Empire Hotel Backpackers

Enjoy amazing budget accommodation in the Empire Hotel Backpackers in historical Thames Street in Oamaru, 80 meters away from the Oamaru information centre (I Site) and in walking distance of the Oamaru penguins. Also cheap accommodation available for budget travelers with a choice in single rooms and twin rooms.

The Empire Hotel Backpackers is one of those old-fashioned New Zealand hotels: a clean and nice hostel built in the typical white Oamaru stones back in 1867. It’s located in Thames Street in walking distance of Oamaru’s historical town centre and most other Oamaru attractions, cafes, restaurants, bakery and convenient stores.

This hostel offer Oamaru backpackers cheap accommodation with a fireplace in the dining room, free computers with Internet, video library, pool table, 2 good kitchens, bathrooms, clean heated rooms -some rooms are a bit small- and good staff (if you can find them).

The location is perfect when you travel to New Zealand by public transport: the Empire Hotel Backpackers is about half way between a bus stop and the tourist information centre.

Empire Hotel Backpackers prices and address

Empire Hotel Backpackers 

Prices per person per night:

  • NZD 22 for the dormitory bed,
  • NZD 24 for twin rooms and
  • NZD 34 for single rooms.


    Empire Hotel Backpackers

    13 Thames Street, Oamaru

    T: +64 3 4343446

    Empire hotel backpackers map

If you are still planning your New Zealand holidays: do compare the Empire Hotel Backpackers with other cheap accommodations for Oamaru backpackers.

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