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YHA Lake Tekapo

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Lake Tekapo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the kitchen fully equipped with cooking utensils. and the YHA management is quite thoughtful in a sense that they trying to keep the kitchen smell away but keeping the door between kitchen and bedrooms is closed especially during the meals time when people cooking. the room is clean bed is comfortable. the toilets also very clean just that it will... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in for 2 nights stay, have a good sleep there. Good location as it just next to the bus stop. Friendly staff and manager provide good service. Clean and comfortable room.Good option for budget stay.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean with good communal areas and kitchen, bit of a weird urinal smell throughout the hostel when we were there. Mattress was comfortable and linen was clean. The one window in our room (5) opened into the hallway which wasn't ideal, but a giant skylight on the ceiling helped with some natural light. Good budget option for travellers in Tekapo.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manager was excellent in operating the hostel. He gave us a better room accommodation wtihout extra charge. Ther view from the YHA hostel was excellent. Kitchen is very clean and well-organized. Lounge is clean and well-organized. Beddings are clean.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was a very decent place to stay. Excellent location if you're lugging a heavy bag on and off a coach-bus, right next to where bus stops and also right on the lake. The people that work here are honest and helpful. At first I thought I was going to freeze to death in the night but then realized the... More

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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stunning view of the lake from the common area. Fantastic amenities and outdoor area. Wifi at a price. Mountain bikes for hire for cheap. The common room kitchen closes from 1030-12pm which is rather inconvenient, but otherwise a great hostel.

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Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

For me YHA Lake Tekapo was the best of all the YHA hostels I stayed in during my trip. The double room was lovely. The bathrooms and the kitchen were very clean and well equipped. From the common room you have an amazing view towards to lake through huge windows. The village's centre is very close, too. There are a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was my first trip to YHA lodge during my 1 week New Zealand's trip, so I really didn't know what to expect. It was at a great location, you can enjoy Lake Tekapo's view from the common room and even walk straight to the Lake from the lodge. The view was heavenly! The room was fine and the kitchen... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I reckon YHA Lake Tekapo being the best YHA I've ever stayed in Aotearoa. The location was perfect, a minute from Naked Bus stop, right in front of the lake and easy to hike to Mt John Observatory. Money cannot buy the view I bet! Even staying there for only 1 night but I really enjoyed it. I had memorable... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Despite de good localisation, it doesn't wort the money that you pay for it. We stay there for a night and it was a nightmare. First of all the rules are not enforced - kitchen was a mess and very dirty, disgusting! It is not higenyc at all... Secondly, the roons are located next to the dining area and, even... More

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YHA N, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi there, and thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay with us. The team here work hard to make sure our hostel is always at its best. The kitchen is tidied at the start of shift each morning and closed every day at 10.30am until midday for a deep clean and then cleaned again at... More

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Also Known As:
Yha Tekapo Hotel Lake Tekapo
Yha Tekapo Hotel
Address: 3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the lakefront with unobstructed views to the mountains beyond, the million-dollar view from the YHA Lake Tekapo backpacker hostel is of the incredible shades of blue of this glacier fed lake in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. The hostels large lounge area directly overlooks the lake and is a comfortable and cosy retreat. Relax in front of the roaring log fire with the friendly hostel cat on your lap. ... more   less 
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