Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated on the lakefront, YHA Lake Tekapo offers comfort and convenience. Take in the amazing view of the mountain while sitting on the lakefront after a long day.

We're excited to bring you our brand new offering with spacious, modern communal areas, a variety of room types, free WiFi, and an on-site burger bar.

For your ongoing travel and activities, book with our helpful team. We can recommend some great walks around the area and suggest activities to make the most of your time in Lake Tekapo.

YHA Lake Tekapo Conditions and Policies

- Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
- Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
- Check out from 07:00 to 10:00 .
- Payment upon arrival by credit cards, Eftpos, Alipay. Please note that your card may be pre authorised by this property.
- Taxes included.
- Breakfast not included.


- No curfew.
- Child friendly.
- Dorm rooms: All guests must be over the age of 18 years old on the day of check-in unless the dorm is privatised, in that case the below rule will be followed.
Private Rooms: All children must be accompanied with a responsible adult over the age of 18 on the day of check-in.
- Non smoking.
- 7 days maximum stay.

Bed and Room Movements;
Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in.

No Liability for Personal Injury or Loss;
YHA, its employees, contractors, and YHA Associate Hostels accept no responsibility for personal accidents, injury suffered or loss or damage to personal property while on hostel property. Travel Insurance is recommended.

Right to refuse to accommodate;
YHA New Zealand, YHA Hostel Managers and staff retain the right to refuse accommodation at any time. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    What a fantastic experience. We had a party of four so had a room to ourselves. Even if I had to share with others in the room I was impressed. The room had a large locker for each guest ready to add your own padlock for security. In the locket was a power point with 2xusb and 2x power points so you can lock your gadgets in while you charge. Clean as a whistle, warm as toast, comfortable mattress and pillows, plenty of blankets. Complimentary tea and sugar. The kitchen was huge. The views!!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2019
    Amazing. The position of the hostel set amongst the lake, beautiful. You can catch sunrise in the morning from the balcony or through the windows if you don’t want to walk down to the edge of the lake. The kitchen was big and fully equipped. The lounge area was comfy and felt homely. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and this one was quite small, not much room for our stuff and felt a bit cramped. Can’t comment on any other rooms though. The showers were lovely and clean. All round great stay. Thank you
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Lake Tekapo is incredible! What a gorgeous little spot. This hostel was right in the middle of it and absolutely immaculate with really friendly staff and nice comfortable beds. Will be back next time I’m venturing near by.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Best stay ever! With new & modern facilities Freindly staff Lovely environment Thanks for having us ❤️
    Thailand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    Switched to this hostel at the last minute and so glad I did. Great location and spacious facilities. Limited WiFi but it was more than enough for me!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    really nice place to stay at great value for money and the staff super friendly!!
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    The best hostel I've ever stayed in! Brand new, sparkling clean, amazing views and barely a minutes walk from the intercity bus stop, supermarket, lake edge, shops and restaurants. Huge kitchen and really great soundproofing - couldn't hear any noise from the common areas in the dorms.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    Loved this hotel! So clean & modern. Dorm rooms have lockers & USB charging ports which is a nice touch. Kitchen is lovely a spacious with good utensils (sharp knives!). They have beautiful views over the lake front. Lovely space upstairs for relaxing and the bathrooms were big and clean. Only thing I could fault would be water pressure in the shower but that’s me being pernickety!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Great stay. Nice and new hostel with well planned layout.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Jul 2019
    View was incredible. Facilities were lovely. Atmosphere wasn’t that great as there were no activities or anything to meet people. A little bit lonely as a single person travelling solo 🤷‍♀️ other awesome place to stay, lovely touches and comfortable beds!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi