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Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation

11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Traveller (152)
Dining (11)
Spring time in the gardens
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4.5
#1 of 4 hostels in Lake Tekapo
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Boutique, budget friendly accommodation nestled in a quiet corner of the village and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Only 300 metres from the bus-stop and the Village shops. Self catering facilities are available to all guest in our large, fully equipped kitchen. There are also free tennis courts, free WiFi and bicycles available for hire.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Skiing
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Fireplace
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German
346Reviews3Q+A27Room tips

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Angela K wrote a review Jul 2020
New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at the end of our trip and in the middle of a very cold period. The room was fine, not fancy but you get what you are paying for. It was a little cold but a heater was provided and the weather was very cold at the time. Double glazing helped keep the room warm and quiet. Amazingly hot showers, kitchen was clean and had everything we needed. There was a cosy lounge with games and fireplace. My kids loved the animals and the tennis/sports equipment with the court right next door. Good location and a nice outdoors although we didn't make the most of it.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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EMG0117 wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand525 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My room had a queen and king-single/double bed with ample room so as you aren't tripping over each other - I was a single traveller and they had upgraded me to this quiet room which was very quiet, clean, comfy bed, spacious bathroom. The standard basics supplied: cutlery, plates, glasses, mugs, microwave, fridge, linen - more that adequate. Short stroll into the main Centre, supermarket, Lake and Church. Lovely garden to amble and see the various animals kept on the property.
Be aware though, if travelling with children there was no TV.
Super friendly checkin lady; highly recommend and will stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ash009764 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As backpackers, we were torn between the stunning views of the nearby, modern YHA or the lovely cosiness of Tailor Made. Not being able to decide, we ended up booking a night in both! Having experienced time in each, I can honestly say (and my travel companion agrees) that we truly preferred Tailor Made. While it doesn't have the lakeside location of YHA, it all but made up for it with it's lovely staff, spacious dorms (LOVED the lack of bunk beds) and quaint, fairytale-esque gardens. We adored the outdoor area - spending a good amount of time petting the rabbits, enjoying outdoor meals, and even a spot of stargazing. The beds were comfortable, the rooms quiet at night (not to mention ours overlooked the rabbit enclosure - an added bonus), and the kitchen/ bathrooms clean and spacious. Should we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Max wrote a review Dec 2022
Da Nang, Vietnam133 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For this style of hostel, it was pretty OK. The ensuite room was a little bit bigger than the double bed. The bed itself was comfortable. The room was clean and tidy.

The communal area was spacious, with lots of room for cooking. There were two big fridges for lodgers to store their perishable goods. They have a system where you put your name, room number and date of departure on your food. We put a pack of smoked salmon and it was still there the next day:-)

It's located within 10 minutes walk from Lake Tekapo and the main restaurants near the lake.

The only reason why I didn't give it a 5 is because they didn't refill the shower gel and shampoo dispenser in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessie1306 wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom85 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our 3 night stay at Tailor Made.

The animals everywhere around the grounds just made it that much more enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed my daily big bunny fix.

We had a double room with shared facilities (that we didn’t share as it was so quiet!). The room was basic but cosy. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and of a much better quality than I’d expect to find in a backpackers accommodation. Lovely hot showers and a heater in the shower room too.

The kitchen was large, tidy and well equipped with plenty of seating areas. We couldn’t fault the cleanliness anywhere - it was done to a high standard.

Another thing we really loved was that the signage around the hostel was subtle. There aren’t posters everywhere telling you to clean up and don’t do this or that, just a few small reminders. On that note, it is not the place to come if you want a party - the building isn’t very noise proof so it much better suits the quieter traveller and therefore, was perfect for us.

Excellent location to town and all the beautiful walks around.

Great work Jovana and Richard.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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KeithQueenstown wrote a review Oct 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly, clean, tidy. Petable friendly Guinea Pigs, Giant Rabbits, lambs, chickens. Beautiful setting. Minutes away from shops and restaurants. All the facilities you need at very reasonable prices.
20 minutes walk from Hot Pools.
We will be booking again for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AJ wrote a review Jan 2024
San Francisco, California72 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic one night stay in December at Tailor Made Tekapo. The room was great. Clean, quiet. In early December they had lupins in the yard area. We parked on the street when the small lot was full. Plenty of easy street parking as well. Walkable into the main area and lake. Check-in was easy.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ali N wrote a review Feb 2020
Sunshine Coast, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, excellent value for money, great wifi, free parking & a cosy, homely bedroom, lounge/kitchen & gardens. Very good shower. All staff were very friendly, welcoming & helpful.
A really lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kath T wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic place to stay in Tekapo for a very comfortable night off the trail. Excellent beds, very clean, well set up kitchen and laundry facilities. Staff friendly and helpful, grounds beautiful. Have stayed here twice now and will return. Kath and Lou
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DJP852795 wrote a review Mar 2024
Salisbury, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, friendly, quiet, low key vibe. Enjoyed our two day stopover stay here immensely.

Great shared cooking space. Clean shared shower and wc facilities. Good value.

Lovely to see a family of Guinea pigs in their own little enclosure too!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Lake-Tekapo-NZ
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Hi, hairdryer are in all rooms
Jennifer E asked a question Oct 2015
New York City, New York130 contributions62 helpful votes
Hello - - I was wondering what the cancellation policy is? Thank you!
Answer from Oozingrich2004
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions10 helpful votes
Book direct on their website
Answer from Lake-Tekapo-NZ
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Hi Joe, Thank you for your questions. From 1 October 2014 our prices range from $30 for a dormitory bed to $88 for and ensuite room for two people. We have good quality wifi facilities provided by IAC. Cost is $5 for 24 hours or 100GB. We have a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful garden and great staff. If you want to make a reservation, the best place is a direct booking on the secure booking page on our website (just google tailor-made-tekapo backpackers) We look forward to hearing from you again.
Neil B wrote a tip Nov 2022
Wellington, New Zealand365 contributions138 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wifi is not available in all rooms, but is good in the building with the kitchen and lounge areas in."
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traveljetter wrote a tip Feb 2018
Mumbai, India77 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a private room for more privacy"
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wolfmurphy wrote a tip Jan 2018
Lafayette113 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Since it is a hostel there is wide range of lodgings. They list several with airbnb"
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Graham L wrote a tip Aug 2017
Cooroy, Australia50 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They all looked good to me for a backpackers"
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ReviewBarracuda wrote a tip Mar 2017
Drymen, United Kingdom303 contributions128 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay in Room 1, it smells terrible!"
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tailor-made-tekapo backpackers hotel lake tekapo
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.3 km), Aotea Gifts Tekapo (0.3 km), and Billy The Bard (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include TLV Restaurant & Bar, The Greedy Cow Ltd, and Blue Lake Eatery & Bar.
Is Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
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