Accommodation in Hamilton
Hamilton has a great variety of accommodation, but only a limited selection that could be described as cheap. If you do not have friends or family to stay with on your arrival in Hamilton there is a YWCA Hostel within easy walking distance from NZIHT campus that offers single and twin share room for both men and women. Accommodation is available on nightly (from $30 pp) and weekly rates (from $145 pp). An $80 bond is required for stays less than 4 weeks and $290 for stays longer than 4 weeks. You can get full information at www.hamilton.ywca.org.nz/hostel/ explaining all the facilities. Please be aware that check in times for the YWCA hostel are usually midday but you can book a room for the previous day if you want to arrive after 7am when reception opens. If your arrival time is late at night or early morning you can book a lodge near the Auckland airport and travel the next morning.
Once settled in Hamilton and interacted with other students most of our students go flatting in a shared situation at a cost of approximately $120-$160 per week per person, but you need to supply furniture and household goods and also pay for power usage.