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Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers

Lake Tekapo village | 9-11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff, clean bathrooms, hot showers and warm rooms - what more could you ask for? Only wish we could have stayed longer than the 2 nights we allocated to Tekapo. You must walk up Mount St Johns. The views are amazing.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

it's on a small hillside of Tekapo, not difficult to locate. the room is built by a small container, like a cube. Small but has every hotel's element: bed, sofa, TV, bathroom. there's a nice and big enough backyard, where we can have our cozy dinner and play on swing. Like this town, it's very quiet and peaceful here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I only stayed here for one night but it was comfortable and enjoyable. Pro's: I handily got upgraded to a 4 share room at no extra charge to allow someone else to stay in the dorm for 2 nights. No bunk beds, and the beds are very comfortable. Adjoining kitchen/communal common rooms allow for good socialisation with other back packers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Originally we booked YHA but ended up here due to some mistakes of the YHA booking system, a slightly steep walk uphill (10 mins from bus stop) but is fine. We stayed in a 3 bed room in the VIP session which was really clean and tidy, surprised to see that hot water bottles are available in the room =)... More 

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Yiwu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a great time here the hostel is easy to get to from the bus drop off and very close to the lake. The staff was very helpful I lost lost my phone on the bus and they called the bus company to get it back that was great. Also we got really lucky the night we went was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Brilliant hosts with great knowledge of the surround areas. Clean, well kept rooms (each with a heater without a timer - very generous!) tidy kitchen every time we used it which was well equipped and spacious. Grounds were tidy and nooks and crannies everywhere (just a shame it was too cold to sit outside). Roaring wood-burning fire and nice showers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Though it doesn't have lake view, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Though it doesn't have private bathroom and toilet, the shared bathrooms and toilets are very near to our room and are very clean. There are a wooden table and benches just outside our room so that we can stargaze just outside our room. The sky of Lake... More 

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Wilmav_13, Owner at Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are so right, the night sky in Lake Tekapo is amazing and you can see it from anywhere around the village. I am pleased that you were comfortable in our hostel. Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely location in tekapo. We thought it was very cold though compared to other hostels in the area in winter. This is something for them to work on. Other than that the communal areas and rooms were clean and up to scratch. Knowledgable reception staff!

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Wilmav_13, Owner at Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read that you felt cold during your stay. We would like to think that however cold it gets at our 700 metres above sea level location, we keep our guests warm with heaters, blankets, hot water bottles and an log fire in the lounge. Unfortunately, we failed you and we will... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Probably the best location for a hostel in Tekapo. Just about 5 minutes away from the main road so it was nice and quiet yet near from all the shops/supermarket/bus stop. Staff was really friendly and warm, had the fire going in the sitting area which was also really, really nice. Rooms were a good size with a heater, hot... More 

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Wilmav_13, Owner at Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pointing out the advantage of our location. You are right, we are in a quiet spot, away from the hustle and bustle and yet so close to the shops, restaurants and lake. I am really glad you were warm and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's the best hostel we've stayed during our NZ trip. It was walking distance to everything (though tekapo is a small town). Room was not big but enough for 2. Staffs are great. Sufficient bathroom and toilet and they were all very clean. Nice environment and nice people stay there. Overall is good.

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Wilmav_13, Owner at Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - and compliment. Yes, we have great staff - they are passionate about making everyone feel at home. I am glad you noticed that and we hope to see you back one day. More 

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Address: Lake Tekapo village | 9-11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Number of rooms: 15
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