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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We booked two nights here, in a tiny mobile cabin, away from main building. It was a cute and comfortable unit, but you had to walk outside to get to bathrooms and communal kitchen. They provided good linens and towels, and the washrooms were clean. The location is excellent - right on the waterfront of Lake Tekapo and a short walking distance to main retail strip and hot springs. There are some negatives - there is a small, inadequate and chaotic kitchen (especially as it is a stop for the Kiwi Experience Tour Groups, so when they arrive, there is a surge of people to use the kitchen and bathrooms. Also, there is no free wifi

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andrea C, Guest Relations Manager at LakeFront Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017


Thanks for spending the time to share your comments with us.

I have to agree with you we do have a beautiful spot here in Tekapo.

Such a shame your found our Backpackers area to be a little chaotic.

Glad you found your private room to be comfortable thou. To gain the privacy of your own room unfortunately you do then lose the convenience of not having bathroom and kitchen close. Tricky one to fix.

Hope you will consider visiting us again some day. Maybe check out our different types of accommodation up in the Holiday Park



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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Location is great. Rooms are really nice as well (double) but the wifi is absolute crap. It's very expensive with no data included and constantly disconnects. On top of that they seem to be blocking photo backups with google photos and icloud.

The water cooker in our room was absolutely disgusting. Staff were friendly but not very helpful. Can't recommend for this price.

Stayed: March 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a private twin as part of the Kiwi Experience.

This place is at the edge of the lake away from town along the lake and takes about 15 mins to walk there. There's no amenities right beside this place.

It's a quiet spot with a mixture of campers and backpackers. It's communal kitchen is disappointingly small but has great views of the lake.

Our room was so hot during the day with no air-conditioning. It's an outdoor modern cabin, just big enough for two beds and two chairs. It had its own outdoor bench and was a pretty cool little cabin. At night it did get much cooler and was pleasant to sleep in, away from the noise of the dorm rooms.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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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: $63 - $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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