We stayed in a double room for NZD70/night in summer. The room was extremely cosy despite being so small it could only accommodate the bed. One of the cosiest hostel rooms I'd every stayed in before. Bathroom is shared but clean. Gets a little busy though with just 2 toilet and 2 shower cubicles shared amongst the entire level. Shared kitchen is equipped just fine. Location is great. 5 minutes drive from blue penguin colony. Beside the i-site. Free public parking available behind the hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Empire Hotel Backpackers is a carefully restored 1867 hotel in the heart of historic Oamaru. Guests walk through Victorian Streets to penguin viewing, galleries, cafes, bars, gardens, harbour and heritage walkways. We offer heated bedrooms, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchens and lounge rooms. One lounge has a log burner and free video library, with 3 internet kiosks. WiFi is available throughout the hostel. Our cleanliness and hot showers are a legend. ... more less
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