Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Oamaru Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Oamaru Backpackers has recently been renovated and tastefully decorated to a high standard. Every room has a different theme and you will love the creative approach the owners have taken. The hostel offers all amenities for a comfortable stay, spacious lounge and sunroom with amazing views over Oamaru Harbour, a well equipped kitchen and attractive outdoor spaces. Free parking for cars and bicycles, free linen and special rates for longer stays. We offer a bunk in a shared dorm as well as a private rooms.

Please note: Linen provided for all beds, Towel hire $2 each except the room with a private bathroom, all towels provided. :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2020
    Lovely hostel in charming Oamaru. Very helpful friendly staff and fantastic facilities and perfect location. Loved it here can't recommend enough!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2020
    One of the best hostels we have stayed in! Clean, very homey, and the view! Spacious lounge and kitchen. Comfortable beds. Everything is perfect.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2020
    I felt like home the moment I arrived. The rooms are cosy with curtains for privacy. The kitchen, bathroom and living room are modern and super comfortable. There is a garden and you have a great view. The penguins are not far and the staff was super friendly.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Beautiful place. Good location. Everything was lovely except that I got eaten alive by something in the bed at night (maybe a spider?) I would still highly recommend it, but maybe just bring your bug spray
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Beautiful hostel with only one bunk room, staff was great, facilities clean, a bit far from town but that’s literally the only minor inconvenience. Still would stay again anytime!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Sep 2020
    Great location, a short walk from the centre of town and the harbour. Beautiful views from the lounge and love the bunks in the dorm, each one is so private. Cute little garden too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Oamaru is a beautiful little town and the hostel's view over the harbour are just great. The hostel is clean and wonderfully kept. As guest you are invited to take from the hostel's own vegetable garden. There is really nothing that could be better except that there is a small 15 minute walk from the Intercity bus stop, but that is worth taking. I really enjoyed my stay here.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Mar 2020
    Short walk to the center and to the Victorian precinct from the hostel. The penguin colony is also walk able from here. Basically a big house that's been converted to a big hostel so has a lovely homely feel to it. Fantastic beds with curtains. Only a couple of bathrooms so could get a tad busy if it was full. Wasn't much of an atmosphere here but has a great living room, corner sofa and another small room to chill out in, with great views.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Feb 2020
    No locks on the doors or lockers to keep to your stuff. Didn’t have any issues with theft, but locks would have been nice. Otherwise really nice place.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Mar 2020
    Cute little space with great common areas. I think I would’ve been bored staying more than one night though.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi