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Welcome to Raglan Backpackers and Waterfront Lodge
Our phone lines are currently down so please emails us for any bookings or cancellations 🙂
Reception Open Hours 9.00am – 6.00pm
Raglan is currently at Orange alert level.

Covid vaccination passport policy

Our check in is currently 1-7pm. If you require a late check in then we will need you to email your vaccine passport before 3pm on the day of arrival so we can then organize a late check in for you.

If this is not sent, a late check in will not be possible 🙁

Our Commitment 🙂
The health and safety of our guests and staff is very important to us here at Raglan Backpackers & WaterFront Lodge.

With the issues and experiences during the recent outbreak of Covid – 19 in our community we decided to do a risk assessment on our business for our guests and staff’s safety.

The conclusion of this assessment is that we will be asking guests to produce a digital vaccine passport at check in for guests who are 12 years+. Guests who do not have a digital vaccine passport will not be allowed to stay with us at this time.
This will come into place on December 20th 2021.

Our team will be vaccinated.

Guests who have already booked and wish to cancel can do so for free within 48 hours of check in.  Guests who have booked and do not cancel within this timeframe, or turn up without a digital vaccine passport will not be able to stay and will not be refunded.

If you have booked with an agent like, Hostel World, Air bnb and wish to cancel, please request it through them so that we can process it.

We have a strict no visitors rule onsite, which means paying guests  will not be allowed to have visitors on site at any time.

If you have any question regarding this please feel free to email us at

Please all stay safe whatever your stance on this issue and we hope to have you stay soon!

Raglan Backpacker Team 🙂

We’d love to have you stay, and play. We have awesome waterfront accommodation 1 minute walk from downtown Raglan. Choose between private , shared and self contained accommodation.
We also offer kayak, paddle board, bike, surf board and wetsuit rentals to guests and the public.
Come for a surf lesson with us, or relax in a hammock. Take a yoga class, or kayak to the pancake rocks. There’s something for everyone!
Including a Hot Tub!!!


Guaranteed the cheapest surf rental in town!

Come surf with us on the world famous surf spots in Raglan! Check out rentals on our Deals page.

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

Surf with us

Surf board, kayak and paddle board rentals, yoga and Free stuff!

Free 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 Seaview 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 private and share rooms, including 6-share, 4-share, 3-share, double, twin or single rooms!

All bed linen provided.

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

Or if you’ve stayed with us please leave us a review!

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

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Raglan might be a small town, but we have a lot going on!

We’re not only famous for surfing, but also the art scene, alternative eco-friendly living, great fishing and a sense of community.

Come check out our funky cafes, individualist shops, 7 art galleries, amazing environment centre, community garden, creative markets, black sandy beaches and more.

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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:
27-01-2022 01:01

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