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ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery
ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

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7.7

Very good

33 reviews

33 reviews

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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Totara Estate 240 m
Movie World 3 1.8 km
Small Bytes Computing 2.0 km
Countdown Supermarket 2.1 km
Globe 2.1 km
Post office 2.1 km
North Otago Museum 2.3 km
Fat Sally's 2.4 km
Forrester Gallery 2.5 km
Steampunk HQ 2.6 km

ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

1 Frome Street, Oamaru North, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9400 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Oamaru North part of Oamaru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Garden

Laundry service

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Car park

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

BBQ facilities

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating7.3

Rooms available at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Triple Room (shared toilet & bath)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Private Room With 5 Beds With Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Park view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Share Facilities
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What restaurants are nearby ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    Restaurants including Indian Kitchen Oamaru, Courtyard Restaurant and Detroit Diner are popular in ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery’s neighborhood which is known as Oamaru North.

    What are popular attractions near ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery?

    Guests at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery can easily visit Totara Estate located in the Oamaru North area.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 60 Oamaru properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Room size
    17 sqm.
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
    Better than
    85
    %
    of Oamaru properties
    Bigger than
    80
    %
    of Oamaru properties
    Better than
    78
    %
    of Oamaru properties
    Better than
    77
    %
    of Oamaru properties
    Overall rating:

    7.7

    Very good
    33 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.7
    Facilities
    7.4
    Location
    7.3
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    More about ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

    More about ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

    ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery

    The range of services provided by ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms at ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The hostel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 91% of accommodations in the city.
    This hostel's food and dining score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
    Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.4

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Beach

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • BBQ facilities
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental
    Location
    1 Frome Street, Oamaru North, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9400
    Very good
    Location

    7.3

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-16 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Please note that the hostel has age restricted of 50 years and under, dorms are age restricted 18 years to 38 years - No age restrictions on our Family Rooms.
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from16:00
    • Check-out until11:30
    • Reception open until21:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center2.2 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)14

    The property

    • Number of rooms 6

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0

    Reviews of ChillaWhile Backpackers Art Gallery from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.4
    Location7.3
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.8
    High score for Oamaru
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (6)
    8-9 Excellent (6)
    7-8 Very Good (9)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (5)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (6)
    Dec - Feb (19)
    All guests (33)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Inta from Latvia
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Awesome place”

    It is located in the center of Oamaru. Not far from the Oamaru Blue Penguin colony and Bushy beach. The Hostel is also an art gallery because there are many hostel guests paintings. Art is everywhere. At the reception there were two guys playing a beautiful Irish song, one on piano the other on on guitar. Liked the staying there.

    Reviewed March 09, 2017

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    7.3
    Very good
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Basic but comfortable stay - great for backpackers”

    Value, peacefulness, proximity to town and amenities

    This is a basic backpackers' lodge in the quiet town of Oamaru. Our double room was accesses through a messy art studio - which was fine, but meant it was a bit tricky getting to the bathroom without flip-flops! Comfortable room but the mattress needs changing! Nearly sank into the floor!! Sadly, the kitchen was small and very cluttered - i would not have cooked anything more than beans on toast or a bit of pasta - looks like it needed a good clean. Decent value stay - staff were friendly enough, given the language barrier. All round an ok stay in an ok town - won't be rushing back but i would consider chillawhile again if we returned.

    Reviewed March 19, 2014

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Parthiban from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Wonderful stay”

    ChillaWhile owner and staff are super friendly with lovely hostel. I had to check in late out of office hours but a lovely note from kelly was welcoming me she arranged everything to give me the best possible stay. Great staff and hosteler. I felt like home. I am looking forward to stay more nights. many thanks for all arrangements. Highly recommended to others for sure.

    Reviewed November 20, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sam from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Great Stay”

    I like the building alot and it's like an art gallery. Wish I could stay there longer.

    Reviewed July 26, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent
    SHIH from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Nice, very special Art hostel ”

    This hostel is very special, full of art. Room is very spacious, clean and nice staff. Only thing is the location far away a bit from historical area(main sightseeing). If you have car, nothing to worried.

    Reviewed December 19, 2016

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    6.0
    Meng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Unique”

    Art gallery :)

    Reviewed April 14, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    SHIH from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Room is pretty space but location far a bit ”

    Stay there for one night, location is far away a bit from busy historical area. But the house is so nice, very big space, clean and cozy. Staff are friendly as well. Love this place!!!!

    Reviewed December 16, 2016

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    5.7
    CHOON from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Acceptable.”

    Art gallery, common room and vibrant atmosphere

    Stayed in the private room, acceptable for the rate and if you're just staying for a night. Very spacious, just don't like the code lock - prefer to have a key. Bathroom and kitchen were acceptable, and the common room was fill with board games and music instruments for you to play. The location was a bit far from city centre. Worst, there's no free wifi at all! Hard to locate the hostel at dark because there's lighting at the road entering the place. Not much parking inside, have to park my car outside.

    Reviewed May 18, 2015

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    8.7
    Excellent
    soren from Denmark
    Family with teens
    Private Triple Room (shared toilet & bath)
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    good positive energi”

    clean rooms and toilets and smiling staff

    Only one night , but for sure we will come back. Beautiful house and surroundings

    Reviewed February 25, 2015

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Nikolai from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

    Great Staff”

    By far the best atmosphere I've experienced in a Hostel

    Reviewed February 29, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Group
    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    nice one”

    clean art location

    not bad for staying and the staff are nice and friendly

    Reviewed April 18, 2014

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    7.7
    Very good
    Yin from China
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    very nice”

    friendly staff; nice location, beautiful surrrounding

    very mice

    Reviewed May 12, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    CHI from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    good”

    good

    Reviewed June 07, 2017

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Victoria from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Comfortable stay at a lovely hostel”

    Character, cleanliness and activities
    Reviewed February 13, 2015

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    6.8
    Good
    Asier from Spain
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Bien”

    El hostal tiene su encanto,pero esta un poco lejos

    Reviewed January 17, 2017

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    5.2
    FABRICE from France
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Pas convaincu.”

    La cuisine est minuscule. Pas d'internet gratuit. Assez loin du centre ville. Le soleil inondait la chambre l'après midi (chaleur étouffante), vue pas terrible et plafond qui s'effrite. Bref pour le prix, on s'attend à mieux...

    Reviewed December 29, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    honami from Japan
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    おしゃれ!”

    おしゃれ!綺麗!広い!

    部屋も広く、おしゃれでよいところでした。おすすめです!

    Reviewed December 17, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    honami from Japan
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    おすすめ”

    綺麗、オシャレ、フレンドリー

    3人で行ったので、4人部屋を予約して貸切できました。綺麗で広く、すごくオシャレなところでよかったです。

    Reviewed December 17, 2014

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    6.8
    Good
    Xiaojuan from China
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Facilities
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    不适合家庭出游”

    就是个乱糟糟的背包客旅店,一群小孩乱精神到很晚,厨房很小挤攮不开,上下两层楼只有两个厕所,厕所和浴室在一起,有人洗澡就用不了,被单看着不怎么干净,不适合家庭出游,只适合budget的背包客…

    Reviewed February 19, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    dan from China
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    还不错”

    同伴一起出行 有特色的旅馆 我们挺满意的

    Reviewed November 07, 2016

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