Located in the North Catlins, Surat Bay Lodge offers friendly private and dormitory rooms with free WiFi. Guests enjoy 2 fully equipped communal kitchens, 2 lounge/dining areas, a conservatory lounge and a garden overlooking the beach.

You can visit the nearby native New Zealand Sea Lions at Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay, while seals, penguins and abundant bird-life, also call this area home.

Attractions in the area include Jack's Blowhole, Nugget Point, Kaka Point, Curio Bay, Cathedral Caves, Porpoise Bay, Waterfalls and Waipapa Point. All are within a 30 minute-1 hour drive. The property is 3.1 mi from Owaka township and 19 mi from Balclutha.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 19, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • please could you clarify if the private room with double bed has it's own toilet/shower or is the bathroom shared? and if shared how far away? (thin...
    Thank you very much for your enquiry. All our double room and very close to toilet/bathroom. Sorry we do not have ensuites. All facilities are share...
    Answered on March 20, 2022
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    We apologise we do not have an event or activities held on the lodge since there a lots to see and do around the area.
    Answered on November 19, 2019
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Visiting the beach is anytime. The accommodation is on the water front.
    Answered on November 3, 2019
  • what would happen if we could not travel from covid restrictions would we get our money back
    We dont' accept any deposit. All guest must pay on check in.
    Answered on December 20, 2021
  • Hi there, It says your double room with sea view has shower and toilet. It is a private for shared bathroom and toilet?
    You have only a private room. All facilities are share by all guest.
    Answered on December 20, 2021
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Amenities of Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino

House rules Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Check-out

4:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of NZD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 57.63USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Payment is via cash or credit card.
Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that the office closes at 18:00.
If you expect to arrive after 18:00, please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that there is little mobile phone coverage in the area.

Please inform Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of NZD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 57.63USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel.

  • Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Horseback riding
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel is 3.1 miles from the center of Owaka.

  • The prices at Surat Bay Lodge by the Sea/Backpackers Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.