Had a private room next to reception. It smelled wAter damaged and was extremely cold. The bed was uncomfortable. There were very loud and rough looking drunks being noisy all day and late in to the evening. The staff were friendly and the common room was cool with lots of artsy and fun stuff as promised but I'm a bit... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oamaru’s creative BBH hostel - social clean accommodation which offers a friendly environment with music and art, a six minute drive to the little blue penguins and ten minute drive to Yellow Eyed Penguins. Chillawhile has featured in travel books and programs – one of which includes Getaway Australia as Oamaru’s creative hostel destination in New Zealand and this is what Lonely Planet say… Unleash your creative spirit at this funky and colourful hostel in a restored two-storey Victorian residence. Guests are encouraged to draw and paint, or create sweet soul music on the hostel’s guitars, pianos, didgeridoo and African drums. With all that creative energy, there’s definitely a laidback social vibe, and Chillawhile is one of NZ’s best and most unique hostels. Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery is an age restricted youth hostel.Dormitory Rooms are age restricted 18 years to 38 years. This is a guideline for us and used at our descrection.The hostel is age restricted to 50 years and under, no age restrictions for families staying in our family room. ... more less
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