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8.6

Excellent

1,033 reviews

1,033 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Tekapo Springs 760 m
The Cairns Golf Course 810 m
Four Square 920 m
Lake Tekapo 990 m
Kiwi Treasures 1.1 km
Tekapo Helicopters 1.2 km
Church of the Good Shepherd 1.4 km
Mt John Observatory Southern Viewpoint 1.4 km
Lake George Scott 1.6 km
Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue 1.6 km

Lakes Edge Lodge

2 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, 7990 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Lake Tekapo part of Lake Tekapo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Garden

Fishing

Skiing

Horseback riding

Hiking

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Bicycles

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money7.9
Location rating7.6

Rooms available at Lakes Edge Lodge

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room - Disability Access
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  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Access Ensuite
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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4 bed dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Ensuite
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Lakes Edge Lodge?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Lakes Edge Lodge?

    A stay at Lakes Edge Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lakes Edge Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Lakes Edge Lodge?

    Lakes Edge Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about Lakes Edge Lodge

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Quiet during the night, nice stuff and very clean everywhere."

      Yen

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      September 19, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Way better than expected everything you need plus community spirit ! Clean and just lovely"

      Genna

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      April 1, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Our motel unit no 3 was exceptionally clean."

      Eric

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      February 3, 2022

    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    1,033 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    7.6
    Location
    7.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    Clean and feel relax there.
    ChunYa from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    More about Lakes Edge Lodge

    More about Lakes Edge Lodge

    Lakes Edge Lodge is just a 3-minute drive from Lake Tekapo town centre. A free shuttle service is available to and from Lake Tekapo bus terminal. The hostel is a 5-minute drive from Church of the Good Shephard and a 14-minute drive from Mt John University Observatory. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities in the surrounding areas including, canoeing, fishing, horse-riding, hiking and cycling. Bicycle hire is available. All rooms have access to shared laundry and bathroom facilities. You can prepare a meal using the barbecue facilities available.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    6 mentions

    Internet

    3 mentions

    View

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]

    Outdoor

    • Bicycles

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Skiing
    • Tours

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • BBQ facilities
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Shuttle service
    Location
    2 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, 7990
    Very good
    Location

    7.6

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-in until20:00
    • Check-out from08:30
    • Check-out until10:00

    Reviews of Lakes Edge Lodge from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.9
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.6
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.9
    High score for Lake Tekapo
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    9+ Exceptional (23)
    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (20)
    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (9)
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    Mar - May (23)
    Jun - Aug (10)
    Sep - Nov (14)
    Dec - Feb (19)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eric from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2022

    View like none other”

    Our motel unit no 3 was exceptionally clean. Comfy bed, easy as parking. Friendly staff. Free WiFi & sky channels. Fully equipped kitchen and BBQ outside. Best of all - the view!! Probably the best of all accommodations in Lake Tekapo. Wanna swim? Just walk down. If not, it's super relaxing to read a book over coffee and spend your entire day there.

    Reviewed February 03, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jim from Philippines
    Couple
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Exceptional”

    It's quite far from the restaurants and the bus stop, but it's very close to Tekapo Springs. The lounge is very cozy and has an amazing view and it made the stay worthwhile. The outside area is also a great place for stargazing.

    Reviewed September 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2022

    The best”

    If you come to lake Tekapo you have to stay here it's amazing place to stay can't say enough about this place

    Reviewed June 26, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Genna from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Brilliant ”

    Way better than expected everything you need plus community spirit ! Clean and just lovely

    Reviewed April 02, 2022

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    8.8
    Excellent
    YI from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    my room is next to the door to the tent zone and it's loud”

    my room was next to the door to the tent zone; it was loud when ppl open the door. though i wasn't in the room often, it's an obvious defect and they should fix it. my room and restrooms are clean. 20-min walk to the touring site and the Japanese restaurant. btw there are some hares on the roads at nights, so drive slowly.

    Reviewed January 11, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    HUAJUN from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Budget”

    Room is small, but cozy, nice and clean. Many people living here. Busy kitchen,

    Reviewed January 17, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Loreen from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Great Location”

    Best sunrise ever!! amazing location- right in front of the lake.

    Reviewed December 04, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Robyn from United Kingdom
    Group
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Beautiful view”

    Situated right on the water the hostel is super relaxing and facilities great. The kitchen can get crowded so get in there early.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Yuna from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Clean, clean, very clean.”

    A room, a kitchen and a bathroom were really clean! Staffs are friendly but a little bit far from the bus stop. (Takes 20mins to walk) And don’t follow the map when you find the backpackers to check-in. The reception and the backpackers are two deffrent buildings. The reception is on the way before(around 100m before) the backpackers.

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Caitlan
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Very good”

    Nice big common area with a view of the lake - clean and secure rooms and a fair sized kitchen. Quite expensive for what it is but I think everywhere in Tekapo is!

    Reviewed April 29, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Harrieth from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Very good”

    for a sedentary person like me, place was a bit far. around 14-16 mins walk from bus drop off point. good thing the weather was fine during my stay there so walking was never a problem.

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    PEGGY from France
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very good”

    Good but unlucky as thete was bed bugs in my bed. I told the statf and they are checking that it is all ok now. Amazing location but a little bit of walk like 15 minutes from Bus station if you have lugages and no car. Good if you want to do hit spring, 5 minutes walk only.

    Reviewed March 27, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Meng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Backpackers”

    It's the cheapest option i can get for lake tekapo accommodation. Location wise it's awesome but if u can afford single room pls don't take shared dorm.. ppl sleep on your bed and there's no privacy.

    Reviewed March 08, 2020

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    7.2
    Very good
    YEN from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

    Unfriendly staff”

    Laundry machine was broken during my visit. The first reaction from the staff was that they were angry that 'I broke it'. Problem was, it was their laundry machine not draining the water away. Probably can try looking at their own mistakes before blaming other people.

    Reviewed June 16, 2021

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Thamayswaran from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Value for money ”

    Value for money

    Reviewed March 08, 2021

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    7.2
    Very good
    Mahalakshmi from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Very good”

    Great location but rooms smelled a lot and wifi wasn't free. There also wasn't any reception at the area so receiving and making calls had to be done elsewhere

    Reviewed July 18, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Binqiang from China
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    YHA is so much better”

    the staff are nice and the vibe is good, the only thing I want to complain is WIFI and Internet.

    Reviewed October 09, 2019

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    6.0
    CHIN from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2022

    Above average”

    Good place overall, but I had a bad experience because of an annoying family. Someone was on my bed when I was about to sleep. Imagine having a long driving day and you finally arrived, hoping for some good rest but someone occupied your bed, and the room is fully booked, that is super frustrating! One of them left the room in the end but taking away the pillow & blanket leaving alone the thin linen and I had to get pillow & blanket from the lounge! And then the kids were slamming the door, playing videos aloud of fart in the early morning. Come on, this is a shared dorm, pay respect to others otherwise you get the whole room reserved but not hoping there will be no one coming and you get the whole room to yourself. That is terrible! It's a shame to know there's actually such disrespectful kiwis. I have been meeting all good people along the way. Sorry if I misused this space. Perhaps I should put my stuff on the bed next time.

    Reviewed April 25, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Raja from Malaysia
    Group
    Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great place to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thumbs up to the owner and staffs. Excellent ”

    Recommended for everyone. Has great view of lake tekapo and very relaxing

    Reviewed October 27, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brit from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

    Exceptional”

    Very nice and tidy hostel with comfortable wooden bunk beds that don't make much noise. The TV lounge with fireplace is really cozy. The lake, Mt John and hot pools are nearby and the village within walking distance. And I am especially grateful to the staff for letting me have a four-bed dorm all to myself on the one day that there were very few guests. It would have been just as simple for them to place all the few guests into one room - and speaks mountains that they didn't. A budget traveller doesn't get much privacy so I really valued this simple act of goodwill.

    Reviewed June 16, 2017

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