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Backpackers Central Hamilton Reviews

846 Victoria St., Hamilton, New Zealand

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78%

Rating
150 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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86%

Thought the owner was lovely and very friendly. The atmosphere was very nice and relaxed. It was nice to chill out and watch films in the evening.


86%

Very helpful staff, very clean hostel and nice facilities: big kitchen and bathrooms. It gets noisy at night.


100%

Awesome!!!!!. Staff were very cooperative and helpful.

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I really enjoyed my stay, and the free breakfast is a nice pleasant surprise. I would definitely recommoned this hostel to my friends


80%

Free breakfast featuring cereal and toast. Key card entry into your rooms. Communal bathroom with adequate number of stalls and shower access. Nice, but slightly small area for watching movies. Large Kitchen. Lockers. Rooms are a bit small, but there were lockers in my room, a large mirror and we had a window. No drinking on site. Can be a bit loud if your neighbors are up late chatting. Overall, nice stay.


54%

Dirty room, smells like hell.


86%

Friendly staff and helpful service alround will recommend

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent customer service. I arrived at 4am to somehow a welcoming greeting :)

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

on window rooms ok. but the inside rooms had no windows and so no ventilation (even though there was ducting on the ceiling). Some backpackers had smelly clothing/ laundary. with this and no ventilation meant rooms were stuffy. The comments i got was , at least prison would have ventilation. I thought that accomodation that was cramped would have required fire sprinklers. especially inside rooms , that had no windows.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


49%

Bedroom was extremely dirty. Stains on the bedspread, hair in the sheets, and a strange smell that hits you as you walk through the door. Bugs aplenty in the bedroom as well. The bathrooms and showers were so dirty that we ended up forgoing a shower just so we wouldn't have to use the facilities. Pros: Plenty of couches in the lounge with free coffee/tea/hot cocoa, which was greatly appreciated. The staff were also pretty cheerful. Terrible overall.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Very helpful staff, polite and informative - hostel itself had a very cosy feel to it and good facilities


69%

Pretty decent hostel, clean, safe, and good location. Wasn't much of an atmosphere though. Upon arrival I was told the price had gone up because they now provide breakfast. Online it mentioned free breakfast, and all over the hostel was posted "free breakfast" so it was frustrating that they charged me extra. The breakfast was a simple cereal and toast, which is nice if it's free, but I didn't have the option to not pay for it. The way the extra charge was handled felt very unprofessional.


71%

The internet didn't always work which was frustrating at times. Not all the rooms had lockers which I wish they had mentioned before I had booked. But they were helpful in moving me to a different room for just a couple extra dollar. It had lockers and a window which the first one didn't so it was a lot nicer. Being located in the basement was a little depressing at times. Overall, an okay place to stay.


74%

At the quieter end of town. Single room had saggy uncomfortable mattress. The sheets smelled clean but had some marks/hairs. Room smelled damp/musty/smokey - told staff who said they would act upon it. Otherwise room spotlessly clean (though heavily marked carpet) and bathrooms excellent and very clean.


83%

Didn't have the free wifi as promised, the internet just worked on the computers in like 5 minutes.......


89%

Very happy to stay here again! Rooms where spacious and had mirrors which was good when preparing for Hamilton night life! Staff were helpful and very welcoming !

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The kitchen/lounge area was really nice, but there seemed to be a shortage of some dishes. There were hardly any spoons or bowls, which is what I needed. The room was utilitarian. It had no windows, but it was a fine place to stay for a night.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Hostel itself good but waited for a while to get checked in and then someone else was served first. There was no atmosphere at all and the facilities were not very clean. This is not the place to stay if you want to socialise and meet other travellers. On weekdays there is a free shuttle around town including the hostel and the bus station which should be stated on check in.


63%

One of my list favourites hostels I stayed while traveling around NZ. It's a lodge for long term people. The staff did try being super nice (thanks!) but the place just didn't fit. My room smelled cigarettes, specially the bed linen. On positive side the room was huge and had fridge and TV.


63%

The cameras are not necessary and giving not a good atmosphere. It was clean and safe but not personal at all. Didnt worth the high price! Stayed in so much hostels with a lower price and more warm atmosphere.


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