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YHA Raglan

611 Wainui Road, Raglan, New Zealand

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Unique environmental sustainable accommodation on New Zealand’s beautiful west coast.

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Raglan Hostel

Hostel Raglan

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Solscape is situated in Raglan on New Zealand's beautiful westcoast, 2hrs south of Auckland and overlooking the world famous surf break Manu Bay and Ocean beach. Just 15 minutes walk from both.

We are are excited to offer accommodation where we have boldly incorporated our philosophy of environmental sustainability with many eco features. Experience eco living nestled amongst the native bush in our "off the grid" Tipi Retreat or stay in one of our recycled NZ railway carriages or self contained cottage.

Ideal for surfers, backpacker's, family holidays and romantic escapes., Our lodgings are consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimizing our ecological footprint and inspiring our visitors with many working models of sustainable living.

This year we are excited to be stepping into our long held vision of creating an educational space where we now host a myriad of courses, workshops and retreats in practical sustainability and holistic well-being.

One of these being.....The Eco Logic Learning Adventures programme. It is our first all-inclusive living and learning programme.

Imagine 5 days of hands-on Permaculture education, earth building, surfing, daily yoga, kayaking, mountain hiking, Eco-films & discussions, Contemporary Maori Raranga weaving, and discovering local community solutions in action.

so what are you waiting for... visit for more information

Our special features include;

* Tipi Retreat (open from December - April only, please specify on booking if this is the accommodation type you require. We have double and twin tipis. The retreat is a five minute walk from the main area. Tipis contains beds made up with linen)
* Earth Domes
* Eco Baches
* Recycled Railway Carriages
* Camping/Campervan
* Solsurfer Surf School
* Yoga classes
* Massage
* Earth oven and BBQ
* Food gardens
* Beautiful location
* Spectacular sea views
* Courses, workshops and retreats
* Weddings

Solscape offers unique accommodation in 14 recycled, authentic NZ railway carriages and cabooses.
Choose from our larger, self-contained carriage and our double, twin, dorm and triple share cabooses.
* fire place
* book exchange
* outdoor BBQ and pizza oven
* kitchen with 4 burner hob, small oven, kettles, crockery, cutlery,
pots and pans,
* small garden, herb spiral, food forest
* showers and toilets
All caboose guests share communal facilities and beds are made up with quality linen

* Surfing! Best known for long peeling left-hand point breaks, Raglan also offers ideal conditions for beginners and novice surfers. Solscape Eco Retreat offers customised surf packages, surf lessons and board hire. Surf guiding is also available for the more advanced surfer.
* Raglan is one of New Zealand\'s premier kiteboarding locations. Because of Raglan\'s natural land formations, nearly any wind direction is suitable for kiteboarding.
* There are several bush and beach walks in Raglan, including climbing Mt Karioi, Te Toto Gorge and the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls waterfall track.
* Lots of other ways to get in touch with the great outdoors at Raglan including kayaking and horse trekking tours. Bikes are also for rent from Solscape Eco Retreat.
*Healing massage therapists and individual yoga classes are available onsite by appointment.

Raglan town has a unique laid-back atmosphere and offers a wide array of eateries catering to all tastes. Interesting shops line the main street with their array of bohemian arts-and-crafts.

Solscape is located just a few kms from Raglan township on New Zealand’s beautiful westcoast, we are 2 hours south of Auckland and 40 minutes west of Hamilton.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 12:00
From 14:00 to 17:00
From 14:00 to 17:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Wainui Beach & Coastal Reserve (500m to 1km)
  • Waireinga (Bridal Veil) Waterfall (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The rooms with the old train containers are very nice and special. Unfortunately there is no current avaiable in the ro to charge mobile phones, cameras etc. The kitchen war a mess and really very dirty! The staff did not look after it, which was the biggest problem.


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Sun 17 Nov 2013

Super nice and very unique place with a great view over the bay


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Thu 24 Oct 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Auckland International Airport head south on state highway 1. From Hamilton head west on state highway 23 to Raglan.From Raglan town follow Wainui Rd for 6km towards Manu Bay and on the left you will see the Solscape sign.
.For info about buses from Auckland to Hamilton visit: For info about buses from Hamilton to Raglan visit:
Alternate Transport
Solscape is 6km from Raglan towards Manu Bay. We have ample car and van parking for guests.

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