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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Interacting with our local staffs to know about New Zealand culture. Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible get in school. If you want to do it now you’ve probably always wanted to. You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? Now’s the time to do it!!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I was very happy working at Backpackers Central, Lark and Jade are friendly people and they will help you out with any problem you have. I spent around 2 weeks, and unfortunately I had to leave early due to personal problems, but I recommend this place for any backpacker travelling in NZ. Thanks Jade and Lark for being very welcoming.

3 months ago

Lark replied

Hi Jonatas,
Thank you very much for your contribution.
We'll welcome you any time when you get better health condition.
Safe Travels and all the best!!.


The team is great! The work is not too hard. I met amazing people. Thank you guys!

4 months ago

Lark replied

Hi Fab,
Thank you very much for your efforts and time.
We enjoyed working with you in the hostel, which gave us new fresh air that experience you have had on your journey.
We hope you all the best and good luck with your trip!!
Backpackers Central Team!!


It was a good experience working at Backpackers Central. The staff is just great! They're very helpful and it was fun to work with them. The work is not too much and all in all you'll make a good deal.
Thank you BC- Team!

4 months ago

Lark replied

Hopefully you've enjoyed working with us.
We wish all the best and safe travels!!


Working on Backpackers Central was unforgettable! The staff was really lovely and fun, I felt like home! The place has a really nice structure and a perfect location in Hamilton! The work wasn't hard, it's basically cleaning!
Jade, Shirey, Scott, Lark and Sam, thanks for all! I hope I can see you guys again because I'll miss you!

Thanks for making part of my story. <3

5 months ago

Lark replied

Hi Vaki,
Thank you very much for your hard work and efforts!!Much appreciated your contributions and we all miss you a lot.
We all wish you the best and hopefully we can catch up in future!!
Backpackers Central Team


I had a nice experience in Backpackers Central. Great staff and so good people. The hostel is big and confortable. Work is not hard working there. I didn't have any problem and i always recibed the best of them.

Free breakfast, three kitchens, carpark, and two free days a week. Good acomodattion too.


Thanks you for all!

Mariano Camilli

6 months ago

Lark replied

Hi Mariano,
We are so pleased to see your great feedback here. You guys are super awesome!! We all hope for the best !! Safe Travels!!

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About Backpackers Central

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About the host

As our name suggests, 'Backpackers Central Hamilton' is on the northern edge of Hamiltons CBD on the main street, river side 846 Victoria St. Look for our distinctive funky green signage. Modern, safe (24hr access with electronic swipe key), clean and friendly within 7 minutes (6 minutes from the transit center!) to most amenities. A range of bed options from dorm (up to 4 bunk beds) to fully furnished single and double rooms. Well appointe...

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