Featuring free WiFi, Oamaru Backpackers offers budget accommodations in Oamaru. Some rooms feature views of the sea or garden.

You will find a shared kitchen and common area at the property.

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is 0.7 mi from the property, while Steampunk HQ is just 1,500 feet away. There are shops, bars and restaurants within close walking distance from Oamaru Backpackers.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Oamaru Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 26, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Parking Available On Site


Availability

Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    All our beds are fully made, nice and warm. We can supply a towel at a small charge ($2 to cover laundry)
    Answered on September 20, 2019
  • Is there secure storage for bicycle
    Yes we have a garage that bikes can be stored in while you are staying.
    Answered on April 12, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we sure do. We have a safe area where bags can be left for the day while you explore our great town
    Answered on September 20, 2019
  • Was looking at the Standard Triple room with Sea View, was just wondering if we booked two adults into the room noone else would stay with us in the s..
    Kai Ora, This is a private room so if you book it you have it to yourself. Bathroom, kitchen, and lounge areas are shared with other guests. Hope this..
    Answered on December 10, 2019
  • Is there a parking space/lot available? Thank you.
    There is free roadside parking directly outside our backpackers.
    Answered on January 11, 2021
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Amenities of Oamaru Backpackers
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Executive lounge access
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Massage chair
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Oamaru Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of NZD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 31.06USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Oamaru Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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 that there is a 4% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Late check in subject to availability and will cost an additional 4% charge. For more information, please contact the property 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 canceled and you will need to arrange accommodations elsewhere.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Oamaru Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

A damage deposit of NZD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 31.06USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Oamaru Backpackers

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Oamaru Backpackers by:

    • Bus 1h 30min

  • Oamaru Backpackers is 1,950 feet from the center of Oamaru.

  • Check-in at Oamaru Backpackers is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Oamaru Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Oamaru Backpackers.

  • Oamaru Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Locker rooms
    • Massage chair