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Lake Tekapo village | 9-11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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

Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've stayed twice since last winter and both times were great! The rooms have comfortable beds, the kitchen is big and well equipped, the living area is warm and cozy with a fireplace and lot of board games. The showers and toilets are also very nice and clean. It's a beautiful hostel and the staff is really friendly and helpful.... More

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

The best compliment for us, is a returning guest - so thank you very much for staying with us twice and taking your time to write a review. We will keep up the good work! Thank you More

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed for one night, superb value for money. Very quiet location with beautiful gardens and free tennis courts. Its not even 5 minutes walk to the town centre. The staff showed me on a map great places to go star gazing and were really helpful.

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

Hi Richard, thank you for your positive review. The stargazing is becoming very popular here in Lake Tekapo - whether or not you take a tour or look up to the sky at night from anywhere in the village. Even Tekaponians do not tire of this beautiful night sky - you should consider changing the bright lights of Auckland for... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great place to stay, lovely spacious and well kept grounds, I liked that it was away rrom the hussle of the town area, but only 5 mins walk from it. Clean, well appointed kitchen and my room, with ensuite was great! Friendly and helpful staff...

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

Hi Roger, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel. It means a lot to us when guests feel happy about the place. We hope to have you back in the not-too-distant-a-future. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place was great - we stayed in a double room with ensuite, which was surprisingly big and very comfy. The communal area is cosy and the kitchen is well stocked (it can get quite busy, but it wasn't hard to adjust your timings to use it when it was quieter). Staff were very friendly and helpful, and run a... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We agree with you, it is so nice to have a hostel that appeals to a great range of people and nationalities: young independent travellers, families and mature independent travellers. This is reflected in the atmosphere in the common room and everyone gets on. Loving it. Thank you. More

Bern, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hostel is situated a bit off the main street and therefore quiet, as long as you remind your neighbours of having their conversations in the common room. Our room was small but we've seen smaller ones, and it was clean – the kitchen didn't leave a well-maintained impression though. The staff was friendly and helpful. Staying here for one... More

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

I am sorry you experienced your stay as only average. Unfortunately, in the South Island we do have different cost aspects - Christchurch has huge insurance costs, Mt Cook has National Park fees and we have an enormous electricity bill here in Lake Tekapo. Therefore it is hard to compare prices of one hostel with another hostel. We think that... More

Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This hostel is spread over three separate buildings, meaning that there can be a lot of people staying without it seeming crowded. However, this also means that the kitchen and bathrooms/showers can get quite busy. But if you plan your day for this, it isn't a big deal to avoid. Location is great, just off the main road but very... More

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

Hi Laura, Thank you very much for your review. You are right, when the hostel is full, it can be a bit busy - but it is very easy to avoid peak hours in the kitchen. We're glad you managed to stay warm. Tekapo is as much a winter-resort as it is a summer-resort. Winter is special with snow and... More

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