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 panoramic view of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains after a long day exploring the region. Centrally located in the International Dark Sky Reserve, YHA Lake Tekapo is the ideal base to be awe struck by the clarity of the night sky that only a handful of locations around the world enjoy.

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 21:30 .
- Check out from 07:00 to 10:00 .
- Payment upon arrival by credit cards, Eftpos. 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 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2021
    Having stayed in many YHA hostels all over the world and for many decades Tekapo YHA is the best.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2021
    really great central location. clean, beautiful common room. nice big kitchen. girls dorm was really tidy. comfy beds. lots of storage space. unlimited wifi is really nice. freindly staff. great bathrooms. really nice quiet space not to noisy.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2021
    Absolutely amazing! I have told so many people about the YHA Tekapo since my stay a week ago. Lake front views, clean and smartly laid out kitchen facilities and the shared dormitories have smart features such as lights and charging units on each bed frame. Everyone was friendly and I knew my belongings were very secure there. Best hostel I've stayed at in NZ!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2021
    It is perfect place. It is the best accommodation I have ever been. It is very clean, beautiful. Common area with view on the lake Tekapo is stunning. The kitchen and rooms are amazing. They have laundry room and drying room, which are very modern and cool. This is MUST Do hostel in New Zealand 🥰🙂
    Slovakia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2021
    Absolutely STUNNING hostel right near the waterfront. Huge and clean, feels like a hotel. Staff are amazing! Plenty of free parking very close by. Will stay here every time!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2021
    There's pretty much nothing wrong with this place. It's fantastic! The cleanliness is great, the front desk guy is so friendly and has lots of good suggestions, there's a grill in the back for bbq, the view of the lake is nice. Also if you're in the area, check out Billy the Bard's show out back. His storytelling, singing and astronomy knowledge were fantastic.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2021
    I really liked this hostel! It's pretty modern and nice inside, good for chilling out, good sized kitchen and storage and other amenities, it's well laid out. The closeness and view of the lake is awesome, such a great location and Tekapo is pretty small so its easy to walk everywhere. Most of all every member of staff was super friendly and nice, notably Tom who was working most often during my stay. I had 2 nights booked at YHA mt cook but swapped them to here and didn't regret it!
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2021
    Probably the best hostel in NZ. Just simply amazing. Right on the lake and next to the restaurants. The most amazing lounge overlooking the lake. Kitchen is enormous with private lockers and heaps of fridge / freezer space. Staff are so friendly and helped booked yours. Bedroom was spotless, brand new bed linen, ensuite. Thank you
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2021
    Awesome location and a great base for day walks in the area and you’re only a bit over an hours drive from Aoraki Mount Cook. After a big day of hiking the hot pools are just five minutes drive from the hostel and are a great place for a soak to ease sore muscles! Friendly staff and great facilities.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Feb 2021
    Yeah all good, Sick place
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi