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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The guest can cancel free of charge until 2 day before arrival.

The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel within 1 day before arrival or NO SHOW.

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


Surat Bay Lodge - The Catlins

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Seaside accommodation at Surat Bay-Newhaven, North Catlins. Stay a while and enjoy all of the secrets of the Catlins, its splendid wild coastline, deserted beaches, native sea lions live at our doorstep; fur seals, penguins and lots of native birdlife.

Explore its unusual geological formations including Cathedral Caves, Jacks Blowhole and the Petrified Forest at Curio Bay. We offer New Zealand biggest selection of wildlife: Yellow-eyed penguins, Hector Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Sealions.

Sometimes during the summer you may see Sea Elephants and Leopard Seals. Every corner has something for you to enjoy.

To see it all needs good planning as many sights require a low tide and wildlife have their own timetable. Take the time to rest in our peaceful surroundings.

We aim to make your stay an experience you will not forget as we have done to hundreds before you. Most of our guests find us by a recommendation from friends and fellow travelers.

All guests must have contact details and must-have vaccine pass provided prior to their arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2021
    Brilliant location right next to the beach. Excellent friendly staff and tasty coffee truck on site.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2020
    I was the only one there but nice location and owners. Good jumping off point for the Catlins.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    We had a lovely night at the Surat Bay lodge. Room was clean and the staff were really friendly. You can take a beautiful walk along Cannibal Bay to watch the seals and sea lions which is lovely. Would stay again.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2020
    We absolutely loved our stay. We would love to come back!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Stayed in the dorms, really nice place with great facilities. No cell service, but not a problem if you’re out there to escape for a couple of days.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jan 2022
    Great location. Great friendly staff. Really enjoyed the ambience, like the recycling and composting practices.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    25 Jul 2020
    Really lovely stay in Surat Bay. The location is beautiful and a short walk down to the beach where you can see sea lions! The rooms were always super clean and very cozy and warm at winter. The owners, Jack and Ester, were so friendly with plenty of stories to tell and gave great advice for all your sightseeing around the Catlins and beyond. And an extra special shout out to Jack especially who helped change a flat tyre on my car!! :) would definitely recommend and can’t wait to stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Dec 2020
    Amazing little location next to the sea, highly recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Stayed for 1 night and really enjoyed it! Nice location and cosy atmosphere.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Feb 2020
    Esta was very friendly and helpful.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's