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Backpackers Central Hamilton Reviews

846 Victoria St., Hamilton, New Zealand

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80%

Rating
177 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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71%

Rooms hot and stuffy, other than that it was fine


86%

Stayed there for cricket, close to the stadium, so a big plus. Our side of the dorm had no windows, so sometimes it felt stuffy. Had lockers in the room. Co-ed bathrooms which were reasonably clean.


80%

We appreciated the breakfast and the use of a fridge in the room.

  • 9th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

No ventilation in South facing dorms ,terribly stuffy


74%

the rooms are really hot hope there are a fans or air condition

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I only stayed in Hamilton briefly but this was a really nice hostel with excellent facilities and friendly staff.


54%

Stuffy and cramped rooms and kitchen common area with no windows. Unfriendly staff, limited internet access. Good for one night but not more.

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69%

I had a room with a private bathroom. Sink and toilet were clean, but the floor hadn't been swept in quite some time. There was hair all over the place, it was pretty nasty. The carpet hadn't been vacuumed either. The next day after checking out I had little welts or bites all over my body so I'm thinking the sheets hadn't been changed either. Guess this room was "missed" by the cleaner.


86%

Nice hostel in the middle of cowtown (hamilton) comfy beds and ok sized rooms, plenty showers and toilets. Staff fruendly and helpful, nice large kitchen and common area with digital tv and DVDs to rent. One snag is zero alcohol policy but even saying that's its a very minor problem. Would stay here again


74%

A strange hostel that does some things amazingly well, but then fails in others. Really enjoyed the included breakfast, the swipe card entry into the rooms (which also had lockers inside too), and the included Wi-Fi! On the other hand, the place is in need of an upgrade as the mattresses were a bit worn down, the halls and kitchen a little worn down as well. The staff were super friendly though which was nice.


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)


86%

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


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