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YHA Lake Tekapo

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a female dorm for 5 people and the room was so small that we barely have space for our luggage. Not sure about other rooms but the dorm with 7 or 8 beds are much bigger from what I saw. Great view of the lake from the lounge. Also can see the milky way from outside the hostel...

Thank Joytlq
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for taking your time to give us your feedback on your stay. Sorry you did not feel like you had enough space in the dorm. We do also provide extra luggage storage around the hostel if needed. Glad you enjoyed the beautiful night sky that Tekapo has to offer and even more happy that you could see all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night in a mixed dorm. It was just off the kitchen but I didn't find it too noisy, in fact the whole hostel has a peaceful feel to it The lounge has a cosy fire and an amazing view of the lakes, and lots of sofas, beanbags etc The kitchen was ok but the bathroom / shower...

Thank Liz H
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Liz, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. The staff do work really hard on offering a great service to all guests whilst maintaining a clean, warm and comfortable place to enjoy our wonderful location right on the lake. Regards Billy Kerr

Shreveport, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The positives: There were plenty of hooks/space to hang clothes in the dorm rooms. The location was a stone's throw from where the buses arrive/depart, and had a beautiful view of the Lake. The kitchen is large, with plenty of seating, in addition to a large separate lounge area with couches and fire pit. On the downside, the room rate...

Thank Caroline G
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Many thanks for taking your great review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a very small and homely hostel so it is easy for people to think there will be smells and noise from the kitchen/dining room but we proactively manage this so it is rarely a problem. There is...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I have seen some hostels in the EU but nothing beats YHA hostels in NZ. Cool premises and awesome common facilities. And you cant beat the view. It is located right on lake side and there is a common room with a fireplace which is lighted every night and has lake side view. Same goes for the dining room. Will...

Thank nil_bond_007
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hello friend! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. Not only do we have an amazing view here at HA Lake Tekapo, but our YHA network has some of the best locations around New Zealand. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again when you visit us next....

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were stunned by the location! We stayed for 1night and during our stay we had seen only 1 person as the staff and handling all the work himself including the cleaning and the receptionist.. the service was pretty friendly. We are a family so we booked a private room, but we didn't get a private toilet/bathroom. Our room turned...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your great feedback, glad to hear you enjoyed our place. We are very lucky to have one of the best views in New Zealand. We try our best to have as many things as possible for guests in the hostel so they can get to enjoy there stay. At night we do lock our front and...

Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were a group of 4 friends who stayed in a shared 6 bunker bed accomodation here. The beds were compfortable and we had an amazing time here for our two nights. The facility is clean - everything from the room to kitchen and the bathrooms. Location of this facility is amazing and is located right by the lake tekapo...

Thank V2C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Situated on the shore of the lake with picture windows overlooking the changing light over the mountains this hostel is very well ran & immaculate. One day was sunny & gorgeous so did the Mount St John loop & had a coffee at the Observatory cafe on the summit. Day 2 it rained all day & the shops took a...

Thank Mechanogirl
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Peaceful, great views, warm manager. Stayed here two nights, there is a log burner in the communal area, which was needed as it was very cold. Kitchen very clean. Small hostel but not overcrowded. Billy (manager) was very welcoming, makes all the difference. Shower wasn't very powerful but i think it's more to entice you not to stay in there...

Thank MDFandOKM
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We checked in for one night into a private double. We were a little worried about noise as our room was next to the gents and the kitchen. Whilst there are signs up asking people not to use the kitchen after 10, it was noisy until about 1030. The bed was ok and the room was clean. The showers and...

Thank kanabara
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Good thing about this YHA is you can cook for your own. Bad thing is the room look a bit old. But it is a clean and have a great stunning view. You can share chit chat with other in the community hall.

Thank JoannLim123

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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $34 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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”
hellogc, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the right side of the hostel for a better view.”
LORDZORPHIAAA, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms inside the hotel”
Amazinria, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Splendid views and great value for money”
V2C, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Need to book ahead as was full every night I was there.”
Mechanogirl, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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