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YHA Lake Tekapo
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Recommended stay”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location with lake view from common area.
Few minutes walk to the village centre.
Kitchen is well-organized and equipped but suggest to prohibit some oily cook, it too smelly.
Our room have window that opened into the hallway, but night time we still can have good rest because no much noise from outside. People stayed there are thoughtful ^^~
The only concern for female is the bathroom. It will be great if the number of bathroom can be increase.


Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 be good if able to increase the number of toilets
2 toilets and 2 shower rooms is not enough when the YHA is fully occupied.
I like the living room where we can spend time to chat and have a wonderful view of lake tekapo.
overall is value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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. Beautiful view!

Room Tip: Room 5 doesn't have a window opening to the outside.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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 heating wasn't on (after I pulled off the thing that said not to take it off) after that it was great, had a good night sleep (but always a must with backpackers, BRING EARPLUGS). The female toilets had cobwebs on windows. But other than that everything was good and up to standard and nice colourful interiors. Cheap bike hire of good quality bikes. If you're not member you have to pay for internet.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about YHA Lake Tekapo

Property: YHA Lake Tekapo
Address: 3 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Lake Tekapo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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