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YHA Lake Tekapo


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Billy Kerr

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

Contact: + 64 3 680 6857 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location: 5 Motuariki Lane,

Lake Tekapo

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. Access is via Rapuwai Lane near the Four Square Supermarket and then through the carpark. Motuariki Lane is only one way traffic.

Free car parking is available at both ends of Motuariki Lane or in the spaces on the street. We have a loading zone out the front of the hostel which you are welcome to use to drop off and pick up your luggage. If you need further help with parking please talk to our friendly team at reception on arrival.

Bus/Shuttle: Bus stop is near the hostel, about 1 minute walk.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

Right on the Tekapo lakefront, our 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 shared living areas, a variety of private and shared room types, free WiFi, and an on-site burger bar.

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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Guests love:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Onsite food options

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB 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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