Sorry, this content is not currently available in the mobile view. Switch back to desktop view to access this page.

YHA Oamaru

Corner Reed & Cross St, Oamaru, New Zealand

See us on a map

Close to the Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve this small, traditional and homely accommodation is just minutes from the town centre.

10 or more people?

Oamaru Hostel

Hostel Oamaru

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This small, traditional and homely hostel is located close to the Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve and just minutes from the town centre. Stay a few days in this friendly and welcoming hostel and experience all that Oamaru has to offer. Relax and unwind in the garden or in front of the log fire in the evenings., Oamaru is the place to see little Blue and Yellow Eyed penguins, both of which congregate within easy walking distance from the hostel. Oamaru has a magnificent collection of Victorian era white stone buildings, including a museum and art gallery. Browse the market or try a stream train, sample award winning cheeses or visit the Aquatic Centre and public gardens. Guests can see some fantastic New Zealand sights - the hostel is only 30 minutes drive to Moeraki Boulders and the Waitaki Valley which is home to the “Vanished World” fossil trail.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 12:00
From 16:00 to 20:00
From 16:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-3-4345008

Fax. 64-3-4345008

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Blue Penguin Colony Oamaru (5 to 10km)
  • Victorian Historical District (500m to 1km)
  • Moeraki Boulders (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Hostel was small but very high on coziness. Wood burning fireplace in the lounge was a welcome plus. Bed was very comfortable and privacy was a treat since there were few guests. Would definitely stay again.


Avatar for Timothy


Sat 17 Sep 2016

very well run, spotless, very attentive manager


Avatar for Gaynell


Sun 22 Feb 2015

A lovely place. Very homly, and very environmentally conscious.


Avatar for Luke


Fri 28 Nov 2014

An excellent stay really nice atmosphere .


Avatar for peter


Sun 17 Mar 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Intercity Bus 800m; Magic Bus 500m; Atomic shuttles.
Alternate Transport
500m from City Centre Outside Hostel
Parking available outside hostel.

Recently Viewed

YHA Oamaru