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YHA Managed YHA Lake Tekapo


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Billy Kerr

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: 0800 278 299 (National Office) Email this hostel

Reception: Opening early 2019

Location 5 Motuariki Lane,


On the lakefront


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How to get here

We're in the heart of Tekapo township, closest to the lakefront and just behind the town's main street of restaurants and cafes.

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CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Now taking bookings from May 2019

Located right on the Tekapo lakefront, YHA Lake Tekapo's brand new building features unobstructed views over ice-blue water to the mountains beyond. We're excited to bring you our brand new offering with spacious, modern communal areas, a variety of room types, and an on-site cafe.

For your ongoing travel and activities, book with our helpful team. We can recommend some great walks around the area and suggest activities to make the most of your time in Lake Tekapo.

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Please note, we're still under construction. We'll release more availability closer to our scheduled re-opening. Currently bookings are available from May 2019.


Guests love:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Onsite food options

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Fireplace
  • Communal dining area
  • Onsite food options
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Locker storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Games available


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • HI bookings
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some Lake Tekapo highlights:

  • Visit the Hot Springs for a soak, spa, or ice skating
  • Stargazing! We're one of only a few Dark Sky Reserves in the world
  • Try the Alps2Ocean cycle trail
  • Ski at Roundhill, Mt Dobson, or Ohau
  • Air Safari Scenic Flights will take you for million dollar views over Aoraki Mount Cook, glaciers, and the West Coast
  • Get your adrenaline fix with a jetboat ride
  • Outdoor adventures around Lake Tekapo: horse trekking, mountain climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing

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