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 6.3

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.6

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay I really like how they include breakfast and have coffee tea facilities. Recommend to every traveller as local people stay there who know the city and can help and direct if required . Super friendly atmosphere
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    26 Aug 2019
    This hostel has everything you need and the staff were really nice and helpful. Would say that there wasn't the best vibe with the other people staying but that probably varies, the hostel has lots of activities hosted in the evenings which is nice. The room would have been very cramped if it had been full but luckily was just us in it. Good value for money as includes breakfast and I think was in a pretty ideal location for Hamilton.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Sep 2019
    Good location, parking on site. Kitchen is a bit dirty. But otherwise fine.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    This place was fine - I would recommend it. I just needed somewhere to crash overnight & it suited the purpose. It was secure & clean. The manager was very accommodating of my leaving early (even letting me have some milk for free to make my brekky).
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    11 May 2019
    Best part- they provide lockers in the rooms that you can lock with your own lock (none of this pay to use a locker or "don't worry- everyone who stays here is honest" nonsense). Worst part- bed was awful. A creaky bunk bed. I slept on top of a tripled over duvet to give myself at least a little bit of cushioning between myself and the springs.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    28 Aug 2019
    For the price, the quality of accommodation is fair. Simple breakfast food available in the morning, which was nice. However, the whole bottom floor, where my room was, had a distinct locker room, dirty-shoes kind of smell. Don't think I'll stay again because of that.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    23 Aug 2019
    Was alright stayed for 2 nights unfortunately the room I booked had been double booked over my room and I had booked months before I actually came, other than that was an okay stay, blankets didn’t cover the bed properly and tv was in the corner of the room and couldn’t move it to watch it. Was abit of a let down
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Booked two nights but when we arrived apparently it was only for the second night. Had to move us around. Man at desk wasn’t very helpful about it
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    08 Apr 2019
    I has been wealcomed by an unpolite man. He barely looked me, and he answered at my questions about the hostel and the city with simple “yes” o “no”. I don’t remember his name, but I think he was from India or Pakistan (I say that just because then you get who I mean). The facilities were pretty old, but normally I don’t pay attention at this things. Atmosphere really bad. However I have to add that during checkout I met a better guy and girl who were really nice and polite. But it was too late.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Oct 2019
    I stayed at Hamilton for one night, and the only good thing was the free breakfast/tea and coffee, as well as the shower. Excellent hot water. But, there was absolutely no atmosphere. Nobody spoke to each other. Luckily I was in a room with two friendly girls, otherwise I would’ve left that night. Bed kept creaking all night. The room has no light, super dark (I stayed on the bottom level though). You also have to pay $5 to leave your backpack after you’ve checked out. I’ve never had that.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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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