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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is DA bomb. I met some of the coolest people here. They have a BBQ, Hot tub, Sauna, multiple surf and water-related activities gear, they are 1 block from downtown, Kieran, Estelle, Alex, Frankie, and the rest of the gang were super cool. The hostel is located along the lake and is a 10 minute drive from the...

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Birmingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean rooms, nice kitchen, great vibe, hammocks, a sauna, a hot tub, BBQ, pizza oven, and free kayaks. What more could you possibly want from a hostel? Definitely the place to stay in Raglan. Would stay here again.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The place gets booked very quickly during the vacation period and summer. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your room. As stated in previous posts, this was a great place to stay. Here are some additional items that I would like to add. Pros 1. lots of games, tv room, golf clubs, tennis rackets, kayaks, surf boards, etc. All...

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fantastic backpackers! A lot of the staff working here are long-term guests but they always made short-term travellers feel welcome. This backpackers definitely provides you with a home away from home, with a fantastic atmosphere, rooms and facilities. There is no wifi on the premises but there is free wifi at the library which is a 1 min walk. Love...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Brilliant place to stay. The owners are amazing they have everything you could need and do their utmost to help you enjoy your stay. Its really clean as well. The only thing is that the people working for accommodation their have probably been there too long and treating the place like its theirs to rule. I wouldn't let this detract...

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Falmouth
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Easy place to stay - right next to beach and town - lovely courtyard with hammocks and hot tub as well as an alternative to overlooking the sea. Great surf vibe - opportunities for beginners and pro.s - but also kayaking and yoga. Eclectic mix of folks - and of course ended up sitting down for supper next to a...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel i have been to in NZ! It's super clean and cozy. The best part of the hostel though is the environment there. It's so relaxed and layed back but still with lots of things to do. Definitely the place to stay in Raglan!!

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Everything's well kept, they have a hot tub and a sauna, plus a lovely court yard with hammocks. Free kayaking in the nearby waters, daily trips to Ngarunui Beach where you can surf ($30 for a board, wetsuit and a ride there and back). Heaps to do on a rainy day as well. Supermarkets nearby and town is just around...

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Reviewed 25 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...

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Antibes, France
Reviewed 2 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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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $29 - $107 (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.”
PincheTravels, 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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