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3-star lodge within walking distance of Oamaru Hospital

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Superior King Room - Shared kitchen
  • Superior Double Room - Bathroom
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126 Thames Street, Oamaru, 9400, Otago, New Zealand
  • Had a lovely 1 night stay at Poshtel! We were particularly happy as our room got upgraded…

    Jul 10, 2021

  • Funky space, welcoming staff. Room was small but was fine for 1 night stay. Comfortable…

    May 24, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area

What’s around

  • Oamaru Harbour - 13 min walk
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony - 24 min walk
  • North Otago Museum - 4 min walk
  • Oamaru Hospital - 6 min walk
  • Janet Frame House - 7 min walk
  • Whitestone Cheese Factory - 10 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Suite
  • Superior Double Room
  • Traditional Double Room

What’s around


  • Oamaru Harbour - 13 min walk
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony - 24 min walk
  • North Otago Museum - 4 min walk
  • Oamaru Hospital - 6 min walk
  • Janet Frame House - 7 min walk
  • Whitestone Cheese Factory - 10 min walk
  • Grainstore Gallery - 10 min walk
  • Oamaru Gardens - 10 min walk
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126 Thames Street, Oamaru, 9400, Otago, New Zealand

At a glance


  • 15 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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 check-in age is 18


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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property


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


  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 15.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

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 sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

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  • 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Oscars Pizza Co (4-min walk), Station Oamaru (5-min walk), and Bangkok Recipe (5-min walk).
  • 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 Whitestone Cheese Factory (10-min walk).
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hosts

    Great hosts and an incredible space. Really happy we chose to stay here and will do again.

    Dominique, 1 night trip, May 21, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    We had a nice stay, but it appears the rooms aren’t soundproofed as we could hear loud noises and vehicles driving past at all hours. The curtains weren’t sufficient either as bright lights shone through whenever a car drove past. Otherwise, the room was modern and comfortable.

    Vanessa, 1 night trip with friends, Jun 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful decor- but some room for improvement

    Lovely decor, and friendly and professional hosting. Would have had full stars all way around except the room was not practical or totally comfortable, and the breakfast below standard. Rooms are beautiful but no luggage rack, no seating, and no air-conditioning. Some windows opened slightly but were very difficult to open and not effective. Bathroom and tea and coffee products budget, and breakfast very basic. Saw previous feedback about it being out of the kindness of their hearts... mmmm. I am in the industry and widely travelled and you either provide it or not - as part of a package. People will judge you on the quality and I would say the quality was low. Real shame as the presentation of property and service is top knotch, dont understand why the budget cuts are done, when they impact the customer experience...

    Abi, 1 night trip, Feb 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Awesome and friendly. A++++

    Amie, 1 night business trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Long Weekend Get away

    Really nice hotel...only complaint was how noisy it was they really should have spent money putting in another pane of glass. Can see why they supply ear plugs.

    Anna, 1 night trip, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Poshtel a Destination

    Fantastic in every way. Clean, great facilities, comfortable bed and very cosy, interesting design, host was great and so very helpful. Couldn’t fault it in anyway. Will come back to Oamaru just to stay at the Poshtel, it is a destination it itself.

    Miria, 1 night romance trip, Sep 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Absolutely amazing hotel, totally different from al the other hotels around. Beautifully decorated and super clean, right in town,rooms have everything you need in them and beds are amazing.excellent breakfast and amazing managers. Would definitely love to stay again one day.

    Marja, 1 night romance trip, Jul 19, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    A mixed review

    The hotel manager was pleasant and helpful, but the hotel was more attractive than comfortable. For instance, there was a lift, but then you had to walk down stairs and up a flight of stairs to get to the room. In the room, there was not one surface to put anything on. A couple of hooks for our clothing. No place to put anything down in the bathroom. It was a triumph of design over function and comfort. And for two people, there was one chair; a big stuffed one in a very small room. On the bright side, the breakfast was good, and the host was very helpful and pleasant.

    1 night romance trip, Jun 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I’ll Be Back!

    I would definitely stay in this beautifully renovated, stylishly decorated hotel in the middle of Oamaru within walking distance of restaurants.

    SHELLEY, 1 night romance trip, Apr 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing Hotel

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Poshtel Hotel. It was a great experience and we can highly recommend this hotel to others. the staff were very friendly and helpful. The themed rooms are are real credit to the owners and well worth seeing.

    Paul, 1 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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