Hostels in Hamilton fill up fast so you'll have to apply early.

In a hostel, you have your own room but share bathroom and laundry facilities. Some hostels provide meals - others don't.

Self-catering hostels (where you provide your own food) start from $100 per week for a single room. In many hostels, you'll need to provide your own blankets, linen, pillow, towels, kitchen and eating utensils.

Hamilton Hostels


Corner of Clarence and Pembroke Streets.

A 10 minute walk from the city campus, and near the Orbiter bus route which goes past Wintec's Rotokauri Campus. The YWCA provides permanent or casual accommodation for both men and women.

Each room has a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, study lamp, chest of drawers, and a telephone jack point.

There is a kitchen on each floor with a stove, microwave, fridge and freezer. There are coin operated laundry facilities, coin operated internet facility, TV and video.

Hill Street Lodge

4 Hill St

This 31-room hostel is just across the street from Wintec City Campus. It is divided into four blocks of units.

Pots, crockery and cutlery are provided in the kitchen but you'll need to take your own linen.

Residents make their own meals. No alcohol or partying is permitted on the premises. Smoking is allowed outside only.

The rent includes the cost of electricity.

The lodge holds one week's rent as bond. Rent must be paid weekly in advance.

Longview Taurima Hostel

17 Cameron Road

Provides a Christian environment for 54 residents. All rooms are single and have a bed with drawers, a built-in desk, a wardrobe and a chair. Staff are on duty 24 hours per day. Meals are provided seven days per week, with tea/coffee/milo and toast/fruit available between meals.

Late dinners are available if you have evening classes, sports practices etc. Linen is included.

Other facilities include TV/Video, Sky TV, table tennis table, pool table.

Studio Homes

Knox St, Vine St and Peachgrove Rd

Each studio contains a shower, toilet, kitchenette with electric frying pan, fridge, microwave, king single bed with duvet and pillows, workstation, wardrobe, couch, telephone and power points.

Each one bedroom apartment contains a double bed with duvet and pillows, bedside tables, couch, TV, kitchenette with fridge/freezer, microwave and electric frying pan, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, dining table and chairs.

Rates depend on the property.