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.
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 is family-friendly and has disabled facilities. The large kitchen is very well-equipped including a rice cooker, panini toaster and free herbs and spices.
Ask the helpful staff to recommend some great walks around the area and suggest activities to make the most of your time in Lake Tekapo.
From Queenstown, turn left towards Tekapo Springs and then immediately right into the gravelled YHA carpark. From Christchurch, drive through the village and turn right towards the Tekapo Springs and then immediately right into the gravelled YHA carpark. By Bus/Shuttle, 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.