Oamaru Backpackers Rooms

Choose from Oamaru Backpackers selection of rooms

Steampunk Room


King Single – $64

Penguin Colony

Mixed Dormitory Room – $41 each

Friendly Bay

2 single beds and bunk – from $105



Queen Bed – $105


Alps to Ocean

Queen Bed + Single Bed – from $114


The Quarry

Queen Bed + Single Bed, Ensuite – from $145

Twin Seven

2 x King single bed – $110

Double Eight

Queen Bed – $84

Single Seven

King Single Bed –  $64

You should know:

All children are welcome but they have to be supervised at all times. Children under 16 years cannot stay alone in shared rooms (Penguin Colony) and have to stay in a room with an adult.

Payments are due on arrival unless paid online – cash, Eftpos or credit cards accepted. We only accept Visa & Mastercard credit cards.
Credit card payments incur a 4% surcharge.

Early check-in;
Subject to availability on the day, we will endeavour to accommodate early check-in requests wherever possible. Should you require an early check-in please contact Reception to arrange. $10 charge applied.

Check in 3pm-4.30pm

Late check-in payment;

Please let us know if you expect to arrive outside the check-in window. We will do our best to accommodate you but late check-ins have to be requested and may be subject to $50 surcharge when no contact has been made before 9pm.

If you could meet us at 9pm you are still can pay by cash, Eftpos. Otherwise, you will be charged via your credit card provided. Alternatively, you could make a payment via internet banking and send proof of transaction to stay@oamarubackpackers.co.nz upon arrival.

All beds are fully made.
Only rooms with private bathroom have all towels provided.
$2 bath towel per towel for shared bathroom.

*Towel and coins exchange are not available after reception hours.

Should your late check-in result in a call out for our staff – in case you need assistance, other guests feel disturbed, wish to pay via debit card/Eftpos after hours etc. – there will be an additional fee of $25 per time.

Damage to Backpackers property should be reported immediately. Any extra cleaning, repairs or replacements required to restore our guest rooms or property to its normal condition will be charged to the registered guest at replacement cost or market rates, plus a charge for any resultant loss of income if applicable.
Room Condition
If your room is left in an unsatisfactory state, this includes, excessive rubbish, misuse of motel property (including linen), any unhygienic uncleanliness, soiling, excessive mess or odour in the kitchen, which causes excessive and unwarranted cleaning time by our staff, Oamaru Backpackers reserves the right to charge for the cost of extra cleaning, repairs or replacements required to restore our guest rooms or property to its normal condition.
Guests’ visitors are welcome. The registered guest is responsible for the behaviour of all persons/visitors whilst on the property. Oamaru Backpackers asks that you consider and respect other guests and by keeping noise levels to a minimum.

All visitors not booked into the Backpackers are expected to leave the premises quietly before 9pm.

Oamaru Backpackers does not allow large, noisy gatherings or parties in its guest rooms. Excessive noise, disturbing other guests, may result in you being requested to vacate Oamaru Backpackers immediately without refund.

All deliberate or reckless acts that result in damage to Oamaru Backpackers property, that require specialist cleaning or repair will be charged to the registered guest.

*Any additional overnight guests must be approved in advance in writing and are subject to an additional fee as noted in our rates or otherwise $500 extra charge applies per extra guest per night. (More guests stayed than actually booked)
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Oamaru Backpackers is a smoke free place. Smoking is not permitted/allowed in any of our rooms. Smoking facilities are provided outside down the driveway near the garden. Please smoke away from open windows, doors and other guests.

If you do smoke inside our rooms, Oamaru Backpackers reserves the right to charge such costs and any resulting loss of income to the registered guest. “Resulting loss of income” could be the following guests refusing to stay in that booked room.


You can park anywhere along the street – make sure you do not block a driveway and your car is facing the driving direction. Or reserve your parking spot down the driveway by msg to 0211900069. Please make a request before parking as space limited. $25fine will be charged when parking without permission down our driveway. ($100fine for washing your car at our driveway)

Check-in from 3 pm to 4.30pm and check-out 10am.

Reception hours 10am – 4.30pm

We are welcome to pay by cash or Eftpos. Credit Card Payments incur a 4% surcharge.