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Empire Hotel Backpackers Hostel

13 Thames Street Oamaru, Oamaru, New Zealand

The Empire is an old favourite amongst backpackers. We are located in the centre of town, near the information centre (i-SITE) in the Historic (Victorian) Precinct. We are well-known for being clean, warm and friendly. Read more

87% Overall Rating 22 out of 24 customers would recommend this property based on 24 reviews

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 83%

Location 97%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 85%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 09:00

Policies

  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Oamaru?

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The Empire is an old favourite amongst backpackers. We are located in the centre of town, near the information centre (i-SITE) in the Historic (Victorian) Precinct. We are well-known for being clean, warm and friendly. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Empire Hotel Backpackers

There are 2 lounges, one with a large screen TV and a log fire. We have heaters in the bedrooms and endless hot water. Other facilities include: 3 computers kiosks, WiFi (access via a hotspot), pool table, piano, off-street parking, and... a video library!

Accommodation Information

All our bedrooms are heated, beds comfortable with extra blankets available. Beds are fully made up, linen and duvets supplied free. Twins, doubles and singles have a bedside table and reading lamp. As our historic building was built in 1867 the bedrooms are a little small but we make up for it with 2 large lounges and plenty of historic character. The Empire has fire sprinklers and is monitored with the ADT.

Location Information

We are part of the Historic Precinct and a 15 minute walk to the Blue Penguin Colony. Make sure to visit Steampunk Headquarters and Annie's Victorian Tea Rooms - there is more to see in Oamaru than the guidebooks tell you.

We are surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and close to a supermarket.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.