Lakefront Lodge Backpackers
Housed in a lodge-style building with annexes on the shores of Lake Tekapo, this laid-back hostel is 4 km from Cowan’s Hill Observatory and 13 km from Lake Alexandrina.
Basic dormitories with bunk beds sleep up to 6; there are also no-frills private rooms. All have Wi-Fi (fee) and most feature shared bathrooms; 1 private room has en suite facilities. Air-conditioning and TVs aren't available.
Common areas include an airy guest kitchen and a relaxed lounge with lake views, a wood-burning stove and a flat-screen TV. Other amenities include 2 BBQ grills and a coin-operated laundry.