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“really great for a beach backpackers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

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Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Raglan
Certificate of Excellence
melbourne
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“really great for a beach backpackers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

My partner and i checked in last minute and had a comfy double bed and clean room for $68. We were pretty tired after trekking and swims so just wanted to relax on a Thursday night. We bought back some Indian takeaways from namaste which were delicious and ate them in the communal garden area where there were people relaxing in the hot tub, paying guitar in the common room and just chilling out by the sea. Great friendly vibes. We went to bed early at about 9pm and though they could have put a cap on the tunes a bit earlier than 1.30 am on a week night. That was the only hiccup at an otherwise really cool place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluey_york
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Raglan BPers is the best.
The staff are super friendly, awesome people.
The environment is chilled and so relaxing.
The surf rentals are good value.
I met so many lovely people.
The rooms are beautiful (I stayed in many)
Close to everything you could need.

For me, it started to feel like my home.
I particularly loved the backhouse. Really sociable, lovely rooms, cosy TV room for movie nights and just all round loveliness and happy times.

I never wanted to leave! It's such a special place :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Surfsunshine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

This nice little has a chill vibe and is a great place to just relax. First, and most importantly in my opinion, the hostel is incredibly clean. They have good deals on surf board rentals!!! The staff are especially friendly and informative. The beds are very comfy. They have a hot tub to use for free (how often do you use that word in New Zealand?). They also have free kayaks to go around some of the waterways!!! It's close enough to town to be convenient, but it is NOT noisy at night whatsoever. They also have nice hammocks for you to relax in. Without a doubt, this is one of the better hostels in New Zealand.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Court_K492
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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The lodge is run by an awesome group of people.Everything about it is perfect...with the great organization of the place, to the location.It is clean and friendly and there's a great choice of things to do,whether its chillaxing in hammocks,hot tub and sauna, or getting some water sport skills nearby.It overlooks the beautiful lake and mountains and has easy access to Raglan town.
I loved it.And i met the most amazing fun people from different countries who i became friends with too. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shiana D
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Cambridge, MA USA
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed here just 3 days last April and it was by far our favorite spot in NZ. Location is perfect, town is charming and the staff is amazing (shout out to my healthy food lovin' guy, Josh!) This place is what backpackers SHOULD be, not the sterile, sort of creepy places that abound today. You're the best, Raglan Backpackers, so keep on doing what you're doing. And we'll be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hlyne82
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Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Wow! What a great place! The location is amazing, it has such a wonderful view! It is clean and comfortable, but it is the staff that set this place apart. There is so much to do in Raglan, and the staff go the extra mile to help their guests enjoy all that Raglan has to offer. Surfing, kayking, windsurfing, SUPing, hiking, fishing, carving, there is so much to do, even relaxing, read in a hamock, enjoy the hot tub and sauna. Great people, great atmosphere, great location! you will love it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Derek H
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I had such a great time in Raglan! This backpackers is one of the best I've ever stayed at. I was traveling by myself but had no trouble making friends and meeting like-minded people here. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the facilities were everything I could ask for.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scott S
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Additional Information about Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge

Property: Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge
Address: 6 Wi Neera Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Raglan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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 

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