Where to Stay on a Budget in Omarama
On the edge of Lindis Pass and along a scenic journey of the Canterbury region of the South Island, Omarama is a top stop for any South Island road trip! Whether you’re journeying to the Clay Cliffs, taking the Lindis Pass to Queenstown, or road tripping to the stunning Lake Tekapo, it’s definitely worth spending some time in the Omarama area. With that in mind, here are some of the best backpacker hostels in Omarama as well as some other cheap accommodation.
Omarama has hostels and holiday parks in the town as well as budget backpacker sheep stations surrounding the area for that true New Zealand high country experience. Check out the accommodation below for what we consider some of the best hostels and budget accommodation in Omarama. And for activities, check out the 5 Fun Things to Do in Omarama.
1. Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station
Get that high country experience with Tim and Geva as they host you in their backpacker accommodation 10 minutes drive out of Omarama. Free WiFi is included in this accommodation. Plus, there are even opportunities to help out on the sheep farm if you are keen!
Check Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station out:
- Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station on Booking.com
- Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station on Trip.com
- Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station on Expedia
2. Omarama TOP 10 Holiday Park
A great budget alternative to staying in a hostel in Omarama is at the Omarama TOP 10 Holiday Park. Perfect if you are travelling as a couple, there are some affordable cabins, as well as camping sites. Facilities include shared bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and nice open spaces to relax in after a hard day on the road!
Check Omarama TOP 10 Holiday Park out:
3. Ahuriri Motels & Backpackers
Solo travellers and couples consider the Ahuriri Motels right in the town of Omarama. The motel is part of the BBH network, so BBH members will get their discount. They offer single, double, twin and 3-share rooms at a budget price.
Check Ahuriri Motels & Backpackers out:
- Ahuriri Motels & Backpackers on Booking.com
- Ahuriri Motels & Backpackers on Trip.com
- Ahuriri Motels & Backpackers on Expedia
4. Buscot Station
Less than 10 minutes drive from Omarama is the sheep and cattle station homestead of Buscot Station. There are rooms to suit any kind of budget traveller, including single rooms, double, twin, dorms and family rooms. Some come with an en-suite bathroom. There’s also the option to camp too. Buscot Station is a member of the BBH network.
5. High Country Lodge & Motels (Twizel)
As an alternative town to stay in while exploring the Canterbury region, consider Twizel just a 20-minute drive from Omarama. High Country Lodge & Motels is the only backpacker hostel accommodation in the town. They have backpacker dorms and motel accommodation with shared bathroom, kitchen and dining area facilities.