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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped at Raglan hostel for 5 nights in September 2016. The hostel has tonnes to do when the surf is bad... free kayaks, hot tub, guitars, board games, baking box. There were a fair few longtermers while I was there which I think added to the family feel of the place. It was easy to start up a conversation...

1Thank Vikki C
Antibes, France
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Only stayed for a night but was made to feel very welcome and shown around the place on arrival. They have a variety of rooms depending on budget all of them clean and modern from what I could see. Nice courtyard/chillout area which was closed from 9pm so people who wanted to could sleep, a good rule in my opinion....

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Really loved this place! Been to quite a few hostels and this has to be my favourite. Really nice building with a beautiful little courtyard with hammocks and a swinging chair. We weren't in the main building we were in the other one and it was lovely, great, clean facilities, really nicely furnished, comfy beds, and a log burning stove!...

Thank TBall2
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I've been staying here for a week and it is the best hostel I've stayed in NZ. Very nice staff, proper surfing vibes and the owner is a hero. Stating to pick up my surfing game now. Come to raglan and stay here it's the best place in NZ I've been to!

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Central location, very close to the sea and estuary. Staff and 'long termers' are all very friendly. They also have a hot tub and sauna and hammocks. There is no wifi so it makes guests social - the local library is a short 2 minute walk with free wifi. The chill room has a fantastic view of the sleeping lady...

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Raglan Backpackers has everything you need to get the most out of your visit while in Raglan. Amazing location, incredible views and only meters from cafes and shops. Fantastic facilities, sauna, spa pool, comfy beds, great prices, and really clean. You can hire surfboards, paddle boards, wetsuits, kayaks and bikes. And Raglan has the best surf I've ever seen and...

Thank HopewellLodge
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Such a cool little place! Rentals for surfboards, wetsuits, paddle boards, kayaks, and a surd car to borrow to drive down to Ngaranui beach. There's a hot tub and a sauna on site that are just perfect! Good kitchen area, 2 ovens, and a pizza oven. No WiFi in the hostel so everyone is sociable - good living space for...

Thank Jenny M
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I arrived in Raglan and was pretty soon disappointed over how empty the town was during winter and the weather wasn't great. But then I was lucky enough to stumble upon this hostel. Having been disappointed earlier about how anti-social a lot of people were in NZ hostels I finally found this personal, cozy place where people actually enjoyed talking...

Thank escaperel
Whangaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

All the staff were so friendly especially Humphrey, and it makes a huge difference to the atmosphere of the place, people were social and it was easy to meet others. They had evening activities planned and we took part in a great quiz and a pizza night. We were so impressed, and could have easily stayed longer. The place is...

Thank Meg-NZmoo
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Raglan BB was like a home for us, we spent 2 nights and it was really hard to leave, cause we felt like being there for a long time. The people are really lovely, friendly and positive. We met some nice guys and you feel the good vibes 🏄 Eg.: the kitchen was clean eventough used by everyone 😉 Thänx...

Thank Jim B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Raglan Backpackers hostel New Zealand is located on the water's edge of Raglan's beautiful harbour, looking out across the water to Mt Karioi. Purpose-built accommodation for your comfort and security, we take pride in our clean facilities, friendly atmosphere, surfing knowledge and helpful staff. All rooms open onto a private central courtyard garden, where you can relax in a hammock or enjoy the hot tub. The living room and dining area open onto the grass lawn which is absolute waterfront.AS a guest you have free use of our mountain bikes, kayaks, sauna and spa pool. We have also have a full range of surf boards for hire, with transport to the surf beach (5 min drive). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

Address: 6 Wi Neera Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Price Range: $27 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms are sweet. 4 and 6 room dorms gives a great deal of room in the center”
  • View from 6 bed dorm room on balcony
  • bed in 4 bedroom dorm
M5683VLaaronw, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the far end are great. They have some queen and king sized beds.”
kazumo2n, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea views in some rooms”
471ciaran, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Central location - cheaper rooms”
Helie1992, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The waterfront lodge is my favourite, especially the share room upstairs with amazing views.”
HopewellLodge, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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