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 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 has disabled facilities. The large kitchen is very well-equipped including a rice cooker, panini toaster and free herbs and spices.
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 or New Zealand! They can recommend some great walks around the area and suggest activities to make the most of your time in Lake Tekapo. 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.
Please note: There is an ATM in Lake Tekapo that accepts all major credit cards. EFT-POS, Visa and Mastercard are accepted throughout the village.
"YHA Lake Tekapo: An excellent place to stay with one of the finest lakeside locations of any hostel in New Zealand, its pride and joy is the common room with a floor-to-ceiling window."- The Rough Guide to New Zealand
SH8 from Queenstown - Turn left towards the Spa and Hot Springs and then immediately right into the gravelled YHA carpark
SH8 from Christchurch - Drive through the village past the 2 petrol stations then turn right towards the Spa and Hot Springs and then immediately right into the gravelled YHA carpark.
If your driver drops you off in the village, face the lake and turn left - crossing the car park to a stony walkway - follow this for 1 minute until you reach the YHA.
YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.
Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.