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Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery

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Overview
1 Frome Street, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We did not have a stay that we would recommend to anyone. Hopefully the owner takes this as constructive feedback to help improve their business. When booking this backpackers I was drawn to the arty vibe and the old house looks beautiful from outside. It...More

Thank adventurer149
Reviewed 23 April 2017

How the hell can anyone in their right mind stay here. Filthy from the ground up.Run by drop kick hippies who dont care about anything. The worst accommodation in town. For the money you can get a motel room elsewhere. Art gallery? pigs bum it...More

Thank WaynoLithuania
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I booked this hostel over the phone and specifically asked about the reference too 'over 50 age restriction' (?!) I was told this referred to dorm rooms only This hostel exactly resembles poor student digs of old. All the facilities really need updating and it...More

Thank PamRossonWye
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is nice and a bit unusual, what gives it a special charme. Not everything match together but that highlight the artist theme of the hostel. But it can be bothering that check in should be before the Pinguin "Show" (City is famous for)...More

Thank PhilippWeidenhammer
Reviewed 20 November 2016

ChillaWhile owner and staff are super friendly with lovely hostel. I had to check in late out of office hours but a lovely note from kelly was welcoming me she arranged everything to give me the best possible stay. Great staff and hosteler. I felt...More

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Chill-A-While featured on Getaway Australia as Oamaru's creative destination for artists and musicians and is highly recommended by Lonely Planet.Lonely Planet reviewUnleash your creative ...More spirit at this funky and colourful hostel in a restored two-story Victorian residence. Guests are encouraged to draw and paint, or create sweet soul music on the hostel's guitars, pianos, didgeridoo and African drums. With all that creative energy, there's definitely a laid back social vibe, and Chillawhile is one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.Off street parking, secured bike shelter and bike hire, ZENBU WiFi. Age Restricted Dorms, Heated Rooms, Atomic Shuttle Bus Service drop off and pick up at Chillawhile.Official Check in 4pm-9pm, Late check out 11.30am - late self check ins are possible for our private rooms advance payment is required, free luggage storage for guests arriving early by bus.Age restricted dormitory rooms 18 years to 38 yearsHostel age restricted 50 years and underNo age restrictions for families staying in our family room Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$12 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$12 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
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Room & Suite (22)
Dining (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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"Sleep in your car."
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"Steampunk HQ room has a view of the ocean and park in front of the building."
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"Room #8, the family room, is huge and quite comfortable."
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