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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

6 Wi Neera St, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Killer little hostel with good people working there. The layout is great, rooms open up to courtyard area with hot tub and hammocks. Great social spot. Quick drive to the beach and they offer board rentals and transport so there is usually a group of people all going together to surf.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Raglan during a totally rained-out day. We couldn't do much and didn't know where we were staying that night. Luckily, we booked in here in a double room and didn't look back. The kitchen is well-equipped, showers and bathrooms are excellent and there's even a pizza oven and BBQ! Oh, and a free hot tub and steam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hostel i have ever stayed at. Make sure you book ahead and dont fool yourself that you will only stay one night. It caters for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and body boarding. Its is amazing to watch the sun go down over the mountains and water. Shops are close. People are fantastic and laid back but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best hostel I've ever come across. The facilities are all faultless including two large kitchens, one cosy lounge and eating area and one large TV room, equipped with scores of dvds, blankets, bean bags, yoga matts, board games, instruments, books, free kayaks, hammocks and nice modern bathrooms (always clean). The atmosphere in this hostel can't be beaten,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I stayed for a week. Want for nothing else. Beds cosy and warm at this time of year even with electric blanket for those who need. Everywhere is very clean. The organization of the running of the place is PERFECT! There are kayaks for free and a bus to take you to surf spots and then there's the surf lessons... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Right in town allows easy access to shopping but also on the harbour :) We used it as a base to surf and quick drive from the amazing lefts ;) Spa and sauna can't be beat. Good staff and travellers:) Very good !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Totally fell in love with this place. Way different than all the other backpackers. Friendly easygoing stuff and a very social lifestyle there. Everybody is hanging around with each other. The rooms are small but enough though most the time you are outdoors. They offer Sauna, a Whirlpool and lot of activities like Yoga, Kayaking and of course surfing! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Myself and two visitors (fellow motorcyclists) I was hosting from South Australia stayed one night - we were given the 'Sun Room' - had its own shared amenities (kitchen and bathroom). Our sleeping provision (two bunks and one double) was clean and warm. Offered great value ($NZ29 pax) and staff were warm and friendly. Made us smile when we were... More 

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