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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We stay 2 nights at Tailor Made Backpackers. The hostel consist of 3 buildings. The location of the hostel is wonderful, only few minutes walk to the shops and lakeside. Everything is clean, the living room was comfy and the kitchen is big and has everything you need for cooking. Cons would be no free wifi, and the paid wifi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good value backpackers not far from the lake front. The twin room we stayed in was located in an wooden style outdoor building and was of a good size and clean. The kitchen and lounge facilities were inside the main building and seemed to be clean and useful.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at Tailor-made backpackers for 2 nights over Easter and it was one of the best backpackers we've ever stayed in. Even though it was fully booked both nights it never felt full, it was very quiet in our room and toilets and showers were always empty when we wanted to use them. The kitchen is fully equipped with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed in a twin en suite unit. Our beds were comfortable. One reviewer mentioned their room "had nothing else than a bed." Ours also had a bedside table, but in the type of room we booked beds are all that we expect. We had several large shelves which took most luggage, etc., off the floor. Our bathroom was more... More 

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