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CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL LATE 2018. Construction has begun on a brand new YHA Lake Tekapo! The new hostel will sit on a slightly different lakefront site, but with the same amazing views we all know and love.
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YHA Lake Tekapo is a nice place to stay. If you have the time, stay for 2 nights. The YHA faces the lake directly and is an excellent location for photography. Common kitchen is well equipped with the necessary items for you to cook and interact with fellow backpackers.
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I stayed in a private room with a shared bedroom. I was amazed by the cleanlineas of the room being away from hostel experience for the last 15 years, It was a very pleasant surprise. The staff is also amazingly helpful but the location is definitely the highlight. Yep - the
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YHA delivers great value for money as always! The hostel is located in the middle of Lake Tekapo, 5 minute walk from bars and restaurants. The staff was extremely lovely and helpful which made our stay in the hostel excellent! The room where I slept, and the caravan in the back
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This is the cutest little hostel. The views from the living area are outstanding picture perfect! The owner was so friendly. We stayed in a private double room which was seperate from the hostel slightly (had to go outside to then go in through the kitchen to the loo which was a
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Tekapo YHA is in an incredible location, right by the lake with large window taking in the scenery. Ah the serenity, sitting at the window, fire roaring, writing memoirs or playing cards with my children. Can't wait to come back when the new hostel is built to check that out,
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at Yha Lake Tekapo
Responded Jun 26, 2017
Hi Daisyange, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are really glad that everything we do and offer is exactly what you require and expect. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and definitely will be looking forward to seeing you again in our new hostel and hope you will enjoy as much as this one! Also thank you for all the great tips which I am sure will really help other travelers get answers to there questions when choosing there hostel. Best Wishes, Billy Kerr, Hostel Manager
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兩張單人床交錯放, 可以在床邊收拾行李, 房內有一個對外窗, 可拉窗簾, 暖氣在中間的屋頂上
Hi Göran! At YHA New Zealand all bedding is provided including sheets. You can bring your own towel or hire one from reception for $1. Unfortunately YHA Lake Tekapo is currently closed while we build a new hostel - due to open in October 2018. Our Nearest hostel is YHA Aoraki Mt Cook. January is a very busy time in New Zealand and we recommend booking in advance for any of our hostels over the summer months to make sure you have a bed, as due to safety reasons we can't let people stay without a bed. Prices for beds vary by location and time of year - you can see prices for specific dates and all of our hostels on our website - to find us Google search YHA New Zealand :) Kind Regards Jasmine - Marketing Executive, YHA New Zealand
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It won't let me post the site I used to book per TripAdvisor policy. But if you search on booking DAWT com you'll find what you're looking for.
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Hi there, bookings are currently open from April/May 2019. As our opening date becomes more certain we'll be opening up more availability before then, but it's unlikely to be March due to council sign-off requirements. Best, Emma
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Hi Ellen, you can see full availability for all our properties on the YHA website :)
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"Private double room got the views!!"
"Room 5 internal by corridor, lounge across corridor, great that we could keep eye on children, but light made room bit too bright"
"room away from common room and kitchen is better, though the hotel is quiet in the evening"
"Choose rooms on the right side of the hostel for a better view."
"Rooms inside the hotel"
yha tekapo hotel lake tekapo
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
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