Empire Hotel Backpackers
Shared lounge/TV area, Empire Hotel Backpackers in Oamaru
Shared lounge/TV area, Empire Hotel Backpackers in Oamaru
Empire Hotel Backpackers
Empire Hotel Backpackers
Empire Hotel Backpackers
Empire Hotel Backpackers

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8.7Excellent

90 reviews

90 reviews

Location 9.4
Service 8.8
Value for money 8.7
Cleanliness 8.6
Facilities 8.4
See map

9.4Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Forrester Gallery
10 m
Steampunk HQ
140 m
Jessie Roberts Store
150 m
Fat Sally's
160 m
Photo Shoppe
190 m
Closest landmarks
Oamaru i-SITE
100 m
Presence on Harbour
220 m
North Otago Museum
230 m
Lazy Cat Pottery and Tileworks
250 m
The Oamaru Textile Exchange
250 m

Empire Hotel Backpackers

Thames street 13, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9495 - See map

Conveniently situated in the South Hill part of Oamaru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Laundry service

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Empire Hotel Backpackers

Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Budget Twin Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 6 single beds
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What types of entertainment are available at Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Empire Hotel Backpackers offers an array of entertainment facilities which includes games room and billiards for your amusement while remaining your stay here.

    Does Empire Hotel Backpackers provide laundry services?

    Yes! Empire Hotel Backpackers offers laundry service at your fingertips for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

    Is car parking available at Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Empire Hotel Backpackers has car park nearby free of charge for visitors traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

    What points of interest are in close proximty of Empire Hotel Backpackers that are in walking range?

    While staying at Empire Hotel Backpackers, kick start your holiday by checking out the closest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Steampunk HQ, Jessie Roberts Store, and Fat Sally's.

    What bars are close by Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    While lodging at Empire Hotel Backpackers, indulge in your evening or night out at Penguin Club or Whiskey Café & Bar to get the most out of your nightlife.

    How long do guests generally stay at Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Verified past guests that have stayed at Empire Hotel Backpackers had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

    At what time of the year is Empire Hotel Backpackers most popular?

    Empire Hotel Backpackers's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in May.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Empire Hotel Backpackers's Wi-Fi?

    100.0% of our past customer ratings have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Empire Hotel Backpackers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Empire Hotel Backpackers an average rating of 8.4. You can look up on more specific customer testimonials, and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

    What do local visitors think about Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Past local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Empire Hotel Backpackers an average rating of 9.0. You can look up on more descriptive customer ratings, and remarks for this property down in the review section.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 hours may be charged an additional fee.

    What is the closest airport to Empire Hotel Backpackers?

    The nearest airport to Empire Hotel Backpackers is Dunedin International Airport, 110.0 km away.

    What people love about Empire Hotel Backpackers

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Clean, tidy, basic."

      Emma

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      May 8, 2023

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Clean room, easy check-in even withou staff, 2 kitchen with oven."

      Likke

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      March 28, 2023

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Good price for a good location!!"

      Khrisner

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      March 9, 2023

    More about Empire Hotel Backpackers

    More about Empire Hotel Backpackers

    Set in Oamaru and with Bushy Beach reachable within 2.9 km, Empire Hotel Backpackers offers a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. All guest rooms at the hostel come with a shared bathroom fitted with a shower. You can play billiards at Empire Hotel Backpackers. Moeraki Boulders is 37 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Richard Pearse Airport, 97 km from Empire Hotel Backpackers.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.4

    Languages spoken
    • English
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Billiards
    • Game room
    • Garden
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    Available in all rooms
    • Free bottled water
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower

    Location

    Thames street 13, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand, 9495
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.4

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from13:00
    • Check-in until21:00
    • Check-out from09:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Property announcements

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform Empire Hotel Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guest cannot check in after 21:00.

    Reviews of Empire Hotel Backpackers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.7
    Excellent
    Location9.4
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.7
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.4
    High score for Oamaru
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (26)
    8-9 Excellent (11)
    7-8 Very Good (2)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jenn from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2022

    Exceptional”

    Very nice and clean kitchen with friendly community. Clean and comfortable bunk beds and bathrooms. Quiet at night, good distance for evening/night walk to the penguins spotting locations.

    Reviewed January 04, 2023
    10.0
    Exceptional
    simon from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2022

    Relaxed and friendly ”

    Friendly and helpful staff, great central location, clean, good water pressure in the showers,

    Reviewed December 16, 2022
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bob from New Zealand
    Couple
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    We were made to feel more than welcome and part of the hotel family Our 5 night stay was wonderful, we could'nt have stayed anywhere better. Bon & Glenys.

    Reviewed May 10, 2022
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nancy from United States
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

    Pretty good bang:buck ratio”

    GREAT location on the edge of the Victorian Precinct; 3-min. walk to Steampunk Headquarters, etc. Quiet, comfy beds in both dorm and private rooms. BIG kitchen/dining area, very spacious lounge. Excellent value!!

    Reviewed December 19, 2022
    10.0
    Exceptional
    YEN from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2021

    Friendly Backpacker Hostel”

    Well located in the middle of the town. Supermarket and eateries are just within walking distance. There were not many travelers during my visit, so the hostel upgraded me to private room.

    Reviewed June 16, 2021
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