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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Just stayed one night while driving to Christchurch, Helen was super helpful and really lovely. Definitely made my stay great. Beds were clean and comfy, wifi was decent but dropped out occasionally. Views of the lake + fireplaces were nice too. Great place for the price, friendly for solo travellers.

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Bluff, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The twin room was clean. Stunning view to Lake from Twin Room window. Cozy lounge. However, we also stayed the 2nd time at the double room next to Kitchen where the cooking smell from Kitchen was trappped in the room. Hoped the management has done something on the ventilation system.

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Yamba, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My friend and I stayed here whilst making our way to Queenstown and we loved it! Very small and easy to meet new people. Lake Tekapo is beautiful and the view from the lounge room is amazing! Staff were great and amenities were of a good standard also! Definitely climb Mt John while staying here for an amazing view! Will...

1Thank Ebonie P
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 August 2015

It's a hostel. So don't expect luxury. Highlights include: -Clean showers and bathrooms -Private Rooms -Large kitchen facility with a food and spices section up for grabs left by previous travelers. -Friendly staff, it's owned by a family who lives there with small children -Common room with TV, books, couches and a wood burning stove -Camping spots in the back...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This accomodation was a great experience along traveling through NZ. Manager Billy does amazing job in this hostel, as well as other managers do but I don't know thier names... Everything was clean, Billy was still keeping up the fire and warm within building, he was always willing to help with bookings and answers the questions and I didn't have...

Thank MarioXS99
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Not much that makes this place stand-out from other hostels, but it was exactly what we expected. The facilities were clean, the kitchen was small but enough. The rooms were average, bathrooms were likewise. The lounge/living area was welcoming after a day of exploring. Although everything is walk-able in the area, the location of the hostel was, more or less,...

Thank Brent A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were driving down with friends from Christchurch to Queentown. stayed overnight at the YHA Lake Tekapo. it was warm and very comfortable, toilets and bathrooms were clean. got ourselves two private rooms, not too sure about the shared rooms and its not far from the convenience shops.. huge kitchen to prepare our breakkie. best back yard and starry night....

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 July 2015

從青年旅館公共空間望出去就是非常優美的景色。 當天氣不佳時,下雨、太冷、風太大,我們可以回到美麗的青年旅館公共空間,這裡永遠溫暖! 我在這裡住了六天,於是觀察到TEKAPO湖的各種樣貌,從早上到晚上,從晴天變成雨天。如水晶般清澈、如鏡般平靜、皺浪濤濤,色彩豐富的群山、變化多端的陽光、不可預測的天氣... 所以非常感謝有像這樣一處平價又如此貼近TEKAPO湖畔住所,我才能有以上體驗。 強力推薦這間青年旅館 ^___^ *可以邊洗衣晾衣服邊欣賞湖景。 *廚房常常不太乾淨。 *衛浴通常很乾淨。 *通鋪有些擁擠,但床很舒服。 Very, very good view from the warm common area!! When the weather is not very good, raining, too cold, or windy, we can just go back to our beautiful common area, always warm!!! I stayed 6 nights here and I saw Lake Tekapo from morning to night, from sunny to...

2Thank ConjuntoUniverso
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we got stuck this hostel twice due to weather conditions on the trail we our doing. The guy who seemed to be running the hostel was friendly. However same can not be said for another staff member. There was a load drunk Chinese tourist with no thought about any other guests there. None the staff told them to keep...

1Thank 4seasonbackpacking
YHANZ, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your stay with us. We believe we are quite a hiker-friendly hostel. We had a busy season this year with hikers, trampers and cyclists staying with us. We have a lot of storage for gear and we do collect parcels for trampers/hikers/cyclists...

Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with my wife. First night in a dorm and the second in a double room. The staff were very accommodating beforehand and managed to upgrade our booking for one night. They even cleaned the room extra early so we could move our things into it for the second night. Amazing location overlooking the lake....

1Thank Matthew E

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right on the lakefront with unobstructed views to the mountains beyond, the million-dollar view from the YHA Lake Tekapo backpacker hostel is of the incredible shades of blue of this glacier fed lake in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. The hostels large lounge area directly overlooks the lake and is a comfortable and cosy retreat. Relax in front of the roaring log fire with the friendly hostel cat on your lap. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Lake Tekapo

Address: 3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: ₹ 1,751 - ₹ 4,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“room away from common room and kitchen is better, though the hotel is quiet in the evening”
 of 5 bubbles hellogc, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the right side of the hostel for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles LORDZORPHIAAA, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms inside the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Amazinria, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Splendid views and great value for money”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Need to book ahead as was full every night I was there.”
 of 5 bubbles Mechanogirl, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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