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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

(Kiwi Experience) We asked for a double but when we arrived were told that there were none so we were put in a dorm. It was 4 beds, okay, a little small but the beds were comfortable enough and we slept quite well. Facilities were...More

Thank Hannah T
Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Hope you are having an amazing time travelling around New Zealand with Kiwi Experience and seeing everything we have to offer in our beautiful country. Sounds like our lake front lodge meet your expectations. Good stuff! Great location to everything Lake Tekapo has to...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Okay I spent 2 nights here and it was comfy and clean. A little old but serviceable. Looks like some money is being spent in the outdoor communal area. The reception were great and that was the biggest strength. There was a very happy, friendly...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I read some comments about how the kitchen was a mess and such, but I got there and found out a great kitchen, clean, organised and well equipped. Sometimes can be busy, but this is normal everywhere when there’s a lot of people, but this...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Since all of the hotels in Lake Tekapo were booked, I researched this LakeFront Backpackers Lodge. I couldnt get any of the private rooms & had to settle for the shared room. It was the worst experience in my life. Summer in Lake Tekapo can...More

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Response from Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 13 February 2018

Hi I feel you have been a bit harsh with our backpackers hostel. The end of the day it is a backpackers stay and not a Motel. A completely different sort of stay. This area is fabulously designed and we have hundreds of people go...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I have experience with separeted twin room. Clean rooms, lovely places to eat, superb scenic view - even from my bed. It id 15 min walk from the centre, where buses stop. Spa is close, hill is close and worth to climb up on it....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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