Empire Hotel Backpackers, Oamaru

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Our hostel is a restored historic hotel, built in 1867. We are 50 metres from the information centre (i-SITE). We are well known for being clean, warm and friendly "just like home." The following amenities are FREE:- pool table, off street parking and video library. There are 2 lounges, one with a TV/DVD, 3 internet kiosks and a log fire. Our rooms have heaters and our bathrooms have endless hot water.
We are part of the Historic Precinct and we are a 15 minute walk to the Blue Penguin Colony. Closeby is a good selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and other amenities.

Location and Contact


• Guests arriving by car should follow the signs to the i-SITE. Our orange sign is visible 50 metres up the street on our verandah roof above our door.
• For Intercity bus passengers we are a 5 minute walk south along the main street (Thames Street). Look for the notice on the pavement by our front door. Other buses and shuttles (e.g. Magic Bus, Cook Connection, Penguin Express) stop at our door on request.



Address: 13-15 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand

Empire Hotel Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Empire Hotel Backpackers Oamaru (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 03 4343446
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage



Bike Rental

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill

Clothes Dryer

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 9am to 9pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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