Clean, warm and friendly. Ive stayed here before and will return again. I loved the dry humoured local who worked in the hostel. We had an twin ensuite room and it was spotless.
This is a spotless hostel with friendly and helpful staff. There is a great living/lounge area with a nice warm fire. There is no television which is great for this peaceful locale - bring a book and bottle of wine. Rooms are neat and tidy and comfy and shared bathroom facilities were very clean as well. This is a great little place to spend a night or two and soak in the serenity of Lake Tekapo.
I stayed 5 nights in the Tailor Made Backpackers in March 2009 in a double ensuite room. It is a nice, quiet hostel which is spread out over a number of buildings within the same grounds. The interior is ok, nothing special. The rooms are functional but not exactly inspiring. But I suppose for a backpacker hostel this is to be expected. The grounds are very nice though. You could spend a peaceful sunny afternoon chilling out in them with only birdsong to interrupt your thoughts. The one thing that I found on the negative side of things was the shower pressure. It wasnt great to be honest and they could do with looking into how to improve it. But everything else was grand. The staff are helpful and friendly and run a tight and efficient ship. Good attention is paid to recycling…
Loved it! The welcoming reception, and the room was clean and roomy, and extremely cozy. And very sunshiny with huge window facing the yard but still with privacy. They even had an portable heater which could keep me warm during the cold night of lake tekapo. Shared bathroom and toilet were spotless clean and well maintained. Kitchen and common area were also nice enough. The only downside is the location, as it was a bit up the hill from the lake. But maybe it is the reason why this wonderful lodge is very peaceful and reserved. Anyway it was only 5 minutes walk to the lake, no big deal. I will definately go back to this place.
This was the best hostel we stayed in. Very clean and comfy beds ( we had a double ES room), good value for money, nice gardens and short walk to the village.