Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

- For a full refund, cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the arrival date.
- Charge the first night when a guest cancels a booking within 48 hours of arrival.
- Do refund via bank transfer or to credit card and refund transaction fees must be paid by customers.
- A deposit can be charged prior to your arrival.
- No refund will be given after arrival should you alter your reserved dates or leave for any reason before your reserved departure date. We offer a free accommodation voucher for canceled nights.
- Group booking requires 10 % deposit (Non-refundable) to confirm a reservation and $200 bond is required for damages and will be refunded upon departure into a nominated bank account provided.
- Full amount of payments must be paid 7 days before the arrival date for group booking.
- We can't accept booking modification 5 days before check-in or after full payment for group booking.

Additional Terms and Conditions

- No Cash payment policy. Please pay by your debit or credit card in principle.
- Our check-in time is between 2 pm and 9 pm, After 9 pm, late check-in must be prearranged before arrival.
- Request your photo ID and $10 for a key deposit on arrival. We will return your key deposit on check-out.
- The parking is first to come first serve basis and need to get the parking pass at the reception.
- We reserve the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit card.
If a booking is made with an invalid credit card, we may cancel your reservation without notice.
- No drugs and alcohol permitted on-site.
- The hostel does not allow the presence of animals.
- Guests responsible for fire alarm activation will be responsible for the fines and fees applied by the local Fire department and services
- In case of violation of the regulations, the hostel reserves the right to remove the guest from the hostel for good - without any refunds given.
- All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has parental rights and responsibilities for the under 18-year-old guest.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Backpackers Central Hamilton

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Backpackers Central Hamilton is located in the heart of Hamiltons CBD on the main street. 6 minutes of walking away from Hamilton Transport Centre. Modern, safe (24hr access with electronic swipe key), clean and affordable.

We know backpackers well so have everything they need. High-Speed unlimited WiFi, free breakfast, free big lockers, free car park, well-appointed kitchens, guest laundry, etc. Our backpackers' central team is always ready to provide personalized service should you need anything at all.
Your satisfaction is our goal, Arrive as guests, Leave as friends!

Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the arrival date.
Charge the first night when a guest cancel a booking within 48 hours of arrival

Please note that parking is a first come first serve basis.

No refund will be given after arrival should you alter your reserved dates or leave for any reason before your reserved departure date. We offer a free accommodation voucher for cancelled nights.
Group booking requires 10 % deposit (Non-refundable) to confirm a reservation
Full amount payments are needed 7 days before the arrival dates for group booking
We can't accept booking modification 5 days before check-in or after full payment .
Different terms & conditions may apply on special occasions.

Request $20 or your ID for key deposit when you check-in. We will return your key deposit when you check-out.
The parking is first come first served but there is plenty parking available
We reserve the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit card
No drugs, smoking and alcohol permitted on-site
Some rooms have no windows

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.5

  • Security 7.1

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 5.4

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    Great hostel for the money. Whenever I find myself in Hamilton again, I will stay here. Reception was great as well.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Nov 2019
    All facilities were big, easy to use, and very clean. The atmosphere is filled mostly with people either working or just traveling to somewhere else. Overall a good stay. Free breakfast is always really awesome
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Nov 2019
    Met all my needs as a backpacker, got to stay in a dorm room by myself (a real luxury!!), the mattress could have been more comfortable but just fine for the price. I felt reasonably safe, bathroom good, breakfast was a nice touch.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2019
    The staff was very friendly but there wasn’t too much atmosphere, it mostly seemed like people looking for work and living there for a while. There was a job board that was helpful if you were trying to find jobs. The beds were a bit creaky but the staff kept the kitchen really clean and the free breakfast was nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Nov 2019
    Pros: good staff, clean place Cons: worst mattress I’ve ever slept one, beds are squeaky
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    I was on the top bunk and it squeeked so badly. I felt bad for the person asleep on the bottom having to put up with it. My room got quiet stuffy too. The lockers in my room where falling apart and needed replacing. I felt wary storing my valuables in them as they could easily be broken into even with a lock. Free breakfast each morning was a great thing to have for people on a budget.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Jan 2020
    The only thing really standing between this hostel and greatness is a little TLC. The basics are all there - good lounge areas, two proper kitchens, even some weeknight events. However, it felt like a long time since anyone really cared about this property. The furniture is worn and scratched, and the 'ensuite' in my private room was just a toilet and sink half-hidden by a single fake wall, complete with some of the previous occupant's hair. There was little atmosphere and no noise control.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    13 Jan 2020
    The kitchen facilities were very poor - it took us over an hour to make a basic tea. One oven and hob did not get hot at all so we’re unusable (even staff told us they were rubbish which questions why they have not been replaced?). This left only one oven with 4 hobs on top to be used by everyone on our floor of the hostel, however, the oven and hob could not be turned on at the same time as it was not powerful enough and therefore did not cook food quick at all. TV in our room also did not work
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    05 Jan 2020
    Staff are friendly and helpful but the hostel isn’t that clean (specifically the kitchen) and it’s a bit run down. It’s not a great atmosphere either, fine for a group, but I wouldn’t recommend for solo travellers/ more than one night
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.0


    18 Nov 2019
    The rooms are in the basement, so there are no windows. My mattress was so old and worn out that I would have been more comfortable with a blanket spread out on the floor. But there was a free breakfast every morning, whereby the money for said food should be better invested in a truck load of new mattresses. But the best was when I wanted my $20 for the key deposit back when I checked out and was told that there was no note in the system that I had paid a deposit there. Avoid at any cost!!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi