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    Empire Hotel Backpackers

    13 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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    28/1/2018 29/1/2018
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    Traveller (18)
    Dining (3)
    Room & Suite (3)
    • Excellent54%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible4%
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    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 88 reviews

    Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

    Loved this place. Very homely, compact but sufficient twin room, 2 kitchens and lounges, as well as a basement room meaning that the place doesn't feel busy or noisy. Would definitely recommend and it's a great town to stop over in

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    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

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    • Free Parking
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
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    • US$20 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Otago Region >
    • Oamaru
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    Traveller (18)
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    Hotel & Grounds (14)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
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    "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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