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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This accomodation has a really good spot next to the lake and it is not far to walk up Mount John or go to the hotsprings. The rooms are very small for four backpackers and not a lot of kitchengear in the kitchen to cook with.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are small, you're quite cramped and that's never fun when you're sleeping in a room with strangers. The doors slam so loudly that it feels like you're in a war zone when mass amounts of people are checking in/out. The walls are very thin too so you'll hear every step or voice in the hall. Check in was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights and were glad to be leaving after we saw the state of the kitchen. The kitchen and bathroom facilities were disgusting, incredibly dirty and messy. The hostel also quotes free wifi, but when you arrive you have to pay for the internet. The only positive is the view. Lake Tekapo is beautiful.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a separate double room with shared kitchen/bath. Room was very clean and quiet. Shared bathrooms and kitchen get VERY crowded. One shared bathroom is for a large number of travelers so was cleanish, but very used. Shared kitchen is quite busy at meal times.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here and we was originally going to stay here for 3 nights but changed to 1 night because of the following. We was after a double room being a couple, coming from Queenstown sharing a bunk for a week In a 12 bed dorm we was told this was the place to chill out and...

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Thank Riley0076
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place, very tidy. Wifi is not free as they say in the website but is not expensive... We paid $5 for 1G. Amazing view to the lake! Shared bathroom but super clean! Next to Tekapo springs. Heater in the room is great and we were warm all night... The rooms are small but cozy! I would come back for...

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Thank Laís R
Germany
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The hotel looked really good nice and clean. The location is great and you can see amazing stars in the sky at night . The check in service was very good and helpful. Unlucky, 2 busses with European 16 year old Teenager arrived. The hotel was packed und full. The biggest problem in this hostel is that you hear everything...

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Thank Rossi91
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed in a private double room, which was actually a tiny cabin with a double bed in, and that's it! The cabin is separate to the main building, meaning you have to walk outside to go back inside to use the bathroom or any other facilities. The view from the cabin was beautiful, but unfortunately this was the only...

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night here in the lakefront lodge backpackers. Firstly, the process of checking in, although smooth and organised, felt very impersonal and robotic, which I didn't like. Then we arrived at the backpackers lodge, which is located right on the lakefront and a stones throw away from the tekapo springs which is great. It is also within walkable distance...

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Thank JessMack12
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for one night and it was more than enough. We stayed in a room for 6 people. It was alright. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the city center. A problem is that wifi is not free. By the way, the night sky and the stars there are amazing. Just walk to the lake and...

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Additional Information about LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: £25 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LakeFront Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you choose a dorm room facing the lake, you also face onto the communal BBQ area (I'm glad we didn't get this room). The rooms which don't face the lake are more private. Choose a dorm FAR from the squeaky slamming doors which lead from the bedrooms corridor to the living areas.”
 of 5 bubbles FruitcakeF, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room that face to the lake, you can just open the slide door and sit and enjoy =]”
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 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid dorm rooms unless you like the claustrophobic feeling.”
 of 5 bubbles Gem_W1, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“maybe a private room?”
 of 5 bubbles Shetland5497, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles jackc776, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
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