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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room was very tight for 4 to move around. Bed was comfortable. Lounge area was comfortable and great place to hang out. I was also impressed that despite I was late all the necessary items (key, map with markings) has been prepared for me.

Thank Edward T
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small rooms but to literally just sleep in they're fine. Beds were comfy and the duvet was proper feathered thick duvet. Showers were so clean, everything looked brand new. Kitchen was great, lots of cook tops, everything works and plenty of cutlery and kitchenware to use. Lounge area kept warm with log fire and TV with films on to...

Thank callumtyson1
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge was situated in a great area as it was close to the mount john walk track and of course the lake. To get to town you had to walk 15 minutes along the lake, which is a scenic walk in itself. The rooms were tidy but there were only 2 plugs, which was unconventional. Kitchens were clean and...

Thank harryobr98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A comfortable, clean stay right on the edge of Lake Tekapo. Shared dorms were a little snug but nothing too difficult to manage. I loved the sitting area - we sat and watched Gladiator with everyone in the evening and then sat out on the beach to look at the stars. We saw a bright green comet shoot across the...

Thank Sam H
Whangaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were struggling to find somewhere to stay in lake tekapo and the only place with availability was here. Whilst we were grateful to find a bed for the night we felt it was overpriced. We stayed in a 'glamping tent' - a large tent, big enough to have beds inside. Bedding provided and a hot water bottle, but no...

Thank Meg-NZmoo
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very nice staff, good clean & comfortable room . It's about 15 min. walk from downtown and about the same in other direction to hot springs wifi not the greatest and you have to pay for it.The views of the lake are great

Thank skippy55_13
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We booked two nights here, in a tiny mobile cabin, away from main building. It was a cute and comfortable unit, but you had to walk outside to get to bathrooms and communal kitchen. They provided good linens and towels, and the washrooms were clean. The location is excellent - right on the waterfront of Lake Tekapo and a short...

Thank Therichpeasant
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Location is great. Rooms are really nice as well (double) but the wifi is absolute crap. It's very expensive with no data included and constantly disconnects. On top of that they seem to be blocking photo backups with google photos and icloud. The water cooker in our room was absolutely disgusting. Staff were friendly but not very helpful. Can't recommend...

Thank Amalkovich
United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a private twin as part of the Kiwi Experience. This place is at the edge of the lake away from town along the lake and takes about 15 mins to walk there. There's no amenities right beside this place. It's a quiet spot with a mixture of campers and backpackers. It's communal kitchen is disappointingly small but...

1Thank LindyBopper
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I stayed in a glamping tent (a big fancy tent with 4 beds inside) and it was great! The bed was clean and very comfy. The rain was very noisy at night but don't worry it's not like camping- I was still very warm and dry thanks to the blankets!! The wifi costs around $2NZD and was still very slow...

Thank deejayjin22

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Additional Information about LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: ₹ 2,973 - ₹ 4,007 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LakeFront Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you choose a dorm room facing the lake, you also face onto the communal BBQ area (I'm glad we didn't get this room). The rooms which don't face the lake are more private. Choose a dorm FAR from the squeaky slamming doors which lead from the bedrooms corridor to the living areas.”
FruitcakeF, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room that face to the lake, you can just open the slide door and sit and enjoy =]”
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SiuLam_Chan, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid dorm rooms unless you like the claustrophobic feeling.”
Gem_W1, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“maybe a private room?”
Shetland5497, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
jackc776, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
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