All the crew at Tailor Made are fully vaccinated.

During alert level 2 or 3....

  • You'll need to follow appropriate social distancing rules

  • Scheduled cooking and dining times may be assigned to minimise the number of people shared areas.

  • You will be assigned your own dishes and cutlery and utensils if required.

  • Extra cleaning and hand sanitisation products are provided. You agree to use them!

  • You will need to wear a mask except when in your room or dining area.

  • Some areas of the property will be temporarily closed to allow for an increased cleaning schedule.

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Affordable accommodation in Tekapo


Tailor Made Accommodation in Lake Tekapo

We offer boutique, self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lake Tekapo Village. Set on 3/4 acres of gardens, we have a range of accommodation options suitable for couples, families and solo travellers. You can choose from double or twin rooms with private ensuite bathrooms, or a budget friendly bed in a shared dorm room.

We offer clean and comfortable accommodation for the budget conscious traveller.  All beds are hotel quality & are made-up with crisp clean sheets and comfy pillows. All beds are seperate, we do not have any bunk beds!


There is a self-catering kitchen where you can cook and meet other travellers from around the world. Enjoy a barbecue in our gardens or wander down to the village to dine in one of the nine restaurants & cafes.

The large, park-like gardens, with rustic seating and a hammock, is just the place to relax after a long day exploring the region.

Our accommodation in Lake Tekapo also caters for families with children – just give us a call to find out what room would best suit your needs.

"The cutest backpackers! Feels more like a cosy home than a hostel. This is such a cute place to stay in Tekapo. It feels more like a little farm or campground than a backpackers, with the adorable animals (including bunnies you can pat), quiet location and view of the mountains. We stayed in a private room with our own bathroom, and we enjoyed the facilities in the shared kitchen and the cosy lounge, complete with a fireplace and board games. It was quiet and laid-back. 
You can walk to town, and it’s also a short walk to the golf course which is a great spot for star-gazing!"

June 2019


"One of the best hostels I have stayed anywhere in the world, over 20 years of hostelling. 
Serene, clean, delightful! Keep up the amazing work!

January 2019

"Really nice accommodation, clean and warm. The couple who ran the place are locals and super helpful. Their personal touches make it cozy and unique. I was in the 6 bed dorm which was big and spacious, no bunk beds and the best pillow I have slept on in a hostel! Good value, I would love to have stayed longer!"

March 2018