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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed in a private double room, which was actually a tiny cabin with a double bed in, and that's it! The cabin is separate to the main building, meaning you have to walk outside to go back inside to use the bathroom or any other facilities. The view from the cabin was beautiful, but unfortunately this was the only...

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night here in the lakefront lodge backpackers. Firstly, the process of checking in, although smooth and organised, felt very impersonal and robotic, which I didn't like. Then we arrived at the backpackers lodge, which is located right on the lakefront and a stones throw away from the tekapo springs which is great. It is also within walkable distance...

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Thank JessMack12
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for one night and it was more than enough. We stayed in a room for 6 people. It was alright. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the city center. A problem is that wifi is not free. By the way, the night sky and the stars there are amazing. Just walk to the lake and...

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Thank Lucas M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My wife an I stayed here for a couple of nights and found it to be a good hostel, with clean well maintained facilities. The view from the common room is very good, and it is right on the lake front. The kitchen and BBQ area is well equipped and in good order, and overall the hostel is very clean.

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Thank AussieJono
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This lodge is absolute rubbish. We stayed one night and left for mount cook village in the morning with the promise of a member of staff reserving two rooms for us if they became available in a days time, as it was currently fully booked.This reservation obviously never went through as we found out others had taken our promised beds...

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1Thank Hamish_Smith1
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Location is great, rigth in front of Lake Tekapo and 10 min walking to town centre. The facilities and bedroom are clean and shower is good (hot water and water pressure). Reception is far from the rooms. Bathroom doesn't have heater and it's cold inside. The bedroom is very noisy, the walls seem to not block any sound from outside.

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Thank Mevess
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a one night a few days ago. I stayed in a four bed dorm which was very small but didn't bother me as I was with three of my friends. The view from both out room and the lounge was outstanding! The kitchen is quite small and can get quite busy but again this didn't bother me...

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Thank Reena48
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed her in a 4 bed dorm the bed where really nice and same with the pillows also way a plus when backpacking. Location is right on the water front so walking along it you get some stunning views and photos. The hot springs are right beside here to. The kitchen is really clean and there is also a oven...

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Thank Carlalewins
Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We stayed for one night it was find, but underwhelming. We booked in at the last minute, and the woman at reception didn't seem too personable. Ultimately that's not a big deal though if the accommodation is nice. We picked LakeFront after seeing the common area and thought it looked perfect. The only catch - shortly after we arrived a...

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Thank Shea O
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Good place for stay. Good views of Tekapo Lake, we stayed on a double bed cabin. Nice receptionist, very friendly and talkative! The toilets and kitchen very clean. 2 microwaves, 4 o 5 hobs for cooking, big fridge, pots, pans, cutlery.... great! Good BBQ garden!

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: €40 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LakeFront Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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 didn't get this room). The rooms which don't face the lake are more private. Choose a dorm FAR from the squeaky slamming doors which lead from the bedrooms corridor to the living areas.”
 of 5 bubbles FruitcakeF, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“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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 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid dorm rooms unless you like the claustrophobic feeling.”
 of 5 bubbles Gem_W1, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“maybe a private room?”
 of 5 bubbles Shetland5497, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles jackc776, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
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