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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I stayed in a basic dorm last month and had a great experience. The beds were comfortable and clean. And the girl at the front desk (I believe it was Melissa) was friendly and helpful when helping me decide how I should spend my time in Te Anau! The kitchen was well stocked and clean. The wifi only worked in...

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lyon82, Owner at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, responded to this review

Cheers and thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I booked by hostelworld for one night for four people. 2 of us want to walk keppler and 2 of didnt know if they were staying or going. After arrival we quickly decided to stay(THAT VIEW!). Staff (Rachael) was very kind to help us out. Because we had some weird stays request. 2 of us for 5 nights, and at...

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lyon82, Owner at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Its certainly a great spot with a lovely view of the lake and mountains. Please Rachael looked after your needs

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Overall the lakefront backpackers had large rooms, 2 big kitchens and was fairly clean. The only downside, which others have mentioned on here were the reception staff were quite rude and abrupt. Also the wifi only worked in the main kitchen area.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I rented a single room with shared bathroom - 3 other rooms. Small room, clean, with towels and soap. The 3 rooms also shared a kitchenette. WiFi in main area only. Not far from town centre. Not far from DOC office. fantastic views over lake and mountains from common area. Rates pretty reasonable.

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Our 2 nights stay n Lakefront backpackers was really good and decent. We were lucky to get good roomies. The room is big and comfy with no fancy interior and amenities. Kitchen was quite big with all basic needs fulfilled. Location is just perfect in front of lake and quite nearby to market place. No internet in room & a...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Of all the things I can say about this I will start with a positive: the bed linen was clean. And that's the only positive. Terrible and unfriendly service on arrival and depart. They look at you as if you speak a totally different language. Do not make an effort. At all. Dirty bathroom with hairs and bugs all over...

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

On arrival we were asked to return to the front desk to pick up WiFi details (they'd ran out if coupons). When we settled in and returned, I could not beleive the staff shouted at us, they were closed (despite they're being 2 women in the reception office still). They didn't care what i wanted and went on to discuss...

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lyon82, Owner at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, responded to this review

After a long day of work, Reception open 7.30am to 8.30 pm, the staff have close up duties to work through to finish up the day. At this time the office is locked for security reasons, (usually not till after 9 pm ) which is part of their procedure. Many guests continue to knock on the doors requesting items or...

Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I liked the hostel a lot, nice and clean rooms, nice views, all good, but if I had had a choice, I would have refused to book in there. I called to make a reservation and Melissa, the receptionist was very impolite, so that I really felt like hanging up, but as I was in a rush to find a...

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lyon82, Owner at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the clean rooms and views at the Backpackers. Whilst Melissa does not recall your specific phone call, one of hundreds a day, she has indicated that she has had to endure bad behaviour and been sworn at by prospective guests when they are told we have no vacancies. She is upset that you found...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The positives: Nice location, good well equipped kitchen, laundry room, tv room and free wifi Negatives: Management were not particularly friendly or helpful in terms of issues around the hostel. For example the fridge was dirty and was not cleaned despite the management being told (not the fault of the cleaner because we saw them doing a good job cleaning...

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

The hostel itself was greatly located vis a vis the lake and it was the best view we could get in town. Nearby local shops and amenities. Huge kitchen with the facilities for cooking, laundry services and everything essentail what's needed for your travels. Carparkins space, free wi-fi etc - everything that you need really!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the only backpackers located on the lakefront, a stones throw from Lake Te Anau. Located just 300 metres walk from the Glowworm Caves and the top of the Te Anau town Centre.At Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers you will find a well maintained, clean and warm backpackers accommodation lodge to base yourself whilst you explore the Fiords, Tracks, Caves, Lakes and Scenery of Fiordland National Park.We provide ensuites, double, single, twin, quad and share rooms all with fresh linen and duvets on the beds. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is only a few minutes walk to the Te Anau village centre where you will find a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, bars, Restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

Address: 48 - 50 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $32 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms at the back of property is nice and quiet...”
 of 5 bubbles keefenkong, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose double or triple with ensuite bathroom and shower. Worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles gwthomas2014, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“good location, spacious room”
 of 5 bubbles ValeQuinci, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“4 bed dorms with ensuite..”
 of 5 bubbles nbnorth1, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Try and stay in the Lakeview room, if possible! If you like your own bed with a great view, this is the room to stay in.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldWanderer29, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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