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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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