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Empire Hotel Backpackers Reviews

13 Thames Street Oamaru, Oamaru, New Zealand

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103 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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The staff is very kind and helpful, the bathroom and bedroom is clean, is a good place, i recommend this hostel.


I was happily surprised by this hostel. It has great facilities, owner was really friendly and helpful, lots of large common areas - with a log-burning fire (perfect for the winter!!). We had plenty of blankets and hot water bottles as well in case we were cold. It was quiet when we stayed, but, the other guests were all friendly. It's around the corner from the Victorian area, Steampunk HQ and a little walk from the penguins!


Clean showers and bedroom. Staff very friendly. Ideal location except for parking but for one night was fine.


Thanks for the nice time I spent at empire hotel. definitely one of the bet hostels I've been to!


A wonderful hostel, very friendly and informative staff. Went to see the blue penguins but got to see blueys AND yellow eyed penguins thanks to the local knowledge at reception. Very comfy bed and very clean hostel.


Awesome hotel/hostel in the centre of town. Very helpful staff and great communal room downstairs with all sorts of musical instruments and other things to keep us entertained!


nice place to stay in. no free wifi


What a nice place. It has atmosphere, a wonderful kitchen and the best shower ever. The owner is really sweet.

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