The million-dollar view from this Hostel will add a whole new meaning to your trip. Located right on the lakefront, with unobstructed views to the mountains beyond. A large cosy lounge with a log fire in winter overlooks the lake and is the ultimate place for watching the incredible shades of blue of this glacier fed lake. There is no bank or ATM (cash point) in Tekapo., For your enjoyment our Hostel has a piano, a guitar, a DVD player and free DVD's, games and puzzles galore.

Qualmark has ranked this hostel as a 3 star plus.
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What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Culture
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Really easy to find after being dropped off by a bus; staff was SUPER friendly and welcoming. Quiet town and a quiet hostel but the rooms were perfect and clean. I was extremely impressed and would highly recommend it to anyone! I would stay there again!


Avatar for McKenzie


Thu 20 Nov 2014

Lovely hostel in an amazing location. We loved the views over the lake! The man at reception was really friendly too. The only very small downside was very squeaky beds, but overall an amazing stay


Avatar for Fiona


Mon 17 Mar 2014