Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel

3.0 star property
Beachfront hostel in New Haven

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Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel

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On the beach
Front of property
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Interior detail
Self Contain Apartment | Bathroom

Overview of Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
19 Surat Bay Road, New Haven, South Otago, 9585
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
  • Locker space
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Stovetop
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Family Room, Sea View

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bunk Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, Sea View

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room, Sea View

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Self Contain Apartment

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 3 Single Beds

About this area


  • The Lumberjack - 9 min drive
  • Catlins Cafe - 9 min drive
  • The Bake House - 10 min drive
  • Lumber Jack Cafe & Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Tahatika Coffee Traders - 9 min drive

About this property

Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel

Enjoy your visit to New Haven with a stay at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails.


English, Filipino

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Reception hours are 9:30 AM - 6 PM in winter, 9:30 AM to 7 PM in summer.
  • Towels for the Shared Dormitory are available for a surcharge.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Lockers available


  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel New Haven

Frequently asked questions

Does Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.



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10/10 Exceptional

Xiangrong, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice comfortable bed,room had amazing view of beach .lodge was very clean & tidy . Host very friendly .
View from room
ross, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Great site and lovely charming people, a great place to stay.
Inside our room
Russell, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice low-key beachfront place, good value
We had a pleasant three-day stay in November, with only about half the rooms occupied. The place is right on the water, with some wonderful outdoor seating to watch the tide come in and out. Day one a juvenile sea lion snoozed 30 meters from the picnic table! The place is a little worn, but comfortable and completely fair for the price. Water pressure good, wifi fine, communal kitchen has most things but a little small if the place is busy. (there are two stoves and two sinks though) Owners were wonderful, and very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We saw a yellow eyed penguin thanks to their tip! There is a nice beach walk right off the property. We saw several sea lions every time we walked to the next cliff, about 40 minutes away. (Just past the Triplets) Town is a short drive, and has a great Four Square.
Pedro, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and homely hospitality right on the beach
We enjoyed another lovely stay at Surat Bay Lodge with Esther & Jack, who warmly welcomed us and our children back. Our boys loved helping to feed the chickens again, trying their hands at fishing and eating some of what Dad had caught fresh off the on-site BBQ. And I got to see a big sea lion bull waddle all the way up the beach on one of my walks. Feels like a return to our own beach bach.
Zara, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nice location on beach front and really friendly host. The property is an older building and shared facilities were OK.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Beach-side hospitality
We had a lovely stay at Surat Lodge with our boys. The owners, Esther & Jack, were very welcoming and we loved sampling the delicious eggs from their very happy on-site chooks! The location literally could not have been closer to the beach and the view from our room was great. You could actually see sea lions from the window at times! The kitchen was well resourced and clean with a big dining table to eat at and there were free hot drinks, plus a caravan on-site for real coffee. The boys enjoyed being able to chill out at the end of the day and watch DVDs from reception in the comfortable shared lounge. We had mixed weather during our stay, but found plenty to keep us occupied and loved seeing the changing light and tides from the Lodge.
Zara, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly, clean, stunning location. Amazing value for money
Antemo, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, meh accommodation
The location is absolutely gorgeous with sea lions almost literally in your backyard. However, the walls were super thin with being RIGHT outside the kitchen and having neighbors who weren’t exactly sleeping. Pricey For what it was but they were out of dorm beds in the entire catlins for the night I booked
1-night trip
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