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Empire Hotel Backpackers Reviews

13 Thames Street Oamaru, Oamaru, New Zealand

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61 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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We love to stay at the Empire Backpackers-just what we need -a safe, clean and tidy place to sleep overnight.

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Staff are so lovely, The place is set in an old building but is well maintained and homely, public spaces are wonderful. Bathrooms were always clean and showers were great! Shame we didn't stay longer.


Beautiful location, well maintained hostel in a lovely building. Staff friendly and helpful. Visit bushy beach to see the yellow penguins and seals! Great views and a nice walk from hostel.

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