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YHA Raglan, Solscape


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Vanessa, Eli and John Mateja

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 7 825 8268 Email this hostel

Reception: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 611 Wainui Road,


Close to surf beaches


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How to get here

We’re located at 611 Wainui Rd, 6km from the town centre of Raglan. Look for the ‘Solscape’ sign. Free on-site parking available.

Bus/Shuttle:  Raglan has its own shuttle service that can take you from the town centre straight to the hostel. From Hamilton, catch bus #23 to the town centre, or ask the driver to stop at Solscape. Note that this bus does not run on a Sunday. From the town centre, shuttles or taxis are available.
Train: The closest railway station is the Frankton Railway Station located in Hamilton.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

YHA Raglan, Solscape Eco Retreat, offers an eclectic collection of accommodation options designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Try a converted train carriage, Eco Bach, or venture to the Tipi Forest nestled among native bush.

Relax with a view of world-famous surf break Manu Bay, yoga classes, a surf school and a summer cafe all on-site. This unique facility includes a scattering of room types across the spacious grounds, with shared common areas for cabooses and tipis in addition to the main reception building with its breathtaking view and lounge. Please note WiFi is only available in our reception building.

YHA Raglan, Solscape Eco Retreat’s environmentally conscious backpacking facilities include non-toxic building materials, earth floors, solar powered LED lighting, solar heated indoor-outdoor showers, composting toilets and gravity-fed fresh mountain stream water. Enjoy your meals in a covered outdoor dining area amongst punga ferns and manuka.

We're dedicated to preserving the natural environment, creating a space for raising awareness on all levels with emphasis on sustainable living and well-being while providing healthy, comfortable lodgings for the rest and rejuvenation of all guests.

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Guests love:

  • Yoga classes
  • Surfboard hire
  • Woodfire pizza oven

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Onsite food options
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Woodfire pizza oven
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Reading room
  • Book exchange
  • Surfboard hire
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Yoga classes


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Raglan highlights:

  • Surfing! Best known for long peeling left-hand point breaks, Raglan also offers ideal conditions for beginners and novice surfers. Lessons and board hire available
  • We're one of NZ's best kiteboarding spots! Lessons available
  • Walk up Mt Karioi, Te Toto Gorge, or the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls waterfall track

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