Voted New Zealand's Best Medium Sized Hostel 2017

Come and see for yourself why we were voted number 1 by BBH members!



We offer awesome, friendly accommodation in beautiful Raglan. Come surf with us! We offer surf board rentals and packages every day of the year. Raglan Backpackers hostel New Zealand is located on the water’s edge, Raglan harbour. We offer premium accommodation at budget prices.

We have heaps of activities on this year, including great surf packages, $10 yoga classes, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, plenty of sunsets and heaps of good times.

All our accommodation rooms open onto a private central courtyard garden, where you can relax in a hammock or enjoy the hot tub.

Surfing and Other Activities

All our staff are surfers and we really enjoy teaching people to surf and giving advice on the local surf spots. We have a full range of surf gear for hire and offer free tips and transport to the surf beach for those renting our surf boards. We offer multiday surf packages. Read more about surfing in Raglan!

When you aren’t surfing there is still plenty to do with our range of free activities, including kayaking, hot tub and sauna. We offer onsite yoga classes for $10, plus its just 1 minute walk to the town’s yoga centre. Check out our other activities here!

“This is one of those places you will find yourself asking if its possible to stay another night”

– Lonely Planet 2016

More About Our Hostel

Our hostel is divided into two adjoining accommodation areas. The main backpackers is built in a circle around a beautiful internal courtyard garden. All rooms open on to the courtyard ensuring lots of light and air flow for your comfort. These bedrooms are a mixture of shared and private rooms, some with sea view.

The second area is the Holiday House, which is joined to the courtyard by a short corridor. The house has its own accommodations, kitchen, bathrooms, living room, sun-bathing decks, gardens and of course a BBQ! This side only has three bedrooms which are slightly more spacious than the courtyard ones. All accommodation beds in our hostel come fully made up with fresh linen.

All rooms open onto a private central courtyard garden, where you can relax in a hammock or enjoy the hot tub.

We are a 1 minute walk from the bus stop and Raglan’s town center with its superb cafes and artisan shops.

raglan backpackers winter 2017 specials
Free stuff at the bbh hostel
  • Hot spa pool

  • Hot infared sauna

  • Internet

  • Kayaks

  • Books, games, etc.

  • Fishing rods

  • Skimboards

  • Golf clubs