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Around the hostel
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Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Join the HI Community
At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Hamilton: Hot air ballooning
Head up and away at the crack of dawn in a hot air balloon over the Waikato region’s lush lowlands, farmlands, bush-clad extinct volcanoes and New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato River. On clear days spy two of the North Island’s mighty mountains: Mt Ruapehu (2,797m) and Mt Taranaki (2,518m). The wind dictates speed, direction and destination so no two flights are the same. The folks in Hamilton are so hooked on ballooning, they throw an annual festival launching 30 balloons into the skies over five-days. After soaring through the bluebird skies, land at YHA Hamilton.