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YHA Lake Tekapo

3.5 of 5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great location by the lake. We were drawn the garden and spent many meals just sprawled there. The staff were amazing, Helen, Richard and Billy who were ever so friendly and helpful. The building reflected the historical charm of the YHA community in Lake Tekapo, and the bathrooms and common areas were always kept clean, warm and inviting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The common room of this hostel has a huge window and looks over the beautiful Lake Tekapo. It's a great place to relax and is very clean and tidy. However my 5-bed female dorm was extremely small! There wasn't enough room for everyone's luggage and subsequently we ended up all having to put some in storage (a bit inconvenient). Also,... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The rooms themselves are a little of a disappointment with not so comfy beds and a lot of noise coming through the very thin walls but they more than make up for with a great spot right on the lake, beautiful views and an amazing social common area with a wood burning fireplace! I wish I could of stayed a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of the best places that I've been ! Great Hostel ! Good Location! Friendly Staff ! The view from the living Room is amazing, the rooms are clean, good kitchen, Maybe the only problem there was the showers, only 2 showers for all the girls but I never had to wait ! I have a really good memory about... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had a great stay here, nice clean and quiet. Great Views and good place to meet other travelers. Good kitchen and good eating areas. You can take a hike to Mount John University Observatory from here, or take a 5 minute walk to an old church at night to see the stars.

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Address: 3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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