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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Me and the girls loved this place. Buzzy atmosphere with lots going on (people off out surfing, renting SUPS & kayaks), yet a nice chilled relaxed feeling with hammocks around the courtyard. You can hire the paddleboards for free or pay a small fee to use their surfboards/ wetsuits/ kayaks. The guys and girls working there were real cool &...

Thank CornishBeachBum
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The place to be in raglan. Greate Team, Outdoor hot Pool, Surfboard and Body for $30, hammocks to chill and so much more cool stuff. The team is nice relaxed and how you would imagine in an surfcity. The backpacker is easy to find and close to the ocean. Sometimes you can see orcas swimming in the ocean next to...

Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This has been a long time coming, I stayed here a few years back and it was my favourite hostel experience. The atmosphere is so friendly and rather than sitting on phones or getting absolutely trashed, everyone interacted with eachother in the evenings. At one point I messed up and had no money on my card so I couldn't pay...

Thank Chris F
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great hostel/backpacker! Clean and cosy overall. Had a good sleep even sleeping in 8 person dorm, not really noise or other disturbances. Great location near central, everyday transports to the beach to surf or hangout. We really enjoyd our stay and would recommend to everyone coming to Raglan!

Thank Aleksi P
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Best hostel I have ever stayed in! I have stayed in hostels all over the world and this one is hands down my favourite! It has the friendliest vibe, loveliest staff, safe, everything you need and surf cars to take you to the beach! Its right in the middle of raglan so you can walk, kayak, bike and skate to...

Thank Christinaukulele
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

If not the best, definetely in the top 3 of the 100+ hostels I have been to. Cannot find any negatives about this place. Great staff! Very friendly and helpful! Cool, relax athmosphere! Great people! Showers worked perfectly, toilets/showers were all the time spotless clean. Spacious clean kitchen. Dorms, rooms and common area very nice! Everything very well organized (like...

Thank sbch1
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Really nice hostel in a great location. Rooms are decent and the place is well designed and friendly. Love the bikes, kayaks and all the free stuff they have I.e balls, fishing gear, skateboards etc. Loads of options for surf rental and they have cars that take you to and from the beach. I would have given 5 stars if...

3Thank Patrick C
timsuz, Owner at Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your feedback. We are very sorry to have let you down on this, we think people should always get a good nights sleep, its one of our mottos! So we have definitely taken this on board, it led to a staff meeting, and retraining to get your points across, making sure we enforce quiet time when...

Reviewed 8 February 2016

Lovely chill hostel, great vibe, comfy and clean, lots of things to do to keep you entertained, hammocks, spa, sauna, tennis, fishing, board games, computers, kayaks. Surf cars go twice a day and is $30 for board and wetsuit hire. Very social hostel right near the waterfront and two mins from Main Street and I site. I would love to...

Thank recharnock
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Clean, chill vibe, lots of great free stuff, social backpackers, and great staff. Really enjoyed the hostel surf trip, the hammocks, the kayaks, and just the whole vibe. Sending the love vibes to Estelle! All the best to ya!

Thank Aaron N
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Really enjoyed this place. Staff really friendly and helpful. Easy to rent surf gear and get a ride to the beach. Perfect location. Love the courtyard. Was travelling alone and had no problem meeting people. If you stay Sunday night, you are in prime location to wander over to the Summer Sessions music. Highly recommended :)

Thank MandyV81

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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: ₹ 1,285 - ₹ 4,819 (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
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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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