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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in a 6-beds dorm. The dorm room was spacious and the beds were clean and great. I got really bad eczema and skin allergy but still had a good night sleep. The lounge view was magnificent and sunny, and it has a fireplace lit when we arrived. The bathroom is okay, kitchen is good.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on the lake front, perfect for ealy morning coffee with a view. This YHA has a nice lounge, huge kitchen and dining area. Staff was nice and accommodating. However wifi is NOT free for non YHA members. Our room was quite cramped. Hardly any space to open my suitcase.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The hostel is on the lake front, with amazing views. All in all there isn't a lot to do in Tekapo but the hostel had good facilities and was central to what little there was (I would recommend the hot springs!) The price was a lot higher compared to other YHA hostels in New Zealand. The staff were helpful and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stayed here for one night when I was on my way to Queenstown from Christchurch and I really enjoyed my stay. When I arrived, the reception staff were nice and really helpful. Lake Tekapo is a beautiful place, and there are stunning views from the hostel. During the evening it snowed, but it was nice and warm in the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I travelled around a significant portion of both islands after spending some time working in Christchurch, and I must say that when I remember my travels this is by far my favourite hostel. It gave everything you could want from a hostel: reasonable price, immaculate facilities, welcoming staff, and a simply stunning view to boot! I especially enjoyed their common... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had a upper decker bed in one of the share dorm. you might interrupt other dorm mates if you get to bed slightly late as the stair to climb up the bed and the bed itself caused noisy sound. Gosh, those backpackers were messy enough. But I just lodged in for one night. The cooking appliances especially the nonstick... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were greeted very happily by Erin who helped up book our room and made us feel welcome being our first time in a hostel. The rooms are very clean, great rec room to chill in at night with a piano, guitar, and a huge variety of books & movies to choose from. The bathrooms were kept clean and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Thanks Billy and Erin (two Scots living far away from home in Mackenzie Country) for your warm hospitable welcome! I stayed two nights and considering I've had a few issues with $$$ of late I was glad they were more than happy to wait for some funds to come through. Rooms were tidy and homely, I enjoyed the thick duvets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really cosy hostel, very small. When I was there there were a lot of asian people, which leads to another atmosphere. But I really liked this hostel. All facilities were there and the staff was absolutely the most amazing people I have ever seen. They help you with everything and make you feel like home. Thanks for that guys! The... More

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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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