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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge
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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! It was all so cosy and very homely. Staff were friendly as were the people in the hostel. Free hot tub, sauna, kayaks free to hire, arts and crafts cupboard, supping boards and surf boards and kit to hire for reasonable prices. And a lot of it done with environmental consideration which is always good to see. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank TBall2
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Reviewed 15 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!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
Thank Alex H
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Reviewed 10 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 mountain. The i-Site is also a short walk from the hostel. Accommodation prices were a lot cheaper than I expected too.

Room Tip: Central location - cheaper rooms
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Helie1992
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Reviewed 5 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 gorgeous beaches too. Wish we could have stayed longer. Super friendly owners Tim and Suz and Kieran was really helpful.

Room Tip: The waterfront lodge is my favourite, especially the share room upstairs with amazing views.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank HopewellLodge
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Reviewed 21 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 games and chats, reading, guitar playing (there are 5 or so!) - but there are 2 computers if you need to go online/WiFi :)
The twin rooms and double rooms (we stayed in both) are spacious, clean and have floor length curtains, lamps & electric blankets in the twin rooms.
The hostel gets cheaper yoga classes, they do quiz nights, home made pizza nights and film nights, a really great touch, makes it more personable.
Such a great place in a nice little town, would definitely recommend it to everybody.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Jenny M
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