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Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel

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Lake Tekapo Village | 11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Friendly staff, had a very comfortable stay as it was warm and cozy. Walking distance to attractions around Lake Tekapo. The kitchen is not bad, well equipped. Clean toilets and room. Love to head back sometime! :)

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oh it's hard to put to words when you have the perfect stay. We stayed in the "vip room" for one night and wished we could move in for life. It was the perfect example of simple, tasteful clean room. The common area was soooooo cosy. It really was a home away from home. The kitchen was clean and well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a night on our way through. Staff nice and helpful, lovely setting of a few separate cottages (containing several rooms each) with gardens in between. Appropriate for all sorts of travellers, looked child-friendly too. Tiny heater had done its job by the time we got back from dinner, comfortable bed and small bathroom did the job. About 2... More 

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a twin ensuite room with a friend skiing in the area. Room was warm enough with a heater but no electric blankets. Basic shelves, hooks for jackets & towels, clean bathroom, little bit stained carpet, small stain on sheet (looks like coffee or chocolate), OK beds, on site parking (only a few spots but quite adequate), close to shops... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed here with my Boyfriend as stop over before Queenstown. On arrival the staff we very friendly and told us all the wonderful things to experience in Lake Tekapo in the short time we had there. We got personally escorted to our room, and the room was very clean and a decent size. The shared bathrooms were extremely clean and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We head a twin room in Tekapo for 2 nights in July 2015. The room was lovely and had a nice view, the bathrooms and kitchen were very clean, and there is a lovely wood fire to sit by at night. Be aware that most of the rooms are unconnected to the kitchen/lounge - the backpackers is a series of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a regular hostel. As far as a hostel in NZ goes, it is fine. All the staff were friendly and efficient. Kitchen is fine. In the morning at 6:45 AM I walked in the kitchen/lobby area only to find a guest sleeping on the couch who was annoyed by my presence. I had no idea they rent out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The nicely decorated room for two was nice and warm. The room is large for two people, clean and tidy. Warmer and hot water bags are provided in the room. The location was good, close to the village center with supermarket and restaurants. You can find everything you need in the big kitchen. Free luggage storage is available. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I actually stayed there for the first time in July 2011 with my mates and came back 3 years later with my family. Not much changes since the first stay, except for the season. Friendly and helpful staffs, spacious room and very well-maintained shower/washroom. The communal kitchen is also well-equipped. And of course, another plus point is that it is... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I booked the twin bedroom with private bathroom and, in light of the price, found it of rather poor quality. No sound isolation, the door does not lock properly, very small room. On the good side, a heater was provided so at it wasn´t too cold. I guess the backpackers in dorms were satisfied but next time if booking a... More 

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