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Reviews of Solscape Eco Retreat Raglan Hostel

611 Wainui Rd, Manu Bay, Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 72%

Location 85%

Safety 87%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.72USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly"

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Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 72%

Location 85%

Safety 87%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

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86% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Romantic getaway

Liked: A uniqueness, incredible location, lovely environment

Disliked: Sleeping bungalows are quite close together

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great ideas for accommodation and certainly a different experience

Disliked: More outdoor seating for units and needs to be more stable. Found unit very hot more windows that can open would be desirable

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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  • Value - 60%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Awesome accommodation! Clean facilities. Amazing view from the cafe. Good location to a surfing beach but we'll out of the main town, you need a car if you're staying here. Close to manu and whale bay.

Disliked: Very surfer hippy vibe.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Took my Grandaughter who despite mis-giveings when we arrived did not want to leave, she enjoyed the uniqueness of the accommodation, the livestock & being able to wonder around freely.

Disliked: Shared facilities don't always work esp toilet/showers

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: cute railway carriages to stay in

Disliked: no ensuite

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Awesome to relax

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The concept is really good: rooms are actually train cars dispersed in the yard. This also makes it really quiet at night since you don't hear what goes on outside of your room . Very cosy and homey, the bed was comfortable, enough toilets and clean, the kitchen is big enough

Disliked: There is no wifi voucher so you need to pay even if you just want to check your emails. I wouldn't recommend to someone who doesn't have a car as its outside Raglan and there isn't much within walking distance.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This place is in the most amazing location. Up on a hill a little drive out of Raglan, the hostel has amazing views of the surf beaches and is nestled in the bush. The cabins we stayed in were warm and comfortable. The kitchen and lounge were not huge, but made for a homely atmosphere and everyone had a chat while they were cooking/ hanging out. There is also an outdoor woodfire oven that is easily used, plus an outdoor kitchen for campers. The main reception area also has a cute little café that does yummy and cheap breakfasts. There are not many bathrooms/ showers, but they were clean. Atmosphere was just amazing, all the staff and guests were relaxed and friendly. It's also was a short walk to one of the main beaches. Will definitely be coming back for longer next time, and to take some surfing lessons!

Disliked: Could have another shower/ toilet block.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The property is very lovely and the views are excellent. We loved staying in the train car, and although it was incredibly small, it was extremely quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The grounds were very pleasant and it was nice not having too much light or noise.

Disliked: The kitchen area was pretty filthy. We've stayed in many hostels and the deal is the same with everyone doing their own dishes and then hostel employees cleaning up throughout the day. This didn't seem to be the case as the countertops were covered in food, dishes were everywhere and there were no clean towels to be found. Also, one "employee" from the states had some attitude.

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: a nice atmospherevery nice view about the beach and the ocean

Disliked: chockroach in the roomthe room was very small

Customer would recommend this property

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