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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As everything in our budget range was occupied we landed at Kariori lodge after a long drive. Beside we stayed with a guy snoring the whole night without a break, I couldn’t sleep as the bed was so soft and worn out, turning without waking up - impossible! And there was sand and a chewing gum in my linen. Just...

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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Such a delight of an experience here at the lodge, only wish I could have stayed longer. Felt like I was retreating into the quiet comfort of nature but with the buzzing atmosphere of welcoming staff and travelers who were all eager to share their little slice of heaven with you. Lodge is well-equipped with nice kitchen facilities, super fast...

Thank Phoebe S
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Went to Tourist information for a campsite for my campervan and they told me about this place at $15 for the night and phoned to confirm availability. Sounded really good so went there and told the receptionist that I had enquiries via tourist office. She said she had a place but that price was $18. Bit miffed, paid up and...

Thank Mark D
Enguerand_N, Manager at Karioi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the input and your visit! We will look into providing a more detailed map of the property for our guests. Also, do you remember which tourist information center (i-site/happy travels) provided you with the pricing so that we can make sure that they have the correct information?

Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Stayed here back in May 2013 and absolutely loved it. Feels like a rainforest retreat and has all the amenities needed for staying in camper can or staying in the dorm. Make sure to book early for sites because they tend to fill up fast! Just recently came back to Raglan and visited the lodge to walk their Karioi trail

Thank walktheboard
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Karioi lodge is a quaint hostel. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and beds comfy. The kitchen is big with plenty of utensils, pots, pans and cutlery and enough prep space so many people in the kitchen doesn't make you feel claustrophobic. The living area attached to the kitchen is the most homely part. The old couches and arm chairs...

Thank GiSanders26
Marburg, Germany
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We have been working here for a month. The team is very kind and it is probably the best place to lern surfing!! It's a bit away from town but there is a shuttle that goes into town. The town is lovely try the fish and chips and the sushi <3

Thank Marsupialia
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great location and brilliant views over the sea. Mattresses were not comfortable though so I had quite a restless night. Staff are all very friendly. There is also a great look out space to watch the sun set and glow worms that are visible at night.

Thank Helie1992
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Lovely little hide away retreat. A great little gem for any backpacker. Awesome place to chill out or learn to surf with one of their awesome surf packages. Raglan itself is a charming town with no end of funky surf shops and interesting thrift stores to find something unique.

Thank Trips-4-Tommo
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went to the lodge as part of a Raglan Surf School tour which is run by the same team and had a total blast. The lodge is gorgeous nestle in a stunning bush and Bing our surf instructor was on the ball all afternoon helping us perfect our technique. Kudos to the team!

Thank Robin_Laura
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This place has lots of room and authentic charm. The kitchen is totally equipped with everything you could ask for and the whole place was spotlessly clean. The vibe is very "island style" with lots of vegetation and privacy and yet only a short ride to town. The owners are very nice, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable, especially about surfing. We...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Please Call or email to book!! If you're searching for mind blowing Raglan accommodation at a budget price then you're in luck. This eco surf retreat is on the west coast of New Zealand in the mighty Waikato region. Around 50 minutes drive from Hamilton city and just 8kms from Raglan township. You will find us located in Whale Bay, on a 110 acres of native New Zealand bush. Karioi Lodge caters for travellers, backpackers, families and large groups seeking off-beat NZ accommodation. We also provide a magical Raglan venue for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions. Karioi Lodge offers un-crowded rooms, equipped kitchens, powered campervan sites, lazy hammocks, blissful sun decks, mountain bike hire, unique glow worms, pool table and ping pong, BBQs, computer access and Wi-Fi, 42" plasma satellite TV and lots more!It is the perfect spot from which to enjoy Raglan activities with direct access to tramping, fishing, beaches, surf points and surf lessons. Explore surrounding Whale Bay, or the mountain on our one hour loop track through the bush. Get inspired at our spectacular lookout - Inspiration Point and then warm up in the sauna. The lodge is also home of the Raglan Surfing School where surf lessons and surf rentals take place daily. For the keen learner surfer try one of our surf packages which saves you money and gives you more time to work on your surfing skills and enjoying Raglan. No transportation? No problem! Free pick ups and drops offs from Raglan township or you can join one of our daily shuttles to town/beach during your stay to explore Raglan attractions and sightseeing - funky cafes, live music, scenic walkways, festivals, markets, golf, fish 'n' chips, arts and crafts and so much more. ... more   less 

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Address: 5B Whaanga Rd | R D 3 Whale Bay, Raglan 3297, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Number of rooms: 20
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“budget friendly place and free wifi”
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“there is only one room. its not a hotel actually”
 of 5 bubbles thomasmY8898DS, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“Go to the top floor, The views are better”
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“Go somewhere else”
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