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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Lake Tekapo Backpackers Lodge is built from wood and stone to blend into the landscape, and will comfortably sleep 86 with a variety of room sizes, as well as four & six bed dorms. Each Lake Front room has access to the deck, which has a large barbeque area and stunning lake views.Facing the lake, the Lake Tekapo Backpackers Lodge features a huge common room with lovely natural Macrocarpa wooden dining tables and an open fireplace, which will make the crisp winters of Mackenzie country much more pleasant! It also has TV, Internet cafe & Laundry and is a 10 minute stroll to the township, where there are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants plus a well stocked supermarket to choose from.

Please note: The backpackers is not suitable for infants and young children (no children under 12yrs of age). Please contact reception directly if travelling with children for other accommodation options.

There is so much to do at the Lake Tekapo Backpackers Lodge – take a walk up to Mt John where the views over the lake & the Mackenzie country are spectacular. Mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, scenic flights and even star gazing at night. All activities can be booked at the Lodge. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2022
    Fantastic location, And the staff really went out of their way to help. Would highly recommend.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2021
    Beautiful place and front of lake Tekapo. Enjoyed stay and highly recommend for everyone 🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻😊
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2021
    Amazing location, very good value, togreat facilities, warm & clean, their private cabins are super cosy, and the staff helpful. 100% Would stay there again, we didn't want to leave!
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    Amazing!!! My partner and I was going for the weekend and my car broke down, we ended up staying for about 10 days. Everyone was supper nice and accommodating, place is beautiful and clean. Cant wait to go back!
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2021
    The seperate cabin was so amazing, we had the double shared room, with our own ensuite and wee kitchen. It was beautiful and new, right in front of the lake and close to the pools. Would stay again 100%, great value for money
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2021
    Great place, super clean and views over the lake
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2020
    Purpose built backpackers. I couldn't have asked for a better room, bathroom, kitchen & lounge for the price. The only reason I didn't give the security 5 stars was because the doors were key turn lock rather than electronic key, & some of the rooms (like ours) allowed direct access from the outside (like a motel) without having to go through an extra layer of building security (i.e. front or back door), but this seems a low crime area so no biggie. Lake Tekapo is right there across the road.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Apr 2021
    Great staff, free upgrade to an ensuite, woo hoo!! Want to come back here and stay at the hostel. Beautiful views. Highly reccommend.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Mar 2020
    Loved our little double bed cabin!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Feb 2020
    Huge property with motel rooms, cabins, glamping, camping and hostel rooms. Internet was pretty slow. Fairly clean, good quiet hostel
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's