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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay here was ruined by the guys that thought it was ok to help themselves to my food bag. Such as shame that there are thieves in an environment where everyone is in the same boat. The poor owner of the hostel has a massive cleanup on her hands the morning that I was leaving as the place had... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here two night one before and one after our keppler trek. The woman working at the reception was very friendly. The hostel was very calm at this time of the year. The overal areas were very clean and the kitchen was easy to use. Our room felt more like a little skiing chalet than a backpackers.. Our dorm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean and tidy, sharing the kitchen and bathroom with people staying two other bedrooms feels like being housemates with them instead of living in a hostel, which is quite interesting.:) Though we booked for a shared bathroom room, I like that we have a water tap inside the bedroom. Te Anau Lake is just across the road.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was ok, a shame the internet doesnt work in the rooms, and annoying that u have to pay extra for it. BUT Nice setup that 2 rooms share a little kitchen and bathroom, we had the place to ourselves which was great. We stayed a month or so ago and it wasnt very busy. The communal area in... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stayed here for two nights, mainly so we could take part in a Milford sound tour which we had booked on to. We had a private room which was clean, although the heater did seem to be knackered! Luckily it wasn't too cold anyway. We stayed in a small apartment like building, but no one else checked in during our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights either side of doing the Milford Track. It's decent value. The staff were always helpful. The kitchen is big and very well equipped with a nice warm tv room. There is a fire you put your shoes/walking boots out to dry. An issue I had is when you don't stay in main building. i... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The room was quite spacious, and had its own kitchen and bathroom! Perfect for what we needed, and a lot cheaper than other places we had looked at in the town ($28pp, 4 people. The YHA had been 36 dollars!). We had no nice views, but it wasn't hard to go out and walk down to the lake which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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 

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