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Superior Suite | In-room safe, individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing
Superior Suite | In-room safe, individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing
Superior King Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing
Superior King Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing

Overview of Poshtel

VIP Access


5.0 star property
Upmarket lodge within walking distance of Oamaru Hospital

9.4/10 Exceptional

136 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$203
Price available on 28/03/2023
126 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago, 9400

Guests rated this location 9.5/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift

Room options

About this area


  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Scotts Brewing - 12 min walk
  • Subway - 1 min walk
  • The Galley - 14 min walk
  • Kfc - 4 min walk

About this property


Located near a train station, Poshtel is a great choice for a stay in Oamaru. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and comfortable guest rooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Poshtel Hotel Oamaru
Poshtel Oamaru
Poshtel Lodge
Poshtel Oamaru
Poshtel Lodge Oamaru

Frequently asked questions

Does Poshtel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Poshtel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Poshtel?
As of 26 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Poshtel on 28 March 2023 start from NZ$203, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Poshtel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Poshtel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Poshtel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Poshtel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Poshtel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include North Otago Museum (4-min walk) and Oamaru Hospital (6-min walk), along with Janet Frame House (7-min walk) and Steampunk HQ (9-min walk).
What's the area around Poshtel like?
Poshtel is a short 4-minute walk from North Otago Museum and 9 minutes' walk from Steampunk HQ. Travellers recommend the lodge for its walkable location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Not your average hotel/motel
Quirky unusual hotel with steam punk theme. Very comfortable and well equipped perfect location for Oamaru a place we visited for the penguins but were surprised to find much more of interest
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Justin, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

CARL, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A real posh
It lives up to its name ... will definitely be a return customer in the future😊
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Such a great little hotel! I stay in many hotels all around and this stay will definitely be remembered. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the overall room and amenities were great. Highly recommend!
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6/10 Good

Small and impractical room
It was converted from a bank building. Each room has a theme. It is interesting but very impractical. The size of the room is very small. Bathroom is good size. But the biggest problem with the room was there are no place to put anything. No shelves, table tops, chairs or drawers. We have to put everything on the floor. The bathroom also has no counter space or shelves. We have to put toiletries on the bed. Breakfast is very basic. Just cereals, oats, yogurt and fruits.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Interesting hotel. Unusual decor. Our room had a window but we couldn't look out it was so high! Host very friendly and helpful
Cristine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Diane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property is in the middle of town, very handy for shops and attractions.
Richard, 2-night romance trip
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