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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I would like to start off with some positive to this hostel first being it's location it beautiful right in front of lake tekapo. It's also close to the hot springs and hiking trail up mt john and the staff were very friendly. And the...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The place is very nice with a great tv area and kitchen but at $33 a night, it is a bit expensive for a dorm room. The beds are comfortable enough and everything is up to the right standard. You can drink in the hostel...More

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Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Thanks for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Glad you found our sleeping facilities cosy and comfortable. Unfortunately we are unable to provide free wifi as we don't have Optic Fibre internet available in Tekapo. Because of that we just don't...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Room was very tight for 4 to move around. Bed was comfortable. Lounge area was comfortable and great place to hang out. I was also impressed that despite I was late all the necessary items (key, map with markings) has been prepared for me.More

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Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakefront Lodge. We are most fortunate to have such a great spot right there by the lake. The lodge provides a nice relaxing area to hang out and meet other travellers. I will pass on your kind...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Very small rooms but to literally just sleep in they're fine. Beds were comfy and the duvet was proper feathered thick duvet. Showers were so clean, everything looked brand new. Kitchen was great, lots of cook tops, everything works and plenty of cutlery and kitchenware...More

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Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Backpackers Lodge. It is a fabulous spot there tucked in by the lake front. We have been doing a lot of upgrading in that...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The lodge was situated in a great area as it was close to the mount john walk track and of course the lake. To get to town you had to walk 15 minutes along the lake, which is a scenic walk in itself. The rooms...More

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Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay with us here in the backpackers lodge. We are most fortunate to be walking distance from most activities here in Tekapo. With the most stunning views to go with it. Sorry you felt unsure who to go to for...More

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New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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"Avoid this hostel"
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"Stayed in room 9 & 10, which face the lake & right next to the kitchen! Also few steps away from..."
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"If you choose a dorm room facing the lake, you also face onto the communal BBQ area (I'm glad we..."
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"Try to get a room that face to the lake, you can just open the slide door and sit and enjoy =]"
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