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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I stayed in a glamping tent (a big fancy tent with 4 beds inside) and it was great! The bed was clean and very comfy. The rain was very noisy at night but don't worry it's not like camping- I was still very warm and dry thanks to the blankets!!

The wifi costs around $2NZD and was still very slow and unreliable at best. Also the kitchen was dirty and too crowded with not enough facilities. The staff were so helpful and nice. Also the location is ace!! Right in front of Lake Tekapo and near the amazing MT JOHN Hiking track!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The staff is really friendly and helpful. The facilities are excellent and modern, and the bed in the glamping tent was good. Location is great as well - right at the lake and between the village and the walking route to the observatory.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very nice staff and well organized place right at the lake! Definitely recommendable! Moreover, it was very good value for money! The only kind of annoying thing was that they charge to use the wifi...

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at our powered site for one night. This is a large park which was very busy. Unisex toilets/showers, generally clean but crowded.

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Dump station

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Charge for showers
No free wifi
Fresh water taps not clearly signed

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank Kevin V
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

The location of this place is pretty good as Tekapo Springs & the start of Mount John track are nearby. Also, it has good view of the lake - walk out and you're at the lakeside. It's about a couple of minutes drive to the town center so it's all good.
We booked beds in a 4-bed dorm room during our stay. The room was clean but quite small for 4 people. Kitchen was rightly sized and sufficiently equipped. The bathrooms are okay but several of us had some problems with the hot water. There was an instruction informing the backpackers to let a tap run at hot water first before starting the shower, however, we found we had to let the tap run for as long as we were in the shower. I find that a little odd because it's a lot of water wastage. If we didn't run the tap continuously, the hot water will go away while we are showering. I'm not too sure how that works but okay...
I think it's a decent place to put up for a night and maybe if we'd gotten a private room the experience could have been better.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #15 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $34 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LakeFront Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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