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.

 

"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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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • American Express
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Free WiFi (Limited)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Guitar
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hot Water Bottles Available
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Street Parking
  • Towel Hire
  • TV Room
  • 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

  • (Apr 23rd - Apr 23rd) Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Invercargill This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. ... Civic Theatre
  • (Apr 23rd - Apr 23rd) Food Lovers Masterclass - Invercargill At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you ... Civic Theatre
  • (Apr 1st - Apr 30th) Stop in and visit Oyster Allsorts. It's quirky local indie museum, information centre, gift shop and cinema, showing (Aurora Australis) 3 mins. In the museum you'll love the story of Bluff's Paua Shell House, enjoy ... Oyster Allsorts
  • (Mar 30th - Apr 30th) Short film (c3 mins) of film/photo footage captured over 3 years, showing the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) in Oyster Allsorts Cinema, off our Museum. Oyster Allsorts
  • (Apr 4th - Apr 30th) Stop in and visit Oyster Allsorts in Bluff. It's quirky local indie museum, information centre, gift shop and small cinema, (with a cafe and food expected for October 2018). In the museum you'll love the story of ... Oyster Allsorts
  • (Apr 18th - Apr 29th) Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You ... Gala St Reserve