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    Empire Hotel Backpackers

    13 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent53%
    • Very good31%
    • Average11%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible4%
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    “pool table” (6 reviews)
    “single room” (6 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
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    Brydone Hotel Oamaru
    187 reviews
    #11 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
     
    Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
    185 reviews
    #1 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
    Swaggers Backpackers
    19 reviews
    #16 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
    Oamaru Backpackers
    16 reviews
    #4 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
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    1 - 5 of 87 reviews

    Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here for one night but would have loved to have stayed another, alas, our itinerary did not allow :) We arrived quite late driving down from Christchurch after we finished work, slightly after reception closing. Lavleen was really lovely and waited for us...More

    Thank Lori T
    Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

    I arrived in Oamaru at night and by chance passed this hostel so I walked in to book a room. The reception door was closed but there was a bell and the girl came over quickly. She mentioned the rates for a single dorm bed...More

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    Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

    I unexpectedly ended up staying the night in this amazing building ,big thank you to the friendly and attentive owner . Location is great ,rooms pleasant and surprisingly warm as it was freezing outside,Would definitely recommend people to stay here 😊

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    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    Arrived on motorbike tour, and the friendly hostess promptly arranged for secure parking in the rear yard of this historic hotel. Capet is a little dated, but it hardly detracts from the great work-over this hotel has had. The rooms are spacious with comfy beds....More

    Thank Tharizden
    Reviewed 26 December 2016

    Situated ad it is the Empire is within walking distance of the main shops as well as the Victorian Precinct and Blue-eyed Penguin colony(not worth the visit) . The i-Site is just a few metres down the road. The staff are friendly and helpful and...More

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    Brydone Hotel Oamaru
    187 reviews
    #11 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
     
    Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
    185 reviews
    #1 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
    Swaggers Backpackers
    19 reviews
    #16 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
    Oamaru Backpackers
    16 reviews
    #4 of 20 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
     
    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
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    • Price range
    • US$20 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Location
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    • South Island >
    • Otago Region >
    • Oamaru
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    Traveller (18)
    Dining (3)
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    Hotel & Grounds (14)
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    Nearby Attractions
    Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
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    .22 km away
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    .16 km away
    Oamaru Public Gardens
    141 reviews
    .65 km away
    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
    75 reviews
    .16 km away
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    Room Tips
    "Noisy trains right outside the window all night long rooms on left side upstairs"
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    "within walking distance to Steampunk and Penguins and the old town"
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    "There are alot of stairs so if you are an oldie, looking for a quiet, friendly, homelike place to stay, very..."
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    "If you want to see the penguins but are not keen on paying the extortionate tour prices then speak to Mandy..."
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