clean and quiet at night. Free tea and coffee available in kitchen. Would recommend. Close to Waikato river, bars and restaurants

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Lark-Manager, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay. We are so pleased to see your satisfaction of your stay!! Safe Travels!! Kind regards. Lark

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice place to stay, good staff. I would stay here again. I think then quality is what you would expect for the price. I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel and so i wasn't disappointed. For what it is, a backpackers there were no problems and the friendly staff made the stay great.

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Lark-Manager, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay. Your feedback is absolutely value for us. We are a hardworking team always passionate about our services. We look forward to seeing you !! Kind regards. Lark

Reviewed 18 February 2017

I stayed here as my friend was getting married in Hamilton. The hostel was just down the road from the reception venue so a perfect location. It's on the main street of hamilton. It is a basic back packers and seems like a pitt stop for back packers whilst they are traveling around NZ . i had a single room...

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Sam H, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay, and congratulation for your friends marriage!! We look forward to seeing you in near future!! Kind regards. Lark

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We book a private room for 2 night. Pro: - Kitchen on our level is perfect; Kitchenware, plates, pots... everything you need. - Really quiet and respectful people all around. Staff is helpful for your needs but doesn't engage much. - Cleanest Hostel I've seen in my trip. Felt like an hotel. Con: Need Ventilation really bad in certain room....

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Sam H, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Much appreciated your feedback. Your comments are absolutely value for us!! Safe Travels!! Kind regards. Lark

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We don't expect too much when we stay at backpackers accommodation. We paid $79 per night for our double room which isn't a bad price but... the bed was broken- one of the legs had snapped off and was propping the bed up; our room smelt so bad; the pillows were very flat and lumpy. It really felt like it...

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Sam H, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Much appreciated your feedback. Your comments are absolutely value for us. We are going to check the beds condition as soon as possible. Thank you very much for let us know. Safe Travels!! Kind regards. Lark

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Old, used rooms and beds compared with too high prices and quite noisy due to the air condition outside the window. We recommend don't book it!! In addition, the service was not really helpful. But the highlight was the following: We just "booked" our room at the reception onside. After we saw the room, we wanted to cancel our room...

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Sam H, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay and we apologize for inconvenience caused. I have checked the noise for the air condition, but the air condition works very well and very quiet. This is our first time to get air condition noise since we start our backpackers, we will keep on eye and will talk with our mechanic how to...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

- Rooms and beds are very used, - Walls seem to be made from paper - you can book your room online still after the Check in is closed already (Same Day) so you cant Check in, but you have to pay anyway - on side the rates are much higher than online

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Sam H, Manager at Backpackers Central Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay and sorry for your experiences. We have 48 hours cancellations policy we have to charge same day cancellation.(Different condition may apply) However, it seems you have booked online on same day and you could not check-in?, but how did you know that our wall is very thin without staying us? When you book...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As our name suggests, Backpackers Central Hamilton is conveniently located close to most amenities. A range of bed options from dorm (up to 6 bunk beds) to fully furnished single, double and triple, family rooms. We offer modern, safe (24hr access with electronic swipe key), clean and friendly environment with Free Breakfast, Free WiFi for high speed internet, Free Locker in Dorm, Free bed linen, Free coffee and tea, Free parking, Free DVD hire, Fully Stocked Kitchens, BBQ Deck, Guest Laundry, Luggage Storage. Group bookings are our specialty as we have 48 dorm beds, 9 doubles, 3 twins, 2 triples, family and 19 singles. Your satisfaction is our goal, Arrive as guests, Leave as friends! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Central Hamilton

Address: 846 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range: $55 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Central Hamilton 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“standard rule - Book early to get the best room as they do get busy book out completely sometimes.”
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