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YHA Lake Tekapo has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Lake Tekapo. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar.

The rooms have bed linen.

The hostel offers a barbecue. Guests at YHA Lake Tekapo will be able to enjoy activities in and around Lake Tekapo, like hiking, skiing and cycling.

Lake Pukaki is 21 mi from the accommodations, while Albury is 25 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Richard Pearse Airport, 43 mi from YHA Lake Tekapo.

This is our guests' favorite part of Lake Tekapo, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Located in the top-rated area in Lake Tekapo, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

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4 reasons to choose YHA Lake Tekapo

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  • The staff speaks English

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About YHA Lake Tekapo

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  • Hi The wife and I will be driving, and it says no car park available. Can we park on the street out the front of the hostel?

    Yes, you can.


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Lakeview • Answered on April 19, 2020
  • Hi! I am travelling in a group of 4 girls. If we book 4 beds in the 4-bedroom mixed dormitory does this mean we will all be in the same dormitory or will we be scattered across different dormitories? Thanks! Emilee

    Hi Emilee, Please contact directly to arrange this :)


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    Asked about: 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on November 7, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we do


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    Answered on November 7, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes you may need a lock for the lockers.


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    Answered on April 19, 2020
  • Hi, I would like to ask whether the bus (maybe intercity) when coming in from christchurch town or christchurch airport, stops near to lake tekapo hostel. How many metres and how many minutes walk with a big luggage? What are the signboards to show, if any, please? thanks n regards, K N Low

    Hi, The intercity bus stop is next door to the hostel. once of the bus you will see YHA signage and we are about 100metres from the stop


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    Answered on December 8, 2020
  • hi. is it possible late check in around midnight? thanks

    Hi there, Thanks for your enquiry. Our Reception hours are every day from 8am to 9pm. However, if you are arriving later than 9pm we have an after hours check-in option as well. Kind regards, Mauro


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    Answered on November 8, 2021
  • Hi we are a family with 2 daughters 9years old and 13 years old Do you have any family rooms ? We are planning to check in Sunday 25th October and checkout on Monday Thanks

    Hi there, Yes we do have a room that can cater for your family. Either a 4bed private or a 4bed private Ensuite would accommodate you all.


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    Answered on October 12, 2020
  • Hi Team, we have 6 people planning to book the 8-Bed Private Ensuite. Is that mean we don't need to share with others and just 6 of us in the room? Please advise. Many Thanks.

    Hi there, If you book the 8-bed Private Ensuite the room will just be for your group. If instead of booking the privatised dorm you book just 6 beds then the other beds may be booked by others. I hope this answered your question. YHA Tekapo


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    Answered on July 30, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes, it is really quiet at night.


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    Answered on April 19, 2020
  • Hello. Is this a pay on arrival please? Regards Sarah Ellens

    Yes, you will pay on your arrival. Thank you!


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    Asked about: 4-Bed Private Ensuite • Answered on January 6, 2021
  • Is there towels included? Shampoo? Or basic salt,pepper, oil. Thanks

    Hi there, We include towels in our private rooms or privatised dorms (when you pay for the whole dorm for your group), or alternatively towels can be hired for $1 from reception. We provide salt, pepper, oil and some spices in our shared kitchen.


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    Asked about: 4 Bed Female Ensuite Dorm • Answered on March 28, 2021
  • how much extra per night is the bedding

    Hi, All bedding is provided including fitted and flat sheets, duvet, pillow and extra warm blanket in the room also. Hope this helps


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    Answered on October 28, 2020
  • Do you provide towels?

    Hi There, in our Private Queen and Twin rooms we do, for our dorm rooms we can hire towels for $1.00


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    Answered on October 12, 2020
  • Is there a single room available or are they all shared?

    Hi There, Yes we do have private rooms, Queen Ensuite Lake View, Twin Ensuite, Queen Studios and Queen Room without view.


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    Answered on August 7, 2020
  • Hello Do you have any family rooms? Or connected rooms? We’ve stayed last time in a room with 4 bunk beds Thanks

    Hi there, We don't have any connected rooms, the best option for a group that wants to room together is to go for a privatised dorm room or to book adjacent rooms.


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    Answered on March 28, 2021
  • Hi there, just wondering if you have a fire in the lounge?

    Hi, We don't have a fire in the lounge. the hostel heating system is very warm and cozy for guests to relax and enjoy Cheers, Billy


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    Answered on August 16, 2021
  • hi, is there any heater in the room? thanks

    hello, yeah each room has ceiling heaters.


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    Answered on June 1, 2020
  • hi! how much for an extra bed? and can that bed be added to the queen ensuite? thanks!

    Hi there, Thanks for your question. We have one Queen Ensuite room that we are able to add a rollaway bed to for an additional $20, it's best to contact us to confirm availability of this room to avoid disappointment.


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Ensuite • Answered on March 28, 2021
  • Is there parking available on site?

    Hi, we don't have on site carpark but carpark available along the road (Motuariki Lane) and the village public carpark.


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    Answered on January 10, 2021
  • Hi, do you have twin rooms?

    Hi, have twin shared facilities and twin Ensuite rooms Cheers


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    Answered on January 28, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Mt. Dobson
    10.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mount John
    2.6 miles
Ski lifts
  • Roundhill Ski Area
    15.2 miles
  • Mt Dobson Ski Area
    27.7 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Our Dog Friday

Amenities of YHA Lake Tekapo Great facilities! Review score, 9.4
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules YHA Lake Tekapo takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos YHA Lake Tekapo accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests 17 years or younger cannot be accommodated in shared dormitory rooms. All guests aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Please inform YHA Lake Tekapo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about YHA Lake Tekapo

  • YHA Lake Tekapo is 1,150 feet from the center of Lake Tekapo.

  • The prices at YHA Lake Tekapo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • YHA Lake Tekapo has 1 restaurant:

    • Our Dog Friday

  • YHA Lake Tekapo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Library
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at YHA Lake Tekapo (subject to availability):

    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking

  • Check-in at YHA Lake Tekapo is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.