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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

48 - 50 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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#6 of 29 Speciality lodging in Te Anau
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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the only backpackers located at the lakefront of stunning Lake Te Anau. An excellent starting point for exploring Fiorldland National Park, Milford Sound and the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. We pride ourselves in offering a warm, home-away-from-home atmosphere in one of the most beautiful areas of the world. We offer ensuites, double, twin and share rooms, all with all linen provided. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is only a few minutes walk to town center where you will find a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. We are always happy to make recommendations to make your stay in this area as amazing as possible.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
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Bec wrote a review Feb 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom360 contributions69 helpful votes
I was so surprised by this hostel, it was sparkling clean all the time and had everything you need and want - including a cinema room with a wide selection of films! We booked a private room which was spacious and had a shared balcony great for reading or sitting out looking at the lake. A very large kitchen to accommodate many people, it got very busy even with only 20 people in the hostel so it might get quite crowded in peak time.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lydia E wrote a review Sep 2020
Bristol, England, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
We were so pleasantly surprised by how nice this hostel was. We booked a private en suite room and it seemed brand new, especially the bathroom which had a really nice shower. Plus a stunning location with lake views and our own balcony. We had a really good sleep and the kitchen and lounge areas were nice to hang out in too.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The private en suites have balconies with beautiful views
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Maggie H wrote a review Jul 2020
Panglao Island, Philippines11 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband & I spent two nights here, lovely staff & great stay . We booked the private room with bath, Bennie upgraded our room when she learned it was my husband's birthday trip. Bennie is super friendly & helpful, THX heaps! Our room is clean and new, cozy bed, very warm. Shared kitchen is clean&tidy, providing everything we needed. We'll definitely come back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Jost-Pauline S wrote a review Mar 2020
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand356 contributions176 helpful votes
We spent the night before a twelve day hike - and the day after - in the Lakefont Backpackers. The lodge is directly on the lake front in Te Anau in a beautiful location and is well equipped. Two bedroom backpacker rooms are typically in small flats with a small kitchen and a shared bathroom. They have comfortable beds, warm rooms and are well equipped with the necessities. There is also a coin operated laundry available - a greater kitchen for more involved cooking and a comfortable lounge. We found the staff very helpful and friendly and all our reservations worked perfectly. Our Wi-fi worked very well and we would be happy to come back any day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Upstairs flats give a better view - only a five minute walk from downtown
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Loislovestravelling wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia453 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed in a self contained triple shared room and were pleasantly surprised how comfortable it was. The only draw back was the shower..... the water went everywhere on the floor, but saying that, the water was nice and hot. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the room (with the heater on low) was incredibly cozy. The best night sleep we have had in weeks. Definitely recommend this place.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$37 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionFiordland National ParkTe Anau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Fiordland Cinema (0.7 km), Lake Te Anau (0.7 km), and Fiordland Escapes (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bao Now, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar, and Sandfly Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.