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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
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Me and my mom were here for one night only. The location is great, close to the village, and my room was steps away from the view of the gorgeous lake. The kitchen has amazing facilities and very clean. However the price is a bit high for a private room with outside bathroom (I went during peak season) and my...

Thank cookiebeast
PJ malaysia
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We went in a group of 4 and we stayed in a private room. The beds were comfortable and we could sleep through during our 2 nights stay. It is very nicely located with great view of Lake Tekapo from the reading room, The kitchen is big, clean and well equipped. You can even find a panini toaster and big...

Thank mccm
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at YHA Lake Tekapo. This hostel has incredible views of the lake, clean facilities, a very warm common room for cold days, offers free luggage storage before/after stay, friendly staff and comfortable bedding. It is located close to restaurants and shops.

Thank Allleexx
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The location is very good - it is just 2 minutes walking distance from the car park (long haul bus stop) and it is very close to the village. I can see the beautiful lake from the hostel. The facilities are good too. There is hairdryer and free wi-fi which I did not expect. A little thing that I do...

Thank Chui_Yeng
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

We lived in mixed dorm 4 beds and were very impressive to its awesome nearby environment, clean dorm and beds and friendly staff. We are very relaxing and enjoying the starry night in the backyard and many Lipins growing near the lake.

1Thank Hengjengtsai
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places my husband and I have been to. In the day, we can have a clear view of the lake. In the night we can see beautiful stars above the lake. This hostel has the best unblock location compared to many other resorts nearby. The only down side is that they only have common bathroom...

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

Many thanks for taking your time to review our hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed our amazing views that this hostel offers. when it comes to toilet and shower facilities, we are shared facilities but we strive to maintain a high standard of facility and cleanliness to allow all of our guests including families to enjoy there stay with...

Nantes, France
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is one of the last hostels I stayed at while in NZ, and I just loved it so much! The view from the living area is just BEAUTIFUL, we get to see the snowy mountains all the while relaxing by the chimney (great to dry your shoes after hiking!) The beds were really comfy and the duvet was very...

Thank Manon P

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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: RM115 - RM347 (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”
 of 5 bubbles hellogc, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the right side of the hostel for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles LORDZORPHIAAA, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms inside the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Amazinria, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Splendid views and great value for money”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Need to book ahead as was full every night I was there.”
 of 5 bubbles Mechanogirl, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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