New Zealand



J's Backpackers is in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Phone: +64 7 856 8934


Margaret, Eru and Missy your hosts andPearly, Fleur and the rest of the team are ready to welcome you.  We are a small, peaceful hostel on the southern edge of the city.  Easy access to the airport, the city gardens and community shopping complex. Finding us is easy as we are just near the end of Grey Street where it joins Highway 1 opposite the Hamilton Gardens Entrance.

1st left after the bridge coming from north.

From Cambridge (south), shift into right lane when you see the Hamilton Gardens sign and then Grey Street is signposted to the right.

 Why Stay in Hamilton?

Hamilton Gardens - over 20ha of Parks and Gardens.  Chinese Scholar Garden, English Flower Garden, Perfumed Garden, Japanese Garden of Contemplation, Italian Renaissance, American Modernist, Rose garden and and even a vegetable garden where you can purchase in season produce! Access to the gardens is free. The theme garden are open between sunrise and sunset. There are a restaurant and cafe in the gardens. A great placefor contemplating your navel and life in general!

River Walks - You can wander or cycle along the riverbank to the centre of the city, enjoying the many parks and gardens along the way or just sit on the bank and contemplate the water of the mighty Waikato as it passes.

Cafe Scene - The southern end of Victoria Street (our main street), is where the cafes have concentrated. There are over 40 cafes, bars and restaurants within a short walk and all have a different atmosphere to suit the experience you want. Just down the road from the Hostel are several interesting cafes and of course the 'American fast food chains' are there as well.

Lake Rotoroa - close to city centre surrounded by parks and gardens. This is a natural peat lake that drains a large area of peatlands to the south and east of the city.

Zoo - NZ's leading rural zoo - the theme is one of conservation. With a large open air aviary and endangered animals in open grass enclosures. The latest additions are 2 large bengali tigers. You have to eyeball these to have lived!

 Beds and Prices

Twin 1

- two single beds

- $40 for room / night

Twin 2, 3, 4

- Trio bunk (Double with single above)

- $40 for room / night

Dorm 1

- two bunks

- up to 4 people

- $17 per bed / night

Dorm 2

- three bunks

- up to 6 people

- $17 per bed / night


- two bunks one is Trio

- up to 5 people

- $19 per bed / night

$2 Linen Charge (Duvet) $1 Towel Hire

Blankets are free if you jave your own sleeping bag or sheet

$3 per day room heater charge 

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J's Backpackers is in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Phone: +64 7 856 8934