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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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  • 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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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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

Valencia, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The staff was really helpful and was always making sure the facilities were clean and tidy, lighting up the fire in the lounge, tidying up the kitchen,changing the kitchen rugs...very nice!!! The twin room we stayed in was very cozy and clean. Bathrooms clean and well distributed. Beautiful garden and set up. Lounge with fire!! and spacious.

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

Hi Eva, Thank you very much for your review. Yes, we are getting into the time of year where the fire in the lounge will be going a lot. Lake Tekapo is 700 metres above sea level, so in winter we have many cold nights. But the fire in the lounge, the heaters in the rooms and the hot water... More

Lakeport, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We arrived at at Tailor-Maid Backpackers in December - the lupines were in full bloom. This hostel sits back from the main road and does not have a lake view, but the surrounding gardens are a delight and the place itself is very welcoming. The staff are great and the rooms spacious (we slept well on a king-sized bed with... 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. Yes, the lupins in December make Lake Tekapo look glorious. December is the best time to see the lupins in full glory, but also for the many varieties of irises in our garden, so you timed your visit well. Thank you. More

Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a twin/zta in room. Beds comfortable and smelled really clean in our room. Bathrooms were clean even though shared. Shower was great, good pressure, great hot water and even a built in heater to use! Towels were available under the sinks. Large kitchen to cook food. An oven with two stoves and a fridge to keep your food cold.... More

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

Dear world traveller, thank you so much for your very detailed review. It is always good to read about the things we can improve, but sometimes it is nice to read that our guests enjoyed the things that we have. We will try and keep up the good work and hope that many more world travellers like you will enjoy... 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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