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Reviewed 17 April 2023

This was a great place to stay. I had the room with a private bathroom and it was all comfy enough for the couple of nights I stayed. The car park is small and quite awkward, so I parked on the residential street which was no problem at all and lots of safe parking available. The facilities are well maintained and all the other guests were very respectful and it was pretty much quiet by 10pm. I didn't see any staff - the keys were left in an envelope in a check-in area, with a clear map of where your room is located - it worked very well and no issues. It's only a short walk to the lakeside so this accommodation is great value for money. When I arrived the room was very hot from the heat of the sun so the following day I kept the curtains closed as there's no air con. This definitely helped to keep it cool.

Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

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

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

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.

Date of stay: November 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

We had a nice stay. It was clean and functional. One reason this place stood out when booking, was the animals around the place. There were only two chickens, which was sad. We don't know what the story is here. The runs are there, just no animals.

Room tip: Wifi is not available in all rooms, but is good in the building with the kitchen and lounge areas in.
Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: May 2021
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