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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing in every way , the view , the other guests , Richard on reception and Billy the manager , the cleanliness the kitchen set up the great showers the comfortable bed. Beware the not so good choice of cafes in the evening though , cook your own food is a great option . Next time I come here I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great friendly staff. Was nice enough to even teach my friend how to ride a bike! YHA has an amazing view through the common area. The quality of the bikes are very good. Would recommend hiring for 2 hours at least. Definitely recommend a casual ride.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi, That's awesome to hear, all of our staff love to help our guests. Hope your friend enjoyed the bike ride! It is a great way to see Tekapo. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Best wishes, Billy Kerr, Hostel Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

So this is a review specifically of room 4, a double, that I was given during winter in New Zealand. This room is probably pretty good in summer with a great view of the lake. Unfortunately this room leaves a lot to be desired in winter: 1. It's outside. You have to walk out on the deck to get to... More 

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Thank Mybincs
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Dear Mybincs I'm sorry to hear of your unpleasant stay with us in room four and we do appreciate your feedback. I would like to address a couple of points. We'll take a look at the heater as it is one that should be able to reach up to 50 degrees (celsius) and has been used during several winters and... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Three of us on the way to the Brass Monkey Motorycle rally stayed in a 6 bed dorm room and had a great stay. Everything we wanted, great helpful staff and warm comfortable room. Across the way from the village ment the location is great. Will happily stay again and recommend to others, Thanks for a brilliant stay.

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Thank Craig N
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Delighted to hear your comments and thank you for trying out YHA. hope you get to use more YHAs around New Zealand and we welcome you back to Tekapo next time. Hope the motorcycle rally was a great weekend for you. Best wishes, Billy Kerr, Hostel Manager More 

Tianjin
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed shared room, the room is nice and convenient, each bed got their own reading light. And everyone can control the main light in the room. Plenty of power plugs on the wall! Clean bedsheets and warm room! The lounge is nice and comfortable. Sight is perfect just at the lake side. In a shared... More 

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Thank Bing D
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Bing D, Thank you for your great review of the hostel. Great to hear that the experience that you had in the hostel was of a great standard and that we had everything you needed and expected to make your stay even more enjoyable. Best wishes, Billy Kerr Hostel Manager More 

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61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

+ central location, near to earth and sky office + friendly, helpful staff + good communal lounge with fireplace + free wifi - not enough showers - little character - no coffee or tea - 7 bed dorm is a little crowded- 7th bed is squeezed right by the door so lots of disturbance when people come in and out... More 

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Thank Becki S
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Becki S, Thanks for the feedback, we love to hear what our guests think about our hostel. Glad that you enjoyed the common areas especially the fireplace keeping a warm and cozy lounge for everybody. We are a very small hostel and we encourage guests to be respectful when moving around the hostel. Guests love our "home away from... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a female dorm for 5 people and the room was so small that we barely have space for our luggage. Not sure about other rooms but the dorm with 7 or 8 beds are much bigger from what I saw. Great view of the lake from the lounge. Also can see the milky way from outside the hostel... More 

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Thank Joytlq
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for taking your time to give us your feedback on your stay. Sorry you did not feel like you had enough space in the dorm. We do also provide extra luggage storage around the hostel if needed. Glad you enjoyed the beautiful night sky that Tekapo has to offer and even more happy that you could see all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night in a mixed dorm. It was just off the kitchen but I didn't find it too noisy, in fact the whole hostel has a peaceful feel to it The lounge has a cosy fire and an amazing view of the lakes, and lots of sofas, beanbags etc The kitchen was ok but the bathroom / shower... More 

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Liz, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. The staff do work really hard on offering a great service to all guests whilst maintaining a clean, warm and comfortable place to enjoy our wonderful location right on the lake. Regards Billy Kerr More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The positives: There were plenty of hooks/space to hang clothes in the dorm rooms. The location was a stone's throw from where the buses arrive/depart, and had a beautiful view of the Lake. The kitchen is large, with plenty of seating, in addition to a large separate lounge area with couches and fire pit. On the downside, the room rate... More 

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Many thanks for taking your great review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a very small and homely hostel so it is easy for people to think there will be smells and noise from the kitchen/dining room but we proactively manage this so it is rarely a problem. There is... More 

Munich, Germany
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I have seen some hostels in the EU but nothing beats YHA hostels in NZ. Cool premises and awesome common facilities. And you cant beat the view. It is located right on lake side and there is a common room with a fireplace which is lighted every night and has lake side view. Same goes for the dining room. Will... More 

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hello friend! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. Not only do we have an amazing view here at HA Lake Tekapo, but our YHA network has some of the best locations around New Zealand. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again when you visit us next.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right on the lakefront with unobstructed views to the mountains beyond, the million-dollar view from the YHA Lake Tekapo backpacker hostel is of the incredible shades of blue of this glacier fed lake in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. The hostels large lounge area directly overlooks the lake and is a comfortable and cosy retreat. Relax in front of the roaring log fire with the friendly hostel cat on your lap. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Lake Tekapo

Address: 3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $25 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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