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.
- 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