Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel
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Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

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Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

19 Surat Bay Road, New Haven, Owaka, New Zealand, 9585 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the New Haven part of Owaka, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Golf course [on-site]

Game room

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

9.1Exceptional

39 reviews

39 reviews

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9.3Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Jack's Blowhole
3.3 km
Dunedin International Airport
71.5 km
Invercargill Airport
107.1 km
Queenstown Airport
178.4 km
Manapouri Airport
191.3 km
Value for money8.9
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

Standard Double Bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed or 1 queen bed
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Superior Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Studio Apartment with Sea View
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  • Room size: 57 m²/614 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Two-Bedroom Suite with Two Bathrooms
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  • Room size: 57 m²/614 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Self Contain Apartment
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Apartment 3 beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel?

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to sweat it out.

    How many rooms does Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel have?

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel has a total of 7 rooms.

    At what time of the year is Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel most popular?

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel's most popular month where verified visitors have stayed the most is in November.

    What was the average room rate for Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel been in the past month?

    The average room rate for Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel in the past month is 116.31 NZD, compared to city's average of 134.1 NZD.

    In which languages can Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel's employees communicate?

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel can converse up to 2 languages which includes English for visitors that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what other languages this property supports.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel's Wi-Fi?

    80.0% of our past customer reviews have given a positive review and remarks about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel down in the review section.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel's wellness amenities?

    78.0% of our past guest testimonials have given a positive review and remarks about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel?

    Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel?

    Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.8. You can look into more specific customer testimonials and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel?

    Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more comprehensive customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the closest airport to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel?

    The closest airport to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is Invercargill Airport, 107.0 km away.

    More about Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    More about Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel: A Coastal Retreat in Owaka

    Welcome to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel, a charming 4-star hotel nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Owaka, New Zealand. With its prime location near the stunning Surat Bay and a range of comfortable accommodations, this lodge offers a delightful retreat for travelers seeking a tranquil escape. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a warm and friendly staff, ready to assist with any needs or inquiries. The check-in process begins at 2:00 PM, allowing ample time for guests to settle in and start their coastal adventure. The check-out time is set at 10:00 AM, ensuring a smooth departure and allowing the hotel to prepare for the arrival of new guests. Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel features a total of 7 well-appointed rooms, each designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Whether you choose a private room or opt for a shared dormitory, you can expect cozy furnishings, modern amenities, and a peaceful ambiance throughout. The lodge offers a range of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets, making it an ideal choice for solo travelers, couples, families, and backpackers alike. Families with children will find Surat Bay Lodge to be a welcoming haven. The hotel's child policy allows children between the ages of 0 to 12 to stay free of charge, providing a cost-effective solution for families looking to explore the wonders of Owaka. The lodge's friendly atmosphere and convenient location near Surat Bay make it an excellent choice for families seeking a memorable coastal getaway. Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers a unique blend of comfort, convenience, and coastal charm. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventurous escape, this lodge provides the perfect base to explore the natural beauty and attractions of Owaka. Book your stay today and experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking surroundings of Surat Bay Lodge.

    Unwind and Have Fun at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel's Entertainment Facilities

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers a range of entertainment facilities to ensure that guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay. Nestled in a picturesque garden, this charming hostel provides a tranquil setting where guests can relax and unwind. The garden is the perfect spot to soak up the sun, read a book, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings. For those looking to socialize and meet fellow travelers, Surat Bay Lodge features a spacious shared lounge area with a TV. This cozy space is ideal for gathering with friends, watching a movie, or catching up on your favorite shows. Whether you want to engage in lively conversations or simply kick back and enjoy some entertainment, the shared lounge area provides a welcoming atmosphere for guests to connect and have a great time.

    Unwind and Stay Active with Surat Bay Lodge's Sports Facilities

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is the perfect destination for sports enthusiasts looking to combine relaxation with physical activity. With a golf course conveniently located on-site, guests can tee off and enjoy a round of golf amidst the stunning natural surroundings. The lush green fairways and challenging holes offer a memorable golfing experience for both beginners and seasoned players alike. In addition to the golf course, Surat Bay Lodge is also situated just steps away from a pristine beach. Whether you're a fan of beach volleyball, soccer, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore, the beach provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Feel the sand between your toes as you engage in a friendly game of beach volleyball or build sandcastles with your loved ones. The beach is also the perfect spot for a morning jog or an evening walk, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking coastal views while staying active. At Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel, you can embrace the best of both worlds - unwind in the serene natural surroundings and stay active with the fantastic sports facilities available. Whether you're a golf enthusiast or a beach lover, this charming accommodation has something to offer for everyone seeking a memorable and invigorating getaway.

    Convenient Facilities at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel in Owaka, New Zealand offers a range of convenient facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. With Wi-Fi available in public areas and free Wi-Fi in all rooms, guests can easily stay connected and browse the internet at their convenience. Whether you need to catch up on work emails or simply want to stay connected with friends and family, the reliable Wi-Fi service provided by the hostel will meet your needs. In addition to the excellent Wi-Fi service, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel also offers luggage storage facilities. This is especially convenient for guests who arrive early or have a late departure, as they can securely store their luggage and explore the area without any hassle. The hostel's friendly and helpful staff will gladly assist with any luggage storage requests, ensuring a stress-free experience. Furthermore, the hostel provides daily housekeeping services to ensure that the rooms are kept clean and tidy throughout your stay. With daily housekeeping, guests can relax and enjoy their time at the hostel without worrying about the cleanliness of their accommodations. The dedicated housekeeping staff will ensure that your room is refreshed and maintained to the highest standards, allowing you to fully unwind and make the most of your stay at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel.

    Convenient and Complimentary Car Parking at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    At Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel, we understand the importance of hassle-free transportation during your stay. That's why we offer convenient and complimentary car parking facilities for our guests. With our onsite car park, you can rest assured knowing that your vehicle is safe and secure throughout your visit. Best of all, our car park is free of charge, allowing you to save your money for more exciting adventures in Owaka and its surrounding areas.





    Delicious Dining at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers an array of dining facilities that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you're a grill master or prefer to cook your own meals, the BBQ facilities and shared kitchen are perfect for preparing delicious dishes. The BBQ facilities provide a fantastic opportunity to gather with fellow travelers and enjoy a mouthwatering outdoor feast. With the shared kitchen, you have the freedom to whip up your favorite meals using fresh, local ingredients. To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel also offers daily housekeeping. This means that you can focus on indulging in the delectable dining options without worrying about the cleanup. The friendly and attentive staff will take care of tidying up, allowing you to relax and savor your culinary creations. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for a convenient place to dine, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel has everything you need for a memorable dining experience.

    Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers a range of comfortable and affordable rooms to suit every traveler's needs. From cozy Standard Double Bed rooms with a choice of 1 Queen Bed or 1 King Bed to spacious Two-Bedroom Suites with Two Bathrooms, there is something for everyone at this charming hostel. Booking your stay at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel on Agoda ensures that you get the best prices available. With Agoda's price guarantee, you can rest assured that you are getting the most competitive rates for your chosen room type. Additionally, Agoda provides an easy and hassle-free booking experience, allowing you to secure your accommodation in just a few clicks. So why wait? Book your stay at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel on Agoda today and enjoy a comfortable and affordable stay in Owaka, New Zealand.

    Discover the Serenity of New Haven in Owaka, New Zealand

    Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Owaka, New Haven is a hidden gem that offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, this charming seaside village is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Surat Bay, just a stone's throw away from New Haven. This pristine beach is renowned for its stunning sand dunes, crystal-clear waters, and abundant wildlife. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, breathe in the fresh sea air, and let the gentle sound of the waves wash away your worries. For those seeking a bit of excitement, embark on an unforgettable wildlife encounter at Nugget Point. This iconic landmark is home to a colony of fur seals, sea lions, and a variety of seabirds. Marvel at the rugged cliffs, towering lighthouse, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Whether you're a keen photographer or simply a nature enthusiast, this is a must-visit spot that will leave you in awe. After a day of exploration, retreat to the comfort of New Haven and relax in its cozy and inviting atmosphere. With its warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations, and stunning views of the surrounding nature, this is the perfect base for your adventures in Owaka. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an action-packed getaway, New Haven has something to offer every traveler.

    Traveling to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel: A Scenic Journey to New Haven, Owaka

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is nestled in the picturesque coastal town of New Haven, Owaka, New Zealand. To reach this idyllic destination, travelers have several options from the nearest airports. For those flying into Dunedin International Airport, the most convenient way to reach Surat Bay Lodge is by renting a car. The drive from the airport to Owaka takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, offering breathtaking views of the New Zealand countryside along the way. Travelers can follow State Highway 1 until Balclutha, then take the scenic Southern Scenic Route (State Highway 92) towards Owaka. Upon arrival in Owaka, Surat Bay Lodge is easily accessible and located just a short drive away. Alternatively, for those who prefer public transportation, there is a bus service available from Dunedin to Owaka. The bus journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, allowing travelers to sit back and enjoy the scenic route. Once in Owaka, Surat Bay Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance from the bus stop, making it a hassle-free option for travelers without a car. Whichever mode of transportation you choose, your journey to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel promises to be a memorable one. With its stunning coastal location and comfortable accommodations, this charming hostel is the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of the Catlins region. So pack your bags, embrace the scenic route, and get ready for an unforgettable stay at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel in New Haven, Owaka, New Zealand.

    Discover the Natural Wonders near Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is perfectly situated amidst the stunning natural beauty of Owaka, New Zealand. Just a short distance away, you will find two incredible landmarks that are sure to leave you in awe. One of these landmarks is Cannibal Bay Beach, a pristine stretch of coastline renowned for its rugged beauty and abundant wildlife. As you stroll along the golden sands, you may spot New Zealand fur seals basking in the sun or sea lions frolicking in the waves. With its dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear waters, Cannibal Bay Beach offers a truly picturesque setting for beachcombing, sunbathing, or simply enjoying a peaceful moment surrounded by nature. Another must-visit attraction near Surat Bay Lodge is Jack's Blowhole, a natural wonder that will leave you mesmerized. This impressive blowhole is formed by the force of the ocean waves crashing into a subterranean cavern, creating a powerful spray of water that shoots up into the air. Standing at the edge of Jack's Blowhole, you can feel the raw power of nature as you witness this spectacular display. It's a sight that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the forces that shape our planet. Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers the perfect base for exploring these remarkable landmarks and attractions. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Owaka and create memories that will last a lifetime.













    Affordable Accommodation at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

    Discover affordable accommodation at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel in Owaka, New Zealand. With an average room price of just $74, this charming hostel offers exceptional value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Owaka, which stands at $81, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel provides budget-friendly accommodation without compromising on comfort or quality. Nestled in the heart of Owaka, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers a range of room options to suit every traveler's needs and budget. Whether you're a solo adventurer or traveling with friends, this hostel provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere at an unbeatable price. With its affordable rates, Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers looking to explore the stunning beauty of Owaka without breaking the bank.

    Friendly Staff, Clean Accommodation, and Stunning Location

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel has received rave reviews from its guests, with many highlighting the friendly and helpful staff. The kitchen is consistently praised for its spotless cleanliness, and the showers are described as lovely. The accommodation itself is known for being clean and comfortable, ensuring a pleasant stay for all guests. However, it is the location that truly sets this hostel apart. Situated in the stunning North end of The Catlins, right on the beach, guests have the opportunity to explore the magnificent surroundings. Jack and Ester, the hosts, are highly regarded and add to the overall positive experience. With its quiet and peaceful atmosphere, this hostel provides a cosy and relaxing stay. Don't miss out on the chance to visit this wonderful place!

    A Seaside Haven with Exceptional Customer Ratings

    Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is a hidden gem in Owaka, New Zealand, boasting exceptional customer ratings across the board. With an impressive overall rating of 9.2, it is clear that this charming lodge has left a lasting impression on its guests. From the moment you step foot in this coastal haven, you will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff whose impeccable performance has earned them a remarkable rating of 9.6. One of the standout features of Surat Bay Lodge is its unbeatable location. Situated just a stone's throw away from the mesmerizing coastline, guests can revel in the breathtaking views and soothing sounds of the sea. With a rating of 9.3 for location, it is evident that visitors are captivated by the lodge's proximity to nature's wonders. Whether you are a nature enthusiast looking to explore the nearby wildlife reserve or simply seeking a tranquil retreat by the beach, Surat Bay Lodge is the perfect choice. In addition to its idyllic setting, this backpackers hostel offers a range of facilities that cater to the needs of every traveler. With a rating of 8.7 for facilities, guests can expect a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The lodge provides well-equipped communal areas, including a cozy lounge with a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious dining area. These facilities create a welcoming atmosphere where guests can socialize, relax, and share stories with fellow travelers from around the world. Moreover, the cleanliness of the lodge is highly praised, with a rating of 9.4. The dedicated housekeeping team ensures that every nook and cranny is spotless, allowing guests to fully unwind and feel at home.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    1 mention

    View

    1 mention

    Housekeeping

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Filipino
    Outdoor
    • Bicycles
    Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Fishing
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Outdoor recreational features
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Xerox/fax in business center
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Land sports
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Access
    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Smoke alarms
    • Soundproof rooms
    Getting around
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Carpeting
    • Electric blanket
    • Free bottled water
    • Heating
    • Mirror
    • Smoke detector
    • Towels
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Location

    19 Surat Bay Road, New Haven, Owaka, New Zealand, 9585
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.3

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    The property
    • Number of rooms 7
    • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity Name1744767, 17448049

    Reviews of Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel from real guests

    9.1
    Exceptional
    Service9.6
    Cleanliness9.4
    Location9.3
    Value for money8.9
    Facilities8.7
    High score for Owaka
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (15)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (3)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Simple, clean & quiet”

    The beauty of this place is its location to Surat Bay, sea lions, and a mile of sandy, white beach. We booked one night and stayed three. It’s very peaceful and conducive for a long walk on the beach, reading, and taking a nap. Sometimes you’re tired of holiday traveling from pillar to post and just want to chill. This is a good place for that. Though the old house is a little tired, the rooms and communal baths & kitchen are spotless and well working. The staff is friendly and helpful. It’s not a fancy lodge, but It’s a great spot and value for stunning views of the bay.

    Reviewed February 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Bed
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2020

    A Great Little Getaway Place. But....”

    Surat Bay lodge is a great little shared house and would suit couples, sole travellers and small groups. The facilities are rustic but absolutely fine and in good working order. As a base to explore the area and the magnificent beach, it's great. My only 'But...' and it may be occasion specific is that we had to leave before our last day as a group of 12 - half of children under 8 - were running wild until midnight and then from 7am. In this type of setting guests have to be considerate to each other. This does not include making loud phone calls at 1am. My only advice is, if you can, check if there are large groups booked in before you book. If there aren't then you'll have a great stay.

    Reviewed October 05, 2020
    8.0
    Excellent
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Lovely staff”

    The lovely staff at this hostel makes it a pleasant place to stay and the location is fantastic. Surat bay is home to sea lions and it was amazing to see them on the beach. However this is a backpacker hostel which means it is a bit basic and compared to some of the BandB accommodation we have been staying in it was really e pensive so I’m afraid I can’t give it a high score for value for money.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Helen from New Zealand
    Couple
    Standard Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2020

    Sea lions from bedroom window”

    We booked a double room and had the most incredible views, could see sea lions out our bedroom window. The walk around to cannibal Bay is a must to see sea lions and seals. Older facilities as shown in photos but absolutely spotless. Small ton less than 10min drive away with pub, 4 Square, food shops and the most incredible souvenir shop/mens shed. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed November 08, 2020
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jenny from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2020

    Family style backpacker ”

    It’s out of our expectation when reach the lodge. Surprised by the surroundings, free range chickens and the best sea view room we got! More on family style backpacker.

    Reviewed July 25, 2020
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