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Please Call or email to book!! If you're searching for mind blowing Raglan accommodation at a budget price then you're in luck. This eco surf retreat is on the west coast of New Zealand in the mighty Waikato region. Around 50 minutes drive from Hamilton city and just 8kms from Raglan township. You will find us located in Whale Bay, on a 110 acres of native New Zealand bush. Karioi Lodge caters for travellers, backpackers, families and large groups seeking off-beat NZ accommodation. We also provide a magical Raglan venue for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions. Karioi Lodge offers un-crowded rooms, equipped kitchens, powered campervan sites, lazy hammocks, blissful sun decks, mountain bike hire, unique glow worms, pool table and ping pong, BBQs, computer access and Wi-Fi, 42" plasma satellite TV and lots more!It is the perfect spot from which to enjoy Raglan activities with direct access to tramping, fishing, beaches, surf points and surf lessons. Explore surrounding Whale Bay, or the mountain on our one hour loop track through the bush. Get inspired at our spectacular lookout - Inspiration Point and then warm up in the sauna. The lodge is also home of the Raglan Surfing School where surf lessons and surf rentals take place daily. For the keen learner surfer try one of our surf packages which saves you money and gives you more time to work on your surfing skills and enjoying Raglan. No transportation? No problem! Free pick ups and drops offs from Raglan township or you can join one of our daily shuttles to town/beach during your stay to explore Raglan attractions and sightseeing - funky cafes, live music, scenic walkways, festivals, markets, golf, fish 'n' chips, arts and crafts and so much more.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Full view
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Hamilton Airport47 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This great lodge is set up for people who want to learn to surf, or surfers, but is also welcoming to all :) The communal facilities are extensive and the accomodation is very comfortable. I'd stay here again for sure.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely hostel! The place is located inside the jungle of Raglan. We really enjoyed the time. Thanks to the staff and especially to the owner. She's wonderful! If you want to stay in that place, I reccomend you a car. Raglan don't have...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Coco A
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Barely no one talked to us at the hostel, poor mindset. The bedsheets smelled bad The shower I used was clogged so water kept rising up on my feet. The kitchen pots and cutlery were not really clean. Definitely not worth it.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank alexandrehabay
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Nice quiet place to stay with plenty of facilities. The double rooms had heaters and comfortable beds and the WiFi worked great. Great location particularly if you are a surfer as the prime surf spots are walk able and only 2 minutes by car. Planning...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank PaulA6096
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. Cabin was comfy and warm. The only thing that was a pain was that the carpark was a 200m walk from the buildings and it was pouring with rain when we went to leave. Would stay again

Date of stay: July 2018
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January 5, 2017|
Response from RaglanSurfingSchool | Property representative |
The lodge has 6 campervan sites, but we do not have any spots for tents.
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"The beds in the twin rooms are very comfy, and suitably large for single beds."
Jan. 3, 2018
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"Top bunk rooms have the best view"
Dec. 10, 2017
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"These rooms are all good, nice and private."
Nov. 27, 2017
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"Share rooms were pretty good, stayed in a 4bed share, good bunk beds."
Jul. 30, 2017
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US$48 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionRaglan
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