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Lake Tekapo Youth Hostel

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3 Simpson Lane | Lake Tekapo, Timaru 7945, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Yeppoon, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

Having been to beautiful Lake Tekapo before in the summer and the winter, we were very excited to stay in this small town (300ppl) as part of a skiing holiday, around the south island. After enjoying cosy yha hostels in queenstown and wanaka, we stayed 2 nights in YHA Lake Tekapo and were thoroughly dissapointed. As soon as we walked... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

Was an ok place for a night, but a little rough around the edges and subsequently a bit overpriced. Didn't care for the wall murals in my room that made it feel like a 5-year olds' room. The kitchen was small and in need of a bit of upkeep. I'd try the other hostels in Tekapo before coming back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

As with all YHA hostels I've stayed in, the one in Lake Tekapo is no exception. Clean, quiet, well-run and cosy. Its in a prime location right on the lake front with a warm and snug sittingroom that boasts incredible views over the lake and stunning sunsets. Theres even a piano if you fancy belting out a few tunes!! 15... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

This has to be the greatest place to stay in New Zealand. The view from your room and the little grassy area out the back is fantastic - it redefines the meaning of 'waterfront'. There's a maximum capacity of probably 20 to 30, so you can get to know people. Rooms are clean, great log fire, board games and absurdly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2007

We arrived at Lake Tekapo on a gorgeous sunny day and the lake itself is just divine. The hostel location is perfect, with a garden running down to the waters edge nearly and big windows overlooking it. However, my husband and I stayed in a double which seemed to be seperated from the dorm by a very thin wall and... More

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Address: 3 Simpson Lane | Lake Tekapo, Timaru 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
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