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Lake Tekapo Budget Accommodation

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A comfortable, warmest, lovely place to stay! Great view, close to everything, full of equipment, everything is clean and free 500mb internet each day. Its worth the money! Have a glad excellent slept 2 nights.

Thank KhaLin T
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a well-kept hostel, very comfy. I enjoyed my stay until I went outside for a cigarette with two recently-acquainted travelers. We talked enthusiastically about politics. The owner stormed toward us, accusing us of being unforgivably loud and gesturing wildly, demanding we go straight to our beds without a word. We accommodatingly marched straight inside and took care to... More 

Thank elqueanda
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

1. Room with heater and bed heater 2. Awesome location - at the town centre near shops and the lake itself 3. Clean 4. Great value for money 5. The 6 bed dorm can actually fit 7 persons 6. Dining room can get crowded especially when the place is fully booked

1 Thank sdanos
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed in a dorm room for 6 people. It is really the best backpackers I have ever been to in NZ. It has everything and it is very clean and tidy. The kitchen is small, but there is enough lace for everybody and even two tables are outside in a backyard. There are enough showers and toilets and they... More 

1 Thank Julia_vulpes
Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
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94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I've been in this hostel for just one night, but it's really good. The staff is very nice and friendly, the rooms are spacious and very clean, good bathrooms too. The kitchen could be better, but all the other things are so good that the not-so-good kitchen is not a real problem. Free 100 MB wifi, free tea and coffee.... More 

Thank RenanConceicao
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Clean, warm with heaters and electric blankets, in the middle of town and very cheap. There was even a sky window to see stars. My friends and I enjoyed our time! The kitchen, although communal, was large enough for everyone to use. The staff was very friendly too.

1 Thank Victoria L
Whangarei, Northland
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very helpful and friendly owner, location right in the centre of main shopping area, and backing onto the lake. We had a 4 person family room for $85, so very good value - room was spacious and beds had electric blankets, although 1 of them had a bit of a bare wire showing so chose not to use that one.... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Highly recommend staying here. We stayed in the backpacker accommodation and it had everything we needed, even a towel to use on the bed and an electric blanket BLISS!. The location is perfect and views from the reception just stunning. The man on reception was really really helpful and welcoming to us. Kitchen where we cooked dinner that night had... More 

Thank stacey m
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This was a surprise, very friendly reception, well organised managers. The rooms were clean and roomy, and the shared kitchen was well equipped, albeit slightly small for strangers to cook together. The bathrooms were clean and sufficient. Very central location to explore the environs of lake tekapo.

Thank Buksie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The staff were friendly, the place was clean and really cheap especially by Tekapo standards. Towels and comfy beds as well as good showers, couldn't ask for more. It was also warm during the freezing June temperatures! Would highly recommend!

Thank boyonlaptop

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Address: PO Box 126 | Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Number of rooms: 6
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