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LakeFront Backpackers Lodge

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Free Parking
Paid Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Golf Course
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Timaru Airport70 km
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All reviews large communal area common room necessary items ten minute walk shared bathroom location is great hot springs double bed great kitchen lake views cabin toilets winter church shepherd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank shiraneh
Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 week ago

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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Jayrl007
Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Book a double bed cabin with shared facilities for one night, however, I was lucky enough to get an upgrade to an ensuite cabin instead, that comes with a kitchenette. It has all the necessary items such as cutleries, kettle, fridge and electric stove. The...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank wendys_hy279
Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Lakefront Lodge :-) How lucky to get an upgrade to the en suite cabin, it has everything you need inside! Did you also go to the Hot Pools and Mt.John?...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018

As soon as I arrived, I was kindly greeted and was given directions and further details regarding my stay at the hostel. It's a lodge-like building with shared rooms, a really cool living room with fireplace and awesome view, kitchen, showers etc. If you don't...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Nikos_Taskos
Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nikos, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our backpackers :-) We work hard to keep it clean and comfortable for the guests - cold rainy days are made better if there is a roaring fire to sit in front of! Unfortunately at...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for one night as part of the Kiwi Experience. We requested a double room however we were told none were available and double rooms are hard to come by. Instead we were given a two bed dorm. This was clean...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank ae2709
Response from Andrea C, Front Office Manager at LakeFront Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking to time to write this review. Yes, our private rooms at the backpackers do get booked up insanely fast so it is always best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. I am glad you found the Kitchen and...More

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"Avoid this hostel"
Sona_G81
Feb. 4, 2018
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"Stayed in room 9 & 10, which face the lake & right next to the kitchen! Also few steps away from..."
meenday
Sep. 25, 2017
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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..."
FruitcakeF
Feb. 4, 2015
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"Try to get a room that face to the lake, you can just open the slide door and sit and enjoy =]"
SiuLam_Chan
Oct. 12, 2014
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PRICE RANGE
US$24 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lakefront backpackers hotel lake tekapo
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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