The Empire

  • Superior budget hostel accommodation in the centre of Oamaru
  • Ten minutes walk to the Blue Penguin colony - often they walk to us!
  • Three internet kiosks
  • Clean, warm and comfortable
  • Part of the famous "Historic Precinct" - next to the i-site
  • Centrally located for banks, supermarkets, post, shopping and dining
  • Sunday Farmer's Market and arts, crafts, second-hand goods in the Historic Precinct
  • Are you an independent traveller or a guest attending club or family gatherings? The Empire family welcomes you.
  • Make us your base to explore Oamaru, coastal Otago and the wineries of the beautiful Waitaki valley.