YHA Lake Tekapo

Backpacker in Canterbury
Price range:
$37.00 - $105.00


Free 1GB per day for YHA members (valid for stays).

Located right on the Lake Tekapo lakefront with unobstructed views to the mountains beyond, the million-dollar view from the YHA Lake Tekapo backpacker hostel is of the incredible shades of blue of this glacier fed lake in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand.

YHA Lake Tekapo’s large lounge area directly overlooks the lake and is a comfortable and cosy retreat. In winter relax in front of the roaring log fire with the friendly hostel cat on your lap or take turns making music on the piano or guitar.

The backpacker accommodation available at the Lake Tekapo hostel is family-friendly (a cot is available) and is accessible for disabled. The large kitchen is very well-equipped including a rice cooker, panini toaster and herbs, spices, salt and pepper are all provided free.

For your ongoing travel and activities bookings ask the extremely helpful Lake Tekapo hostel staff for help. We’ll help you with whatever you want to do next, around Lake Tekapo, New Zealand or the world! Also, the famous Tekapo Stargazing tours leave from just nearby the YHA Lake Tekapo hostel.

The accommodation at this amazing Lake Tekapo backpacker hostel is so like home, you won’t want to leave.

Special features at YHA Lake Tekapo that backpackers love:

•The amazing views directly over beautiful blue Lake Tekapo right from the hostel.
•You’ll feel like you’ve come home at YHA Lake Tekapo.
•Amazing travel booking service at YHA Lake Tekapo for New Zealand and international travel!
•The whole YHA Lake Tekapo hostel can be hired out for groups and team building.
•Excellent self-catering kitchen with free herbs and spices for cooking up something special.

Government issued photo ID required for each guest at check in.

  • 3.5 Stars
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Check-in Time: 1:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Enviro-Bronze with Qualmark
  • Fax
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Highchair
  • In-house movies
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Shower Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Travel Desk
  • TV Room
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wheelchair Access


#1 - 5 Bed Female Dorm Internal

1 bed in a mixed dormitory with shared bathroom facilities. This room is located internally within the hostel. Clean fresh linen for each stay

#2 - 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

1 bed in a mixed dormitory with shared bathroom facilities.

#3 - 7 Bed Mixed Dorm

1 bed in a mixed dormitory with shared bathroom facilities.

#4 - 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

4 person mixed dorm with shared bathroom facilities. Price includes fresh linen

#5 - Double Room (shared facilities)

One Double Bed with shared bathroom facilities. Price includes clean, fresh linen.

#6 - Twin Room (shared facilities)

Two single beds with shared bathroom facilities. Price includes clean, fresh linen.


avatar - Jun 2012 -


The accommodation was not the one advertised and much below expectation.


If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of arrival day, loss of 100% of the total booking price.