Oamaru Backpackers Rooms

Choose from Oamaru Backpackers selection of rooms

Get the best rate when you book directly with us!

Steampunk Room


King Single – from $79

1 guest max.

Penguin Colony

Mixed Dormitory Room – from $50 each

Friendly Bay

2 single beds and 2 bunks – from $179

4 guests max including children.



Queen Bed – from $119

2 guests max including a child.


Alps to Ocean

Queen Bed + Single Bed – from $159

3 guests max including children.


The Quarry

Queen Bed + Single Bed, Ensuite – from $189

3 guests max including children.

Bushy Beach

2 x King single beds – from $119

2 guests max including a child.


Queen Bed – from $99

2 guests max including a child.

Elephant rocks

King Single Bed –  from $79

1 guest max.

Terms & Conditions

            • Prices and Taxes:
              • All room rates are quoted in New Zealand dollars including GST 15%
            • Payment and Terms at Check-in/Check-out:
              • Reception hours 10 am-4.30pm; You can contact us during reception hours via phone 021-1900069 or for urgent enquiry please call the owner 021-08268555.
              • NO FRONT DESK sorry, due to staff shortage.
              • Self-Check in from 3pm, Self-Check out at 10am
              • Late check-out
                • Latest at 12pm and 20% of a night fee surcharge. If you check out after 12pm, You will be charged a full room rate for another night.
              • Early check-in
                • Subject to availability on the day after from 1pm, we will endeavour to accommodate early check-in requests wherever possible.
                • $10 extra charge applied when check in any time before 3pm.
              • Late check-in
                • You can self check-in at any time from 3pm. If you have not made a payment in advance for some reason, you can pay via your credit card on file or bank transfer. Please inform duty manager by sending text msg to 021-1900069. If you request to have staff to assist you on site for any reasons after hours, a $50 fee per visit applies for an extra labor cost and subject to availability. To avoid this fee, please make a payment online in advance.
              • Full payment amount of the reservation to be collected prior to check-in
              • Any additional costs will be charged via your credit card provided.
              • Bunk bed usage policy. If a guest sleeps in the wrong bunk bed or using more than what they have booked, they will be subject to a fine of $100 per bed. We understand that it can be difficult to remember which bed is assigned to you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at 0211900069 in advance if you’re unsure. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can to ensure that you have a pleasant and trouble-free stay.
              • Walk-in guests : As no front desk, Self booking online required. Our WiFi is available for make a booking at front door.

House rules

Reception hours 10am-4.30pm

(Via phone or text message 021-1900069 ONLY)

Self check-in from 3pm : Self check-out 10am

Same day booking cut off time 10pm. Best price when book directly via www.oamarubackpackers.co.nz)

  • *Please note; The PIN and Smartkey will only work only after Check-in time 3pm 

and until Check-out time 10am.

  • Call or text to 021-1900069 for assistance (Duty Manager 10am-4.30pm). 
  • Emergency ONLY call the director 021-08268556 (24hours) or call 111 NZ Police. 
  • Close the main front door properly for security and keep it closed at all times. 
  • Check out at 10am. (Latest at 12pm and 20% of a night fee surcharge applies. If you check out after 12pm, You will be charged a full room rate for another night.) 
  • To store your luggage during the day before and/or after check-in/out, is free of charge. You must arrange with staff in advance of where to safely store your items. 
  • No alcohol or food in your room. 
  • Be quiet from 10pm to 8am as there are other guests still asleep in the building. 
  • Strictly NO smoking inside. There are tables in the garden down the driveway. 
  • Please let us know if something is broken or damaged, CCTV operating 24/7. 


  • DO NOT sleep in common areas ($100 penalty per day)
  • Please clean up after yourself.
  • Lockers are available and free to use at your own risk at the hallway. 
  • Lock is available for sale $5 by arrangement in advance only.
  • Feel free to help yourself at our garden for anything that ready to pick 🙂

Our WIFI is free to use but can occasionally become slow if network is busy. Please wait a few moments then try to reconnect. 

WIFI : Oamaru Backpackers

Username : bpacker Password: wifi4u


  • Ensure you use the correct bunk bed, bed-number matching with your booking. Failing to do so, may cause you an extra cleaning fee of $100 or more per day. 



  • Kitchen hours is 8am-10pm and please clean up after yourself.
  • Please label your food with your name and check-out date. Otherwise your food will be removed without notification. 
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, cereal etc. help yourself and clean up after yourself by following instructions on the wall. 
  • Always turn the fan ON while you are cooking. 
  • Wash the pots and pans you use. Dishes, glasses and cutlery can be rinsed then put into the dishwasher (Let staff run the dishwasher for you) 


  • Please be respectful of others when using hot water and clean up after yourself
  • Place sanitary items in the bins provided, DO NOT flush them.


  • Laundry hours are 10am-7pm and Clothesline is at the garden walk down the driveway.
  • Washer $2 per load, Dryer $4 per load (Powder $1 per bag by arrangement in advance only)
  • Extra Towel hire $2 each, available by arrangement in advance only.



  • Free off street parking available in front of our backpackers at any time, DO NOT block any driveways. You can park your car down our driveway at your own risk. There is limited space, first come first serve basis.

Cancellation Policy
Please carefully read our cancellation policy. Rarely can we make any exceptions to this. Our receptionists are instructed to follow this policy and rules. So to save any misunderstanding we would be grateful if you can observe the following:

  • If the guest cancels or modified more than 7 days in advance, the total amount of the reservation will be refunded.
  • If the guest cancels or modified less than 7 days prior to arrival, 100 percent of the first night will be charged, and is non-refundable.
  • In case of a “no-show” or cancellation less than 3 days, the total price of the reservation will be charged and is non- refundable.
  • Life happens. We get that. To cancel a reservation, there is only one way in which we can acknowledge cancellation of the guest’s reservation; the guest MUST send a cancellation request stating the reservation number via email to the following address: stay@oamarubackpackers.co.nz email. And you need to have a reply confirm your cancellation from us in writing via email.  Cancellations received after 3pm the day prior to check-in will not be refunded, and will be charged in full.

Self Check-in from 3 pm and Self check-out at 10am.

Reception hours 10am – 4.30pm available via phone only


Give us a call for best rate when wanted to book the entire place for your group!

Maximum guests is 24 people.

Beds are fully made and fresh bath towels are included in room rate.