Find out about Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel
Stay in Lake Tekapo's top rated Backpackers Hostel.
Owned and operated by Jovana & Richard, this popular hostel offers a full range of affordable accommodation, from dorm beds (no bunks of course) to hotel style ensuite rooms. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and located right in the middle of Lake Tekapo Village.
Enjoy reading in front of the wood burning fire in the lounge, have a game of tennis or relax in the hammock under the trees.
Jovana is able to offer endless advice about hiking and walking around Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook while Richard is happy to share all things 'Kiwi' with you, being a born in New Zealand.
The history behind the Hostel
Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers first opened its doors to travelers on January 13th, 1992. The three buildings were constructed in the 1950's by the NZ Ministry of Works to accommodate New Zealand Electricity Department staff.
After being abandoned by the government, Micheal & Wilma could see the potential for a hostel to host travelers from all over the world. After months of hard work and support from the locals (the Mayor even came and cut the grass for them!) they opened the doors to the world!
In October 2009, Jovana was employed as a manager for Michael & Wilma. Five years later, when Michael & Wilma were ready to retire, Jovana & Richard took on the task of maintaining Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers reputation as Lake Tekapo's favorite hostel accommodation.