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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    Beautiful hostel. Brand new this year and it shows. Kitchen is magnificent, plenty of stove top stations, even ovens and fully stocked. Kitchen has every kind of recycling bin available somewhere, though they could add these to the rooms and bathrooms to make it overall environmentally friendly. The location cannot be beat, views of the lake are amazing and it's near the grocery store and town centre. Best hostel I have ever stayed in and albeit a bit more expensive, I would stay again for sure.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Perfect. Hope can provide free towel and no extra charges.
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2019
    Hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in! Better then a hotel room with a crazy view from the kitchen area and it was so clean with everything your could need! Would definitely recommend!!! Thank you for such a great stay:))
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2019
    Outstanding hostel. Unbeatable location. Fantastic facilities. Could not fault it and definitely recommend staying here.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Great stay, an amazing view with very clean tidy facilities. Would happily stay again
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Very clean and comfortable facilities, kind staff.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2019
    It is a comfortable place, near the lake and the church, the staff is very nice and it is an incredible place to enjoy the landscape
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2019
    One of the nicest hostels I’ve stay in New Zealand. It’s brand new, so everything is fresh and modern. The entire back wall is one one massive window, so the lounge and kitchen areas have fantastic views of the lake. I’m not overly keen on en-suites in the form (everyone can hear you go to the toilet and take a shower while they’re in bed) but the staff let me use the communal showers downstairs.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2019
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Definitely the comfiest bed in a hostel I have stayed in. Well worth staying there!
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Sep 2019
    Very clean, warm, modern hostel right on the lake. Quite small rooms but had everything you need- just lacking in atmosphere- (follows the typical YHA style of being hard to meet people). However if you’re only there for one night or two, then excellent place to stay!
    England, Female, 25-30
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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