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YHA Lake Tekapo

3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, 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
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here only for one night but I could have stayed here longer. The staff is friendly and helpful, the hostel is clean, the kichen is great, good atmosphere, the rooms are spacious, and the location is great with a beautiful view over Lake Tekapo. I recommend staying here!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

perfect location, unbeatable lake view at the lounge, spacious kitchen with everything you need, friendly & super helpful staffs plus atmosphere, definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed, no doubt will stay again if the next time i come back! Keep it up!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the lake views and its kitchen. but the rooms near washroom / kitchen is comparatively noisy because people will be using hair dryer late at night. Location is nice, near to treks and super market. staff are welcoming and helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a double room just off the dining area. The room was great, with a comfy bed and clean bedding, but it was very noisy being next to the gents and off the kitchen area, particularly when a couple of guests decided to start cooking at 3am on night....! The communal lounge area was lovely for chilling out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The yha is in a great location with the living room looking straight over the lake and mountains. Everything is clean and tidy and the staff are warm and helpful. Very much enjoyed my stay, would definitely recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be one of the best YHA's in New Zealand given its superb location (right on Lake Tekapo) & its very competent management (clean & very well run by Billy & his team). However I'm afraid the layout of the Hostel means that if you have noisy & inconsiderate fellow travellers, as we did last night, you will not... More 

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

Hi Jan, We’re glad you found our staff were friendly and that you enjoyed our location. Though we are sorry you didn’t completely enjoy your stay with us because of other guests’ noise. It’s feedback like yours that helps us improve our service! So, thank you very much for your feedback. The team here work hard to make sure our... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When I first visited YHA Lake Tekapo in 2010, I was convinced that I had found the most beautiful view on the planet. So, for the last five years, I'd been looking for an excuse to go back - purely for the purposes of research you'll understand - and check that this was definitely the case. And it was. The... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I spent 1 night here,the staff were very friendly and nice,I booked the room with agoda,I paid NZD37,I check in with my YHA membership card,I got NZD 3.7 for refund,they are very honest!! great location by the lake, It is a pity that I only stay for 1 night,and that night was raining、cloudy,I miss the chance to see the stars.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

stayed with my girlfriend for a night. we had taken a double room with a shared washroom though. great location and friendly staff are the positives. however, the girls washroom always had a long wait. and the walls arent sound proof, and we could hear every single thing from the next room. very close to restaurants and shops. would recommend... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I spent two nights here, the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are small but spacious, laundry room is a bit small though. The common room, the kitchen and the bathrooms are clean and well maintained. The hostel is located close to the lake and is a few minutes walk to town. I really enjoyed my stay here and... More 

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