Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

Solscape is a 10 acre property nestled at the foot of Mt Karioi, overlooking the Tasman Sea and just a bush walk away from Ngaranui Beach and world famous surf break Manu Bay. Situated just a few kms from Raglan township on New Zealands beautiful westcoast, we are 2 hours south of Auckland and 40 minutes west of Hamilton.

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.

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.
*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.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    Really nice spot! Don't miss out!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2019
    The vegan pizzas here are quite possibly the most amazing thing ever. We extended our stay just for the pizza. Views/stars are incredible and the whole property is very peaceful, would stay here again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2018
    absolutely incredible place with delicious food, amazing views and lovely staff!
    Estonia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jan 2020
    Excellent location with a short walk to Ngarunui beach and Wainui Reserve. Closest place to Soundscape! Way chill international staff, great shared kitchen. I was booked into a dorm and was upgraded to a single!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Oct 2018
    Stunning view when you sit on the deck at reception. Free WiFi in that area was a bonus. I was booked into a 5 dorm room and upgraded to. 3 dorm on arrival and had the carriage to myself. Bonus! Only down side was the cafe was closed as end of winter season. Definitely recommend them.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    26 Mar 2019
    Great quirky place, very relaxing with the novelty of sleeping in railway carriages. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are all clean and adequate. Close to the beach and possible to hire surfboards and book a massage. Would recommend.
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    25 Dec 2019
    Loved the location. Accommodation was basic but quite adequate.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2018
    Beautiful place but very far from raglan town. Expensive to pop into town
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Unfortunately our stay isn't what we had hoped!We did arrive late and the lady was lovely on the phone and assisted me with where our room would be and the key.Our carriage door was left open and as we entered everything felt cold and damp which led to a bad night sleep.Sadly we did not see or read before hand about the cafe being closed due to winter season and not lowering the cost for the season. Basically we had nothing to do or eat and paid alot. The next daythe lady seemed unwelcoming too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    13 Jun 2018
    Unfortunately I had a bad experience here back in June. I stayed for 1 night (midweek) and arrived late in the evening whereby keys were left at reception for me. I followed the directions to the dorm whereby next thing I felt like I was in an igloo. I was basically put up in a small container which had loads of holes and therefore drafts coming in. There was also no door lock. In fairness the woman at reception was very understanding and was appalled at the poor standard.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities