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, have a BBQ in our garden in the Summer or watch TV in front of the log fire in the evenings during the Winter.
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. Only 30 minutes drive to Moeraki Boulders and the Waitaki Valley - home to the Vanished World fossil trail.
YHA New Zealand is a non-profit membership organisation. Non-members pay an additional NZ$3 per person per night fee upon check-in. Memberships can be purchased online or at the hostel. Visit our website to learn about membership and the ways you can experience local communities and the environment through YHA NZ.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Reading Light
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Coming from North (Christchurch) turn right off state highway 1at the corner of Cross Street, The Red Kettle YHA is directly ahead on the corner of Reed & Cross, number 2.
Coming from South (Dunedin) turn left & follow same directions.
Our town centre is a 4 minute walk, the supermarket 300 metres, library, swimming pool about 3 minutes away.
Historic centre 10 minutes, blue penguins 15-20 minutes.
Public Gardens in the next street.
Bus Stops 8-10 minutes.