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Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery

Hostel

1 Frome Street, Roberts Park, Oamaru, New Zealand

Chill-A-While featured on Getaway Australia as Oamaru's creative destination for artists and musicians and is highly recommended by Lonely Planet as one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.

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Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 62%

Location 73%

Safety 78%

Staff 91%

Value 69%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 11:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Oamaru?

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Chill-A-While featured on Getaway Australia as Oamaru's creative destination for artists and musicians and is highly recommended by Lonely Planet as one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.

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Shared Rooms

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 4

Room details

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Basic 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 5

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

People 1

Room details

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 3

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 4

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 5 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

People 5

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery

Chill-A-While featured on Getaway Australia as Oamaru's creative destination for artists and musicians and is highly recommended by Lonely Planet as one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.

Lonely Planet review

Unleash your creative spirit at this funky and colourful hostel in a restored two-storey Victorian residence. Guests are encouraged to draw and paint, or create sweet soul music on the hostel's guitars, pianos, didgeridoo and African drums. With all that creative energy, there's definitely a laidback social vibe, and Chillawhile is one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.

Off street parking, bike stands, ZENBU WiFi.

Check in 4pm-9pm, Late check out 11.30am - late self check ins are possible by for our private rooms, advance payment required.

Off street parking, secured bike shelters and bike hire, ZENBU WiFi 20mb, 50mb and 200mb vouchers available.

Age restricted dormitory rooms 18 years to 38 years.

Hostel age restricted 50 years and under.

No age restrictions for families staying in our family room.

Accommodation Information

Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery is a small hostel in a two-storey Victorian residence, there is 6 sleeping rooms with 29 beds, 3 communal kitchens, lounge, dining room, art gallery and music room. Bathrooms and Toilets are on both floors.

Bed sheets and blankets are provided and beds are fully made. Official check in 4pm-9pm, Late check out 11.30am - late self check ins are possible for our private rooms - advance payment is required.

We accept cash or credit card, credit card does incur a 5% additional charge and there is a cash machine accross the road.

Zenbu WiFi is available in vouchers of 20mb, 50mb and 200mb.

24/7 coin operated Laundry Facilities, washing machine and dryer.

Off street parking and secured bike shelters are available. We are a 6 minute drive to the Little Blue Penguin Colony and a 10 minute drive to the Yellow Eyed Penguins.

Age restricted dormitory rooms 18 years to 38 years.

Hostel age restricted 50 years and under.

No age restrictions for families staying in our family room.

Location Information

Nearby Moeraki boulders, Elephant Rocks, Yellow Eyed Penguins and Little Blue Pengings.

Oamaru is central to the South Island on the East Coast of New Zealand, 3 hours south of Christchurch and 1 hour 20 minutes North of Dunedin.

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 full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.