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YHA Lake Tekapo

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 15, 2014

the kitchen fully equipped with cooking utensils. and the YHA management is quite thoughtful in a sense that they trying to keep the kitchen smell away but keeping the door between kitchen and bedrooms is closed especially during the meals time when people cooking. the room is clean bed is comfortable. the toilets also very clean just that it will...

1Thank katherineaow
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Check in for 2 nights stay, have a good sleep there. Good location as it just next to the bus stop. Friendly staff and manager provide good service. Clean and comfortable room.Good option for budget stay.

Thank TayTYL
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Clean with good communal areas and kitchen, bit of a weird urinal smell throughout the hostel when we were there. Mattress was comfortable and linen was clean. The one window in our room (5) opened into the hallway which wasn't ideal, but a giant skylight on the ceiling helped with some natural light. Good budget option for travellers in Tekapo....

Thank Backwardblackbird
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Manager was excellent in operating the hostel. He gave us a better room accommodation wtihout extra charge. Ther view from the YHA hostel was excellent. Kitchen is very clean and well-organized. Lounge is clean and well-organized. Beddings are clean.

Thank Geda2721
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was a very decent place to stay. Excellent location if you're lugging a heavy bag on and off a coach-bus, right next to where bus stops and also right on the lake. The people that work here are honest and helpful. At first I thought I was going to freeze to death in the night but then realized the...

Thank melissaJP
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Stunning view of the lake from the common area. Fantastic amenities and outdoor area. Wifi at a price. Mountain bikes for hire for cheap. The common room kitchen closes from 1030-12pm which is rather inconvenient, but otherwise a great hostel.

1Thank AnnaTheGlobetrotter
Kassel, Germany
Reviewed December 24, 2013

For me YHA Lake Tekapo was the best of all the YHA hostels I stayed in during my trip. The double room was lovely. The bathrooms and the kitchen were very clean and well equipped. From the common room you have an amazing view towards to lake through huge windows. The village's centre is very close, too. There are a...

Thank Nici1989
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was my first trip to YHA lodge during my 1 week New Zealand's trip, so I really didn't know what to expect. It was at a great location, you can enjoy Lake Tekapo's view from the common room and even walk straight to the Lake from the lodge. The view was heavenly! The room was fine and the kitchen...

Thank aziey_zaini
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I reckon YHA Lake Tekapo being the best YHA I've ever stayed in Aotearoa. The location was perfect, a minute from Naked Bus stop, right in front of the lake and easy to hike to Mt John Observatory. Money cannot buy the view I bet! Even staying there for only 1 night but I really enjoyed it. I had memorable...

1Thank Kiet Q
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Despite de good localisation, it doesn't wort the money that you pay for it. We stay there for a night and it was a nightmare. First of all the rules are not enforced - kitchen was a mess and very dirty, disgusting! It is not higenyc at all... Secondly, the roons are located next to the dining area and, even...

1Thank Thirley
YHA N, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi there, and thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay with us. The team here work hard to make sure our hostel is always at its best. The kitchen is tidied at the start of shift each morning and closed every day at 10.30am until midday for a deep clean and then cleaned again at...

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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
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“room away from common room and kitchen is better, though the hotel is quiet in the evening”
 of 5 bubbles hellogc, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the right side of the hostel for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles LORDZORPHIAAA, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms inside the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Amazinria, Apr 10, 2016 | Read review
“Splendid views and great value for money”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“Need to book ahead as was full every night I was there.”
 of 5 bubbles Mechanogirl, Mar 24, 2016 | Read review
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