If you are looking for cheap backpackers accommodation in or near Oamaru, there are several choices available. Budget travel in New Zealand is plentiful and Oamaru backpackers are no exception.
Empire Hotel Backpackers
This is a restored historic hotel built in local white limestone back in 1867. For backpackers who travel to Oamaru: it is conveniently located near the information centre in the town centre. It is also a stone’s throw away from café, restaurants and supermarket.
Amenities include free Internet, video library and pool table. Rooms are heated. A good place to make it your base to visit the surrounding attractions.
Prices all per person per night is NZD22 for the dormitory bed, NZd24 for twin rooms and NZD34 for single rooms.
Old Bones Backpackers
Old Bones Backpackers
Beach Road, Oamaru
T: + 64 3 4348115
This Oamaru hostel is located about 10 minutes drive from town. This backpackers accommodation has an airy kitchen and dining area and it has wooden floors.
Rooms come with own temperature control and are very clean. Bathrooms are communal. The beach is just a short distance away and you can get great ocean views from the hostel.
The rates are : Tariff (per person)
- twin share: $30 (BBH $27)
- double: $30 (BBH $27)
- single: $43 (BBH $40)
7k/477 Gards Road, Oamaru
T: + 64 3 436 0200
This Oamaru hostel is part of Glenmac farm stay accommodation and the backpackers section offers budget stay at an affordable price. It has beds for thirteen guests and there is a shared TV lunge and full kitchen facilities. Other amenities include table tennis, darts and a television /lounge area .
The backpackers hostel rates start at NZD23 per person per night and at NZD25 for a double bedroom.
Chillawhile Backpackers Hostel & Art Gallery
This is a unique hostel where you can chill out by tapping into your creative style may it be painting or playing music. This Oamaru hostel is decorated by paintings, crafts and creative ideas of past residents. The rooms come with free continental breakfast, and amenities include free Internet, wifi, sun room, laundry, bicycles and open art gallery.
The dorms start from NZD22 and the rooms are spacious and clean.
Oamaru backpackers can ask Oamaru’s tourist information centre for more cheap travel accommodation in Oamaru and New Zealand or to make their bookings.