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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."

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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Dec 2019
    Great hostel - the double rooms are in separate little cabins which provides privacy. Great location. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Clean and well managed.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Aug 2019
    Lovely hostel right on the edge of lake tekapo. Friendly staff at the reception. Ideal if you have a car as a little walk into the rest of the village otherwise.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jul 2019
    The nicest hostel we stayed in in NZ. Warm (even in winter). Modern and clean. Security very good. Good location, near town, Right on the lake and beside the hot pools. Nice big kitchen and common area. Beds very comfortable. Good showers. Movies available to borrow. Staff are friendly especially the cat.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Jul 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at Lakefront Backpackers. The entire Hostel is located 300m from the Lakefront making it a beautiful and scenic location stay. Can't fault the location as you are in walking distance of Tekapo township and the Hot Springs. Facilities were very clean and modern much more than you would expect with the price. While our stay was brief we found the staff very nice especially as they upgraded our room free of charge as we were traveling in the quite period.
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Oct 2019
    Facilities here are excellent -everything is clean and new, but atmosphere was somewhat lacking and hostel is some distance from shops
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    03 Oct 2019
    No free WiFi :( very clean and furnished kitchen, lovely terrace with BBQ
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Nov 2019
    Booked a bed in a dorm for myself & a double room for my parents. Good location by the lake & close to the hot springs, within a 10 minute walk of the main restaurants. KiwiExperience where in so common room was busy & a few doors banging into the night. Currently refurbishing female bathroom in Lodge so using toilet block out the back however clean. Dorm room was very hot despite having the window open. Double room lacked hooks. Needed freezer. Staff very friendly - upgraded to 4 bed dorm.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    06 Aug 2019
    Stayed in private room, very small (essentially just a box room) and unfortunately no lake view from the room! Had to go outside for the toilet/shower which was fairly annoying (as it was really cold) but the room was very warm, very clean and the lodge itself was lovely
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Nice lodge, great views, great location. Love Tekapo. Not really a backpacker where u interact with staff but nice enough when you check out. Not really that social so better for couples or people content to do their own thing. But seriously where are the lockers? Small ones are fine. It is ridiculous to not provide them - security is always a concern regardless of country or town.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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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