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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via 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.More

Thank Edward T
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakefront Lodge. We are most fortunate to have such a great spot right there by the lake. The lodge provides a nice relaxing area to hang out and meet other travellers. I will pass on your kind...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 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...More

Thank callumtyson1
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Backpackers Lodge. It is a fabulous spot there tucked in by the lake front. We have been doing a lot of upgrading in that...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 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...More

Thank harryobr98
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay with us here in the backpackers lodge. We are most fortunate to be walking distance from most activities here in Tekapo. With the most stunning views to go with it. Sorry you felt unsure who to go to for...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 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...More

Thank Sam H
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Sounds like you had a nice relaxing time here with us. Good stuff! It sure is a beautiful place here so I totally understand your enthusiasm there. I have to agree with you regards our backpackers lodge. It is really neat with the large...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 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,...More

Thank Meg-NZmoo
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Glad we were able to provide you with accommodation. I am sorry you found your stay a wee bit cold and you felt it wasn't value for money. Unfortunately our summer was a bad one. It just didn't warm up as hoped and the...More

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"Avoid this hostel"
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"Stayed in room 9 & 10, which face the lake & right next to the kitchen! Also few steps away from..."
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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..."
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"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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