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We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi but with the endless awesome activities available in Raglan you’ll be too busy to need it!

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with us!

surf & chill
with us!

surf & chill
with us!

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As of Wednesday 11.59pm the country went into lock down and we are no longer taking any bookings!

We wish you all the best during these unprecedented times

The Raglan Backpackers Team


Summer Specials

  • Full day surfing $39 (incl. board, wetsuit, tips & transport)
  • 1 day Surfing and 2 night accom packages from $109
  • Surf for 5 days, get 6th hire free
  • Fun and relaxed $10 yoga classes in the hostel
  • Stand-up paddle boarding from $15
  • Free, hot tub, sauna


Guaranteed the cheapest surf rental in town!

Come surf with us on the world famous surf spots in Raglan!

We offer surf package deals including accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit rentals as well as surf lessons.

Surf rentals include free tips for beginners so you can get shreddin’ and get sooo pitted in no time plus free transport to the beach in our snazzy electric car!

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Activities & Free stuff

Free hot tub, sauna, skate boards…there’s always something to do when you hang out with us!

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Sunroom, private or 3 share

Triple Room

View from the Waterfront house 6 bed dorm

Courtyard garden double room

Seaview 8 bed dorm


All our rooms have lots of natural light and air, and heaters to keep you cosy in winter.
We have an awesome line up of rooms; private and share rooms, including 6-share, 4-share, 3-share, double, twin or single rooms!

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Check out some of the reviews that our guests have left on Trip Advisor, Google, or BBH.

We’ve also been awarded the “Best BBH hostel” in the category 41-70 beds in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Raglan Accommodation for Backpackers

If you've never stayed at Raglan Backpackers before you're missing out big time. Besides the amazing crew and owners there's tons of stuff to do around the hostel. Think surf lessons, mountainbiking, kayaking, eating burgers, bbq-ing. If you're looking for...
a warm welcome and active people to hang out with this is your place. Gezellig is the Dutch word for what this place is, its very gezellig :)

Rated: 5 out of 5
Review by Danny R. on Tripadvisor

Great and easygoing

The hostel is clean and tidy. Staff is welcomed and friendly like all other travellers. We stayed in a room for three people and met a nice guy too. There is no wifi as they want you to interact with...
others. There is an access to a full equipment kitchen, a lounge or a garden with hammocks and a hot tub. If you need to check anything online there are two PCs available. You can get surfing lessons or hire kayaks in a decent price. There is a short walking distance to the beach, closest supermarket or pubs and fast foods. A little advice for people who just started their traveling, they don't do keys for the rooms. But everyone seems to trust each other. Great place to stay, will be back for sure and for longer next time!

Rated: 5 out of 5
Review by Nikoleta A. on Tripadvisor

Explore Raglan

Raglan might be a small town, but we have a lot going on!
We’re famous for surfing, but also the art scene and alternative living, great fishing and a sense of community.
Come check out our funky cafes, individualist shops (no chain stores), 7 art galleries, amazing environment centre, community garden, creative markets and more.

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These lovelies will show you a warm welcome and help you out where they can!

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If you would like to make a booking or ask us any questions we are always happy to help.

Call us on: +64 7 825 0515 or on 07 825 0515 from within New Zealand.

The current date and time in Raglan are:
06-04-2020 00:00

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