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9.2Exceptional

193 reviews

193 reviews

Cleanliness 9.4
Location 9.4
Service 9.2
Value for money 9.2
Facilities 9.0
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9.4Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Crucible
170 m
Ian Andersen's gallery
200 m
NZ Malt Whisky Company
210 m
Whiskey Café & Bar
220 m
Living History
240 m

Oamaru Backpackers

47 Tees Street South Hill, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9400 - See map

Conveniently situated in the South Hill part of Oamaru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Executive lounge access

Garden

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Oamaru Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian. A damage deposit of NZD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note children under the age of 16 years cannot be accommodated in dormitory rooms. They are permitted to stay in a private room with an adult. From 3 December 2021 until further notice, All eligible guests will be required to have a ‘My Vaccine Pass’. All guests 12 years old and over, staying at Oamaru Backpackers will either need to be fully vaccinated or have a legitimate exemption from vaccination. The lead booking name is responsible for communicating this to all guests within their group. All guests 12 years old and over will be required to provide proof of vaccination status (fully vaccinated or exempt) at the time of check-in. Failure to provide this may result in your booking cancelled and you will need to arrange accommodation elsewhere.
Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Fitness center

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money9.2
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Oamaru Backpackers

Standard Triple Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 2 bunk be...
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Single Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What kinds of entertainment are available at Oamaru Backpackers?

Oamaru Backpackers offers games room while you lounge at this property, offering travelers with entertainment value all throughout your stay here.

Does Oamaru Backpackers have a fitness center?

Yes! Oamaru Backpackers features fitness center that is conveniently located on site, catering to your active needs to stay in condition while on holiday. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Oamaru Backpackers?

Oamaru Backpackers has car park nearby free of charge for visitors traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What points of interest are nearby Oamaru Backpackers that are in walking range?

While remaining at Oamaru Backpackers, start off your holiday break by discovering the closest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Crucible, Ian Andersen's gallery, and Living History.

At what time of the year is Oamaru Backpackers most popular?

Oamaru Backpackers's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in February.

What was the average room rate for Oamaru Backpackers been in the past month?

The average room rate for Oamaru Backpackers in the past month is 70.08 NZD, compared to city's average of 204.72 NZD.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Oamaru Backpackers's beds?

61.0% of our verified visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's beds. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Oamaru Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Oamaru Backpackers?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Oamaru Backpackers an average rating of 9.8. You can check out more specific customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Oamaru Backpackers?

Past local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Oamaru Backpackers an average rating of 9.0. You can look up on more in depth customer reviews, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Oamaru Backpackers?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

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Experience Comfort and Convenience at Oamaru Backpackers

Welcome to Oamaru Backpackers, a charming and affordable accommodation located in the heart of Oamaru, New Zealand. With its convenient location and comfortable amenities, this backpackers' hostel is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a memorable stay. Check-in at Oamaru Backpackers begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you plenty of time to settle in and explore the vibrant surroundings. The friendly and accommodating staff will be ready to welcome you and assist with any inquiries or requests you may have. Whether you're a solo traveler or part of a group, this hostel offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. When it's time to bid farewell to Oamaru Backpackers, check-out is until 10:00 AM. This gives you ample time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or pack your belongings before continuing your journey. The efficient check-out process ensures that your departure is hassle-free, allowing you to make the most of your day. Please note that Oamaru Backpackers has a child policy in place. Although children are welcome to stay at this hostel, there may be extra charges involved. Please contact the hotel directly for more information regarding the specific charges and policies for children. With its unbeatable location, comfortable amenities, and friendly staff, Oamaru Backpackers is the ideal choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay in Oamaru. Book your stay today and experience the comfort and convenience this charming hostel has to offer.

Unwind and Have Fun at Oamaru Backpackers' Entertainment Facilities

At Oamaru Backpackers, your entertainment needs are well taken care of. Whether you're looking to relax or have some fun, this hostel offers a range of facilities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Indulge in ultimate relaxation with a soothing massage at the on-site spa. Let the skilled therapists melt away your stress and tension, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. After a long day of exploring Oamaru, a massage is the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the hostel boasts a beautiful garden where you can soak up the sunshine and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Take a leisurely stroll or find a cozy spot to read a book. The garden is a peaceful oasis where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you're in the mood for some friendly competition, head to the games room. Challenge your fellow travelers to a game of pool or table tennis. The games room is a lively hub where you can bond with other guests and create lasting memories. Additionally, the shared lounge/TV area provides a comfortable space to relax and socialize. Catch up on your favorite shows or movies on the large-screen TV, or simply unwind with a cup of coffee and engage in conversation with fellow travelers. With its range of entertainment facilities, Oamaru Backpackers ensures that your stay is not only comfortable but also filled with fun and relaxation.

Stay Fit and Active at Oamaru Backpackers

At Oamaru Backpackers, we understand the importance of staying fit and active, even while on vacation. That's why we offer a range of top-notch sports facilities to cater to all your fitness needs. Our state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with modern exercise machines and equipment, ensuring you can maintain your workout routine with ease. Whether you prefer cardio exercises, weightlifting, or strength training, our fitness center has everything you need to keep your body in shape. Additionally, we have a spacious outdoor tennis court where you can enjoy a friendly match with your fellow guests. Perfect for both beginners and experienced players, our tennis court provides a great opportunity to improve your skills or simply have some fun in the sun. You can also borrow rackets and balls from our reception, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own equipment. So, lace up your sneakers and get ready for a thrilling game of tennis at Oamaru Backpackers.

Convenience Facilities at Oamaru Backpackers

Oamaru Backpackers in Oamaru, New Zealand, offers a range of convenient facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. With a laundry service on-site, travelers can easily keep their clothes clean and fresh throughout their trip. Whether you're exploring the rugged landscapes of New Zealand or simply enjoying the local attractions, having access to laundry facilities can be a great convenience. Additionally, Oamaru Backpackers provides Wi-Fi in both public areas and all rooms, allowing guests to stay connected and share their travel experiences with friends and family. Whether you need to catch up on work emails or simply browse the internet for local recommendations, the availability of free Wi-Fi ensures that you can stay connected at all times. For those who prefer to smoke, Oamaru Backpackers has a designated smoking area, providing a comfortable space for smokers to indulge without inconveniencing others. This thoughtful feature ensures that all guests can enjoy a pleasant and smoke-free environment throughout their stay. Furthermore, the hotel offers luggage storage facilities, allowing guests to securely store their belongings and explore the city without the burden of carrying heavy bags. Whether you're checking out of the hotel but have a few hours before your flight, or simply want to explore the city without being weighed down, the luggage storage service at Oamaru Backpackers provides convenience and peace of mind. With its laundry service, free Wi-Fi, designated smoking area, and luggage storage facilities, Oamaru Backpackers goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable and convenient stay for its guests. Whether you're a solo traveler or part of a group, these amenities ensure that you can make the most of your time in Oamaru, New Zealand.

Convenient and Complimentary Car Park at Oamaru Backpackers

At Oamaru Backpackers, we understand the importance of hassle-free travel, which is why we offer a convenient and complimentary car park for our guests. Whether you're embarking on a road trip across New Zealand or simply exploring the charming town of Oamaru, you can rest assured knowing that your vehicle is safely parked on our premises. Our car park is free of charge, allowing you to save on expensive parking fees while you enjoy your stay with us. With ample parking spaces available, you'll never have to worry about finding a spot for your vehicle. This convenience ensures that you can easily come and go as you please, without any transportation-related stress. Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, our car park is designed to accommodate vehicles of all sizes. So, whether you're driving a compact car or a larger vehicle, you can park with ease and peace of mind. Experience the comfort and convenience of our complimentary car park at Oamaru Backpackers and make the most of your visit to Oamaru, New Zealand.





Delicious Delights at Oamaru Backpackers' Shared Kitchen

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Oamaru Backpackers' shared kitchen, where delicious delights await you. This vibrant and well-equipped communal space is a haven for food enthusiasts and budget travelers alike. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice cook, the shared kitchen provides the perfect setting for creating mouthwatering meals and enjoying the company of fellow travelers. Equipped with modern appliances, ample cooking stations, and a wide range of utensils, the shared kitchen at Oamaru Backpackers offers everything you need to whip up a delectable feast. From frying pans to baking trays, you'll find all the tools necessary to showcase your culinary skills. The spacious layout ensures that multiple guests can cook simultaneously, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. With a diverse selection of fresh local produce available nearby, you can experiment with flavors and create dishes that reflect the essence of Oamaru. Whether you're craving a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or a gourmet dinner, the shared kitchen at Oamaru Backpackers provides the perfect space to satisfy your culinary desires. So grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey like no other at Oamaru Backpackers' shared kitchen.

Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at Oamaru Backpackers

Oamaru Backpackers offers a range of comfortable and affordable room options to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, there is a room type for you. For those on a budget, the Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room is a great option. With 15 square meters of space and a cozy bunk bed, you can enjoy a good night's sleep without breaking the bank. If you prefer a bit more privacy, the Double Room is a perfect choice. With 14 square meters of space and a comfortable queen bed, you can unwind and relax after a long day of exploring Oamaru. Booking your stay at Oamaru Backpackers through Agoda not only guarantees you the best prices, but also a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, you can quickly find and book the perfect room for your needs. So why wait? Book your stay at Oamaru Backpackers on Agoda today and enjoy a comfortable and affordable stay in Oamaru.

Discover the Charm of South Hill in Oamaru

Nestled on the picturesque South Island of New Zealand, Oamaru Backpackers is perfectly situated in the heart of South Hill. This vibrant neighborhood offers a unique blend of history, nature, and culture, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience. Step outside the doors of Oamaru Backpackers, and you'll find yourself surrounded by stunning Victorian architecture. Take a leisurely stroll along the charming streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings, including the iconic Oamaru Opera House and the grand Oamaru Public Gardens. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the area as you explore the fascinating Oamaru Historic Precinct, home to an array of galleries, shops, and cafes. South Hill is also a nature lover's paradise. Just a short distance from the hostel, you can discover the breathtaking beauty of the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. Witness the enchanting spectacle of these adorable creatures returning from their day at sea and waddling ashore. For a truly unforgettable experience, be sure to visit at dusk when the penguins make their way back to their nests, creating a magical scene that will leave you in awe. Whether you're a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a charming getaway, South Hill in Oamaru has something for everyone.

Convenient Transportation Options from Nearby Airports to Oamaru Backpackers

Located in the charming town of Oamaru, New Zealand, Oamaru Backpackers is a popular accommodation choice for travelers seeking a comfortable and affordable stay. To reach this cozy hostel nestled in South Hill, Oamaru, there are several convenient transportation options available from the nearest airports. If you are flying into Oamaru Airport, the most convenient way to reach Oamaru Backpackers is by taxi or rental car. The airport is located just a short 15-minute drive from the hostel, making it a quick and hassle-free journey. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal, and rental car services can be pre-booked or arranged upon arrival. For those arriving at Dunedin International Airport, which is approximately 113 kilometers away from Oamaru, there are a few transportation options to consider. The most convenient and time-efficient option is to rent a car at the airport and enjoy a scenic drive to Oamaru. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes, allowing you to soak in the beautiful New Zealand landscapes along the way. Alternatively, you can also take a shuttle bus service from the airport to Oamaru, which offers a more budget-friendly option for travelers. No matter which airport you arrive at, reaching Oamaru Backpackers is a breeze. With various transportation options available, you can easily make your way to this cozy hostel and start exploring all that Oamaru has to offer.

Explore the Rich History and Artistic Charm of Oamaru Backpackers' Surroundings

Nestled in the heart of Oamaru, New Zealand, Oamaru Backpackers offers a prime location surrounded by a plethora of landmarks and attractions that are sure to captivate any traveler. Immerse yourself in the living history of the town at Living History, where you can witness fascinating reenactments and learn about Oamaru's past. For art enthusiasts, Ian Andersen's gallery showcases an impressive collection of contemporary works that are bound to inspire and delight. Step back in time as you wander through Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, a charming district filled with beautifully preserved heritage buildings and quaint shops. Discover the architectural masterpiece that is the Globe, a historic theater that hosts a variety of performances throughout the year. For a truly unique experience, visit The Loft, a creative space that houses local artists' studios and offers a chance to witness their creative process firsthand. Nature lovers will find solace at Bushy Beach, a picturesque coastal reserve known for its resident little blue penguins. Watch as these adorable creatures waddle ashore at dusk, creating an unforgettable wildlife encounter. Delve into the world of steampunk at Steampunk HQ, an interactive museum filled with eccentric inventions and imaginative sculptures. And don't miss a visit to Crucible, a vibrant hub for local artists and craftsmen, where you can browse unique handmade pieces and perhaps even take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir. With its diverse range of landmarks and attractions, Oamaru Backpackers' surroundings offer something for everyone. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or a nature lover, this charming town has it all. Book your stay at Oamaru Backpackers and embark on a memorable journey through Oamaru's rich history and artistic charm.





A Culinary Adventure Awaits

At Oamaru Backpackers, you'll find yourself surrounded by an array of fantastic dining options. Start your culinary adventure at The Last Post Pub Restaurant, where you can indulge in mouthwatering pub grub and enjoy a lively atmosphere. For seafood lovers, The Galley is a must-visit, offering an impressive selection of fresh seafood dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. If you're a whiskey enthusiast, The New Zealand Whisky Company is a hidden gem, where you can sample a variety of premium whiskies. For a delightful breakfast or a quick snack, head to Harbour Street Bakery, known for its delectable pastries and artisan bread. Lagonda is a great choice for those craving international cuisine, with a menu featuring dishes from around the world. If you're in the mood for a traditional Kiwi pub experience, look no further than Star and Garter, where you can enjoy classic pub fare and a wide selection of local beers. For a taste of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine, Fat Sallys is the place to be, serving up delicious tacos, burritos, and margaritas. Coffee lovers will appreciate Bean on Thames, a cozy cafe that offers a selection of specialty coffees and tasty treats. Craft beer enthusiasts should not miss out on a visit to Scotts Brewing Co, a local brewery known for its unique and flavorful brews. And if you're in need of a caffeine fix, Milligans Cafe and Store is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. With such a diverse range of dining options just steps away from Oamaru Backpackers, you're sure to find something to satisfy every craving.

Shop 'til You Drop in Oamaru

Oamaru Backpackers is conveniently located near a variety of shopping landmarks that are sure to delight any avid shopper. Just a short stroll away, Presence on Harbour offers a unique shopping experience with its collection of locally made crafts and gifts. For those interested in pottery and tileworks, Lazy Cat Pottery and Tileworks is a must-visit, showcasing beautifully handcrafted pieces. Adventure Books is a haven for bookworms, with its extensive selection of novels, travel guides, and more. If you're in need of some new camera gear or prints, Photo Shoppe has you covered. Jessie Roberts Store is a treasure trove of vintage clothing and accessories, perfect for those seeking one-of-a-kind fashion finds. Art On Tyne is a vibrant art gallery that showcases the works of local artists, providing the opportunity to take home a unique piece of Oamaru's artistic heritage. Don't miss the craft market, where you can browse stalls filled with handmade crafts and local produce. The Oamaru Textile Exchange is a haven for textile enthusiasts, offering a wide range of fabrics, yarns, and sewing supplies. Lastly, Small Bytes Computing is the go-to place for all your technology needs, with a wide selection of computers, gadgets, and accessories. With such a diverse range of shopping options just steps away from Oamaru Backpackers, your retail therapy cravings are sure to be satisfied!

Affordable Accommodation at Oamaru Backpackers

Looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Oamaru? Look no further than Oamaru Backpackers! With an average room price of just $72, this cozy and welcoming hostel offers unbeatable value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Oamaru, which stands at $110, Oamaru Backpackers provides a wallet-friendly alternative without compromising on comfort or quality. At Oamaru Backpackers, you can enjoy all the essential amenities and services you need for a comfortable stay, without breaking the bank. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, with comfortable beds and modern furnishings. The friendly staff are always ready to assist you with any queries or recommendations, ensuring a hassle-free experience throughout your stay. Whether you're a solo traveler on a tight budget or a group of friends looking for affordable accommodation, Oamaru Backpackers is the perfect choice. Book your stay today and discover the incredible value this hostel has to offer!

Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient: A Great Experience at Oamaru Backpackers

Oamaru Backpackers is a hidden gem in Oamaru, New Zealand, offering clean and comfortable accommodation with stunning sea views. The beds are cozy and inviting, making you feel right at home. The friendly and helpful manager adds a personal touch to your stay, ensuring that your needs are met. One of the standout features of Oamaru Backpackers is its cleanliness and tranquility. The rooms are spotless and well-maintained, providing a peaceful environment for a good night's sleep. The location is also perfect, offering easy access to the town's attractions and activities. The staff members are friendly and accommodating, making your stay even more enjoyable. The ensuite rooms at Oamaru Backpackers are a true delight. They are not only impeccably clean but also offer a comfortable and relaxing space. The lovely garden surrounding the property provides a serene atmosphere, and guests are welcome to help themselves to the fresh fruits and vegetables available. The communal areas are also well-maintained and offer breathtaking views. If you're looking for a charming and convenient place to stay in Oamaru, Oamaru Backpackers is the perfect choice. The single rooms are beautifully decorated and offer fabulous views. The location is ideal for exploring the nearby penguin colony, and the warm and clean atmosphere of the hostel adds to the overall experience. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to stay at Oamaru Backpackers and create unforgettable memories.

Exceptional Customer Ratings at Oamaru Backpackers

Oamaru Backpackers in Oamaru, New Zealand, has garnered exceptional customer ratings across the board. With an impressive overall rating of 9.1, this budget-friendly accommodation has proven to be a popular choice among travelers. One of the standout features highlighted by guests is the incredible value for money offered by the hostel, earning a remarkable rating of 9.3 for value. Guests appreciate the affordable rates without compromising on quality or comfort, making it an excellent option for budget-conscious travelers seeking a memorable stay. Furthermore, Oamaru Backpackers excels in providing top-notch facilities, as reflected in its impressive rating of 9.0. The hostel offers a range of amenities that cater to the needs of every guest. From spacious communal areas to a fully-equipped kitchen, guests have everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The facilities are well-maintained and thoughtfully designed, ensuring a pleasant and convenient experience for all visitors. Cleanliness is another aspect that receives high praise from guests, with Oamaru Backpackers earning an impressive rating of 9.4. Visitors consistently mention the hostel's cleanliness as one of its standout qualities. The dedicated housekeeping team ensures that the rooms and common areas are immaculately maintained, creating a welcoming and hygienic environment for guests to relax and unwind. With such high cleanliness standards, guests can feel at ease knowing that their comfort and well-being are a top priority at Oamaru Backpackers.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

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Housekeeping

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Playground
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
Available in all rooms
  • Carpeting
  • Executive lounge access
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Towels
  • Trash cans

Location

47 Tees Street South Hill, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9400
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Property announcements

Please inform Oamaru Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian. A damage deposit of NZD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note children under the age of 16 years cannot be accommodated in dormitory rooms. They are permitted to stay in a private room with an adult. From 3 December 2021 until further notice, All eligible guests will be required to have a ‘My Vaccine Pass’. All guests 12 years old and over, staying at Oamaru Backpackers will either need to be fully vaccinated or have a legitimate exemption from vaccination. The lead booking name is responsible for communicating this to all guests within their group. All guests 12 years old and over will be required to provide proof of vaccination status (fully vaccinated or exempt) at the time of check-in. Failure to provide this may result in your booking cancelled and you will need to arrange accommodation elsewhere.

Reviews of Oamaru Backpackers from real guests

9.2
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Location9.4
Service9.2
Value for money9.2
Facilities9.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Suzanne from Ireland
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2023

Incredible Oamaru Hostel”

Very comfortable hostel with curtains on bunk beds for privacy. Really comfortable shared spaces, perfect tk relax on and a large television with Netflix. Everything is decorated to a really high standard and it's a nice place to spend time in. Clean kitchen that also provides some free basics such as oil, salt and pepper which most hostels don't do. Would recommend letting the owners know if you are arriving earlier than check in as you can't get into the hostel before check in at 3pm and there is no permanent reception. Would hig

Reviewed April 08, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
SHOUGUO from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2023

very good”

small kitchen but enough for us, very clean, very quiet. feels like home. will stay again when come back

Reviewed February 17, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Choong from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

If you come to Oamaru, you should stay at Oamaru Backpacker. ”

Unlike other backpacker hostels, this property is unique and it’s more like a home for travelers. Each room has its own theme and perfectly equipped. I would say the host is a perfectionist, whatever you need, he has thought about it and ready for you. I will definitely go back to this property if I have chance to visit Oamaru in future. Parking is not a problem and if you want to watch the penguins coming home in the late every, just walk for 10 minutes to the sea shore - be patient, they are very shy.

Reviewed December 03, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Elodie from Belgium
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Lovely stay ”

Great position near by Pingouins Great decoration inside the backpacker, lovely living rooms + beautiful view on the harbour Great people working there Clean, beautiful room = highly recommended Cons: bit cold in one of the bathroom and in the kitchen in winter and not really lots of place in the kitchen to put our stuffs but it isn't so much cons neither as the rest of the backpacker is really really lovely

Reviewed June 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Pui from New Zealand
Group
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

I love this place”

this is a lovely place in Oamaru, staff is very nice, I love the common room and kitchen with a big seaview, cozy and clean, high privacy of dorm room's bed, highly recommend!

Reviewed September 16, 2020
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