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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you're looking for a cheap, convenient but still clean and welcoming place to stay in Tekapo, go the Tailor Made Tekapo. Even if the hostel was full and mainly made of timber (as most of NZ house), it was still very quiet. We booked a double room with ensuite which was clean and comfy. A heater and hot water... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Staff were friendly on arrival & willing to help us with familiarising ourselves with the village. Room was tidy, warm and had everything we needed. Bathroom facilities were extremely clean and kitchen/dining had all the bits and bobs. We enjoyed our stay and would book with Tailor Made again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights and really loved it. The 2 owners are very helpful and approachable. The kitchen is big and well equipped. Some comfortable seating areas, clean rooms and good showers, You do have to pay for wi-fi though but it's relatively cheap compared to others in NZ- unlike others I don't regard free wi-fi as a... More 

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Devon, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, very clean & lovely lounge area. They have clear policies on keeping noise down which was great as it meant we slept really well. The kitchen is large but the hobs are close together so cooking at peak times can be stressful. Nice location. Our only minor complaint was that the free tea. & coffee provided wasn't very... More 

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