NZD 27 per night
NZD 27 per night
Empire Hotel Backpackers, Oamaru, New Zealand

Empire Hotel Backpackers

Oamaru, New Zealand - 13 Thames Street

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Description - Hostel

The Empire is a warm, comfortable, friendly hostel with heated bedrooms, hot showers and roomy communal lounges. Kitchens and bathrooms have been recently restored.

High speed internet connection is provided with 3 terminals. WiFi is also available.

Also free are off street parking, video library, pool table, basement storage for bikes or motorbikes and luggage storage.

Staff will provide guidance to help guests make the best of their stay in Oamaru.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 13
  • Year built: 1867
  • Renovated: 2005
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: NZD 27 (New Zealand Dollar)

Double Female Dorm Mixed Dorm Single Twin
  • Check-in: 10:00am
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

The Empire Backpackers offers the independant traveller a comfortable bed, a choice of lounges - one with logfire, TV and 3 internet kiosks. We have well-equipped kitchens, shared bathrooms with endless hot water, and a pool table - all in a central location.

Children permitted Free local phonecalls Gameroom Internet access Linen included No Smoking No curfew Parking (free) Pets not allowed Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (extra charge)

Room amenities

Beds, reading lamp, bedside table, heater

Backpacker facilities Fireplace (wood burning) Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath Telephone Television WIFI


Oamaru is a coastal town on the east coast of the South Island. It was established in Victorian times from the local white limestone. The Empire Backpackersl is one of the historic buildings and is close to galleries, gardens, cafes, supermarkets, harbour, beach and many historic attractions.

Points of interest
  • Blue Penquins 10 minute walk
  • Historic Precinct 300meters
  • Forrester Gallery 15 metres
  • Pool and Spa 400meters
  • Penguin Entertainers club 500metres
  • Library 400meters
  • Penguin viewing 1km
  • Supermarket 1km
  • Harbour 1km
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Cafe and Bars all round
  • Oamaru Opera House 500 metres
  • Surrounded by shopping centre
  • Museum 400m

Food and drink
Eating out
Last Post
Licensed, gaming, excellent meals, discount to Empire Guests
Star And Garter
Licensed, Excellent meals
The Bridge
Pizza House
Coffee House

Price details

NZD 27 - 90 per night (New Zealand Dollar)

Credit cards accepted on location: Visa

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payment is by cash on arrival.

Location - Hostel

13 Thames Street
New Zealand  9400

Latitude: -45.1012, Longitude: 170.96957

How to get there

Follow road signs to the i-SITE. Empire Backpackers is 50 metres up Thames Street.

Intercity bus terminal is 6 or 7 minutes walk or a $5 taxi ride. Magic Bus and some other shuttles stop at our door.

Nearest airport: 100 km