I stayed there for almost a week although I would have loved to stay longer, but my flight was already scheduled. Never had such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the staff is the nicest I've ever met in a hostel, in fact, their more like your buddies and help you with everything. It's almost impossible not to socialise in this beautiful place, and it goes on with the surfing in the daytime and the hottub in the evening to cooking together with people you met a few hours ago. My favourite place in whole NZ, definitely coming back in the future!
- 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