YHA Oamaru

Description

YHA Oamaru, Red Kettle is a small, traditional and homely hostel located close to the Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve and just minutes from the Oamaru town centre and attractive Historic District. Oamaru is a charming coastal town between Christchurch and Dunedin, famous for its Victorian white stone architecture and penguin colonies. Both the blue penguin and the yellow-eyed penguin colonies are within easy walking distance from the YHA Oamaru hostel.

Backpacker accommodation at the YHA Oamaru hostel consists of double, twin and multi-share rooms. There is also a full range of backpacker facilities including a self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounge room and internet access. Relax and unwind in the garden over a BBQ or in front of the log fire in the evenings.

During summer, stay a few days in this friendly and welcoming backpacker hostel and experience all that Oamaru has to offer.

 

Quote

"YHA Oamaru is a small, pleasant and well-kept hostel close to the town centre." - The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Bus/Shuttle

Intercity- 800m. Atomic Shuttles, Catch a Bus and Stray drop off and pick up at the hostel.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Penguins, penguins everywhere – colonies for the New Zealand blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins are near the YHA Oamaru hostel.
  • The Victorian Historical District with its famous Oamaru white stone buildings is a wonderful place to amble along, and maybe ride a penny farthing bicycle too!
  • Lots of delicious local Oamaru fare to taste: the award winning Whitestone Cheese, malt whisky and locally produced North Otago wines.
  • Visit the strange and fascinating Moeraki Boulders just along the coast from Oamaru.
  • The Oamaru Public Gardens and the Forrester Gallery in its stunning Oamaru Stone building make lovely outings. 

Events

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YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.