I feel obliged to write this review as I stayed here in March of 2009. Since then I've covered a lot of road and stayed at more than a few hostels. This was the best, loved my time there and if I had it to do all over again, I'd have spent two weeks instead of one. Raglan is great, the surf is nothing short of perfect and my whole stay there was relaxed and just what I needed after partying throughout the rest of New Zealand.
- 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