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Lake Tekapo Budget Accommodation
Sydney, Australia
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518 reviews
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“Perfect Location!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Right in the centre of town with Lake Tekapo at the rear.
Check in with the Tekapo Scenic Motel on site........very nice people to deal with.

We had a 4 bed dorm style room (1 Dble & 3 single bunks) for the 3 of us and it was excellent.

Fresh linen, doona and nice towels.
Air conditioning, fan, electric blanket, desk, lounge, dressing table, mirror and hanging hooks.

Plenty of private bathroom facilities...single shower and toilet.
Good kitchen and a small common area.

If you don't want to cook just walk through the garden to the tavern for dinner and a beer.

The only negative was the lack of parking for backpackers on site.
On site parking it seems is reserved for Motel occupants.
Cars are left out the front in a parking area but it did not seem to be a concern.

All very good and would certainly return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The location is fabulous as the hostel is just location behind the only row of shops in Lake Tekapo. Furthermore, the Lake is just opposite the accommodation, across the domain. Since the hostel is operated by the Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort, they do provide the free towel which change daily and room cleaning daily.

The room is clean and spacious even in a six person dorm room. However, the kitchen is relative small which maximum can only accommodate 3 person at any time. Dining room, kitchen and TV lounge are shared in same place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Manila
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The six bunk dorm we stayed in was very clean and more spacious compared to other hostels. The property also had motel type rooms but the only room available for the four of us was in their budget accommodation. It had an a/c and fan, no windows but a skylight roof for stargazing I suppose, no heater but each bed had an electric blanket. There were four toilets & baths as far as I can remember so waiting time was not that long. The only drawback was the single kitchen facility which was not enough in my opinion.

There was free wifi with a limit of 20MB, after which we had to pay for internet use. Parking was no problem since there was a big parking lot nearby. Restaurants, shops, a supermarket, and gas station are just a few steps away.

And best of all, right in front was Lake Tekapo for everyone to enjoy. A few minutes by car was the Church of the Good Sheperd and the collie statue where a lot of tourists stop to make the obligatory photo shoot. We also went to Mt. John Observatory which is also located not too far away.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 13, 2011

Staying at this hostel was a last minute decision, but the staff accommodated me quite well and made me feel very welcome. These are half motel and half hostel type premises, so the cleaning crew does a great job keeping the rooms clean. The added bonus were the nice, clean towels that came with the price of the bed, which is not the norm, and, in fact, I have not encountered any other hostel on my two-week trip that provided free towels. The kitchen is small, but one of the ladies took it upon herself to make sure that it was clean throughout the day, which made it one of the cleanest kitchens I've seen on my South Island trip. They also keep free milk in the fridge for guests. The location is very convenient as well to the famous Church of the Good Shepherd, Mt. John hiking trails, and nearby kayaking. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Lake Tekapo Budget Accommodation
Address: PO Box 126 | Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Number of rooms: 6

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