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Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even writing a review makes me nostalgic of the time I spent at this property. It is the best hostel I ever visited. It's a beautiful home one can stay forever. From being a lovely property, to comfortable rooms, clean bath area, well stocked kitchen, quiet yet easily accessible, great bunch of people around, and everything that can't be described... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the best hostels we've found in NZ! Separate buildings keep the guest:bathroom ratio down. Shared bathrooms and kitchen are spotless, rooms are clean and spacious. Shared space has a warm wood-burning fire. Definitely recommend!

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Thank KiwiKM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tailor Made Backpackers is located in a fantastic location. An extremely short walk to town but also far enough away from the busy town. A great kitchen with lots of cooking utensils etc with great dining and lounge areas. A wood fire place makes the lounge cosy. I stayed in a 4 bed room which was big enough for... More 

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Thank Kelly P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with my boyfriend and had a great time. The hostel is spread out over several buildings which gives it a unique feel. We had a double room in a building with three more rooms, 2 showers and 2 toilets. The room was nice and big and had a heater which was a nice bonus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lady staff who attended to us when we checked in. She went through everywhere with us. The hostel has a very spacious kitchen and lobby which has a fireplace and radio. At night you can get companionship from the two kitties and they are so cute!! However despite the room comes with a heater, it doesn't really warm the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Big thumbs down for their staff and "policy." On Thursday morning I made a reservation for Saturday. An hour and a half later I called back to try and cancel the reservation because my van would not start and I would have to wait through the weekend to get it fixed. The "manager" refused to cancel my reservation because it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Love been in a Dorm but not a bunk bed! The free Hot water bottle was well needed. Kitchen and living room are large and the fire is very nice. Definitely a lovely place to stay, not far out of the centre. On check in we were given a map and directions to anything you could possibly need to know

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private room: the cold inside was incredible and it took almost all the night to the little heater (very noisy) to make the stay in the room affordable. The kitchen wasn't so clean and honestly it was the coldest place on heart. Together with that, the price actually wasn't low enough to justify the scarcity of... More 

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Tailor-Made-Tekapo, Owner at Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, We are sorry that your heater was not working correctly during your stay. We do of course wish you had let us know while you were here so we could have remedied this for you. Lake Tekapo is a high alpine village and can get very cold (around -4 during the night of your visit) Its one of the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I had a private room which was really spacious and the plug in heater kept the room warm. The bed was super comfy and I had some great nights sleep there. The shower, albeit was right next to my room and was shared, always seem to have a good amount of hot water and was good pressure. My only negative... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had a private room that was in a separate building in the garden, together with another private room. Very quiet. Generally cold - there is a small radiator in there but it takes a long time to heat up. Hot water bottles were provided but you had to go to the kitchen in the main building to boil water.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in a quiet corner of the village and set in a beautiful garden, we are only 300 metres from the bus-stop and the Village shops. Lake Tekapo is half-way between Christchurch and Queenstown/Wanaka (all less than 3 hours away) and we are only just over one hour from Aoraki / Mt Cook. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel

Address: Lake Tekapo Village | 11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $47 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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