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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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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Bloomington, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The location is great - we could walk to a lot of nearby attractions from the hotel. The view of the lake out back with the lupins was truly beautiful. The kitchen area was fairly large, with a very nice dining room and common area with an awesome lake view and a little patio outside. The atmosphere is really great... More

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

Thanks for the great review and yes you are right it is a temporary problem and we're sorry you had that experience. We have just finalised putting in ceiling heaters in all our rooms, yours was the last one! This means we no longer need to put in oil heaters in rooms which frees up more sockets for all those... More

Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Excellent location with lake view from common area. Few minutes walk to the village centre. Kitchen is well-organized and equipped but suggest to prohibit some oily cook, it too smelly. Our room have window that opened into the hallway, but night time we still can have good rest because no much noise from outside. People stayed there are thoughtful ^^~... More

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Additional Information about YHA Lake Tekapo

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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