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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

48 - 50 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't understand why this place is less than 5 stars -- it's warm, it's clean, it's easy to walk to town, there's plenty of parking, and the only reason the main kitchen is sometimes a bit of a mess is because the backpackers won't clean up after themselves, not the hostel's fault at all. I've stayed in the... More 

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57 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is more like staying at a friends house with comfortable and spacious rooms. The kitchen is large and well equipped and the entire hostel is very clean. Communal spaces are a little small but the rest of the service makes up for this. The location on the lakefront is amazing! A great base to adventure from.

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20 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had a four bed room with ensuite and all single beds with lots of room, comfortable beds and it was clean. The kitchen was a bit haphazard and it wasn't always easy to find what you needed. The sitting area was very small although had a nice view of the lake. Overall, an average stay despite a nice lakefront... More 

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lyon82, Owner at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your stay at the Backpackers. The cupboards and drawers in the Kitchen are marked on the outside with signs to indicate the contents so it is easy to find plates / pots/ cups etc. Always more utensils on hand from reception should you require any other equipment. Pleased you enjoyed the Lakefront location, and... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was a little shocked by how nice it was. Didn't really feel like a backpacker/hostel. Sweet deck overlooking the lake. Road is between you and the lake but very little traffic.Stayed in a single and it was huge and the bed was comfortable. Nice and quiet, but a little noisy early in the AM, though I think I slept... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the name "backpackers" turn you away. I stayed here for 1 night en route to Milford Sound. The rooms were large, parking is right up front and the help provided by the reception was great - gave us tips for restaurants in information on a glow-worm trip that we wanted to do. My friend left a luggage lock... More 

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights just before Christmas. We were in a tent and my sister was in a dorm room. The place is actually pretty big and my sister was only sharing her dorm with one other person on the 2nd night. Camping was pretty relaxed and we managed to find a shady spot. The communal areas and... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

What a great hostel! We had a private room in the garden with complete privacy. No noise pollution at all. Great value, great location. Would definitely recommend this place if you're coming to the area.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very clean hostel with good kitchen facilities. The staff was helpfull. The rooms was large and with good space for the luggage. Great location right out to the lake, with a beautiful view. I could recommend this hostel to other backpackers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The hostel was located at a really nice place just down to the lake. The kitchen was really clean and had all what you needed. The view from the kitchen was to the lake were there was a balcony. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. This is the cleanest hostel I Have stayed in. The kitchen is a pleasure with a comfy dining and lounge area attached. There is also a balcony overlooking the lake, perfect for sipping wine. The gardens are quiet with plenty of sunny and shady areas, and washing lines in each. Despite being in the bottom... More 

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