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1 room, 2 adults

Empire Backpackers

1.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
13 Thames Street, Oamaru, OTAGO, 9400, New Zealand

Adults-only hostel in Oamaru
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • The kitchen was very clean.In particular,the hostel staff is very nice!Feb 19, 2020
  • A lady at reception said I was only guest at the room but it was not. That was okay..…Jun 8, 2019

Empire Backpackers

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What’s around Empire Backpackers


  • Forrester Gallery - 1 min walk
  • St Lukes Anglican Church - 2 min walk
  • North Otago Museum - 2 min walk
  • Woolstore Complex - 3 min walk
  • Oamaru Hospital - 3 min walk
  • Grainstore Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Oamaru Victorian Heritage Precinct - 5 min walk
  • Oamaru Harbour - 7 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

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This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Empire Backpackers

  • Does Empire Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Empire Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Empire Backpackers ?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Empire Backpackers ?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Empire Backpackers ?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Empire Backpackers ?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Criterion Hotel (3-min walk), Harbour Street Bakery (4-min walk), and Harbour street collective Cafe (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

From 4 reviews

Very good 8.0
jp1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Daniel, nz2 night trip with friends

Empire Backpackers

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