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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Free Parking
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pro: clean place, nice location with lake view and few minutes walk from the Mount John walk. Kitchen with everything you need, confortable beds. Contra: I've been to super remote place in NZ and always had a free wifi even for small amount of data.. Why not here? We are in
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We booked a room and a glamping tent that fits 5. The room was ok but the tent smelled like a moist sponge sitting in the kitchen for years. The shower rooms and toilet rooms were clean. The location is conveniently located in front of the lake. If you don't mind the smell of
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The pros: - The lakefront view is beautiful and priceless. - The kitchen is fully equipped and kept clean. The cons: - Soundproofing is nonexistent. The heavy doors being opened down the hall can be heard (and felt) throughout the night, even with ear plugs on. - Security in
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We spent a night there. On the bright side: the staff is very friendly, you can get a free transfer to the main part of the village, the dorms are warm and comfy. On the dark side: the kitchen and the living room are tiny regarding the number of people using them. It gets
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Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers Lodge
Responded 28 Nov 2018
Hi there, Thank you for staying with us and taking to time you tell us your concerns :) I am happy you found the staff friendly and the dorms comfortable. Unfortunately it can get very busy when the hostel is full and everybody is planning to cook at the same time - if you had come to see us we could have directed you to some other cooking amenities. We would love to offer Free WiFi but at this stage it is impossible for us as we do not have Optic Fibre - It is something that should hopefully be coming to Tekapo soon and when it does it will be much faster :-) Kind regards, Lydia
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I think it’s very expensive for backpackers.you paying for the location, rooms are clean and tidy, room one where I was was very noisy with people coming in and out of the building I couldn’t sleep there so decided to sleep in my car and even the bit of grass for one night was
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Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers Lodge
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Hi Jay, Thank you for staying with us. I am just a bit confused about a few comments here... Our backpackers is pretty similar to most in terms of cost to others in the region, you cant really compare it to others in the world as the South Island is more remote. I am not really sure what you mean by 'the bit of grass was $40'... if you had come to reception we could have moved you to a different room if you were having trouble sleeping. 10am check out is standard procedure in nearly all hostels in New Zealand so if you paid for one night you are supposed to check out on time - They have to clean the entire hostel before 2pm so of course we will ask people to move on as new people will be checking in from 12pm. Cheers, Lydia
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"Avoid this hostel"
"Stayed in room 9 & 10, which face the lake & right next to the kitchen! Also few steps away from shared bathroom."
"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."
"Try to get a room that face to the lake, you can just open the slide door and sit and enjoy =]"
"Avoid dorm rooms unless you like the claustrophobic feeling."
US$25 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lakefront backpackers hotel lake tekapo
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
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