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Reviewed 14 November 2017

I stayed in a private room with a shared bedroom. I was amazed by the cleanlineas of the room being away from hostel experience for the last 15 years, It was a very pleasant surprise. The staff is also amazingly helpful but the location is definitely the highlight. Yep - the best location in Lake Tekapo is occupied by this neat hostel.

Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

YHA delivers great value for money as always! The hostel is located in the middle of Lake Tekapo, 5 minute walk from bars and restaurants. The staff was extremely lovely and helpful which made our stay in the hostel excellent! The room where I slept, and the caravan in the back where my friends stayed were quite tidy, and quiet so we enjoyed our sleep.
The common room was roomy and all the couches were in good shape and comfortable. The room also had a fire place which made the room nice and toasty while it being extremely cold outside.

If you're staying in Lake Tekapo, I would recommend staying in this hostel as it offers excellent value for your money!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Vil T
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is the cutest little hostel. The views from the living area are outstanding picture perfect! The owner was so friendly. We stayed in a private double room which was seperate from the hostel slightly (had to go outside to then go in through the kitchen to the loo which was a bit of a pain in the night) but the room was warm bed cosy and amazing views, we had bunnies hopping round outside our room. The showers were spot on and it had a hairdryer. kitchen very clean but just a bit too small. There were two other groups of people cooking yet no room for us as not enough hobs sadly. so we waited. But definately a hostel worth staying at and very central specially for walks up the Mt John walkway, or to go to the spa.
The area near the hostel is very poorly lit though so take a torch and be careful it is easy to miss after doing the star gazing tour late at night. Also big mention that there is a roaring fire in the common room-- just amazing so warm and relaxing. games to play or dvds to watch too.

Room Tip: Private double room got the views!!
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Tekapo YHA is in an incredible location, right by the lake with large window taking in the scenery. Ah the serenity, sitting at the window, fire roaring, writing memoirs or playing cards with my children. Can't wait to come back when the new hostel is built to check that out, hope has the same magnificent views.

Friendly staff that went out of their way to make recommendations and help make bookings. All the usual facilities we are used to at YHA including well equipped kitchen, games room and clean basic rooms.

I highly recommend for families, we have stayed at many YHA with our children, always book a private room, sometimes with ensuite. Children get the chance to meet people from different cultures, they always look forward to the games room. Tekapo games room was best located that they were central to what we were doing, easily accessible while the adults did their thing in adjoining spaces.

Room Tip: Room 5 internal by corridor, lounge across corridor, great that we could keep eye on children, but light made room bit too bright
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Daisyange
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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hi Daisyange,

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are really glad that everything we do and offer is exactly what you require and expect. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and definitely will be looking forward to seeing you again in our new hostel and hope you will enjoy as much as this one!

Also thank you for all the great tips which I am sure will really help other travelers get answers to there questions when choosing there hostel.

Best Wishes, Billy Kerr, Hostel Manager

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed in YHA Lake Tekapo for two nights and enjoyed every second of it! My room was comfortable and had great wifi; the lounge has huge bay windows facing the lake and a fireplace; the kitchen was spacious and clean...The only way this hostel could be better is with a complementary breakfast! I will absolutely come back here next time I'm in Tekapo!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
Thank kmummer
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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Kmummer,

Thank you for the awesome review, we do really appreciate all feedback and glad that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you back in Tekapo and staying with us in the future.

Safe travels, Billy Kerr, Hostel Manager

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