Richard and Jovana are you hosts


Hi, we're Jovana & Richard, the owners of Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation. Together with our friendly, well travelled and humours team, we do our very best to provide you with a unique accommodation experience with a genuine New Zealand feel! We offer a full range of affordable accommodation, from single rooms to family rooms. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, mountains and our little pets. All located right in the middle of Lake Tekapo Village.

Richard is born and raised in New Zealand and is happy to share all things 'Kiwi' with you. Jovana has also worked as a hut warden in Mt Cook National Park, so she is able to offer endless advice about hiking and walking around Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo.

Tekapo Hostel in 1959


Tailor Made Tekapo 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 Accommodation's reputation as Lake Tekapo's favourite affordable accommodation.