Surf Hostel Karma

China: Hainan

Dare to stray from the well-trodden surfers' path at this fisherman village hostel in China with private or shared rooms and a choice of packages available.

"Surf hostel is situated right beside the South China Sea"

There's probably not a surfer alive who hasn't watched Endless Summer and wished they could have been around somewhere before the surfing hordes arrived. Well, if you are now nodding your head vigorously we may be about to grant your surf wishes – how about Surf Hostel Karma at Haitang, Sanya, China?

The hostel is situated in a fishing village and, as you might expect with a fishing village, you're right beside the sea – the South China Sea to be more exact. Not only do you get to ride waves somewhere which has yet to feature on the well-trodden surfers' map you also get to be located in a quiet cove surrounded by mountains, fine sand beaches and clear turquoise waters with the rainforest close by. If you still haven't run off to pack your board bags at this point we're not quite sure what you’re waiting for – especially once we tell you this little gem is also good value for money.

"Ideal for adventurous solo surf travellers"

Your accommodation at Surf Hostel Karma takes the form of shared dorms, private single or double rooms, with or without bathrooms, which makes it ideal for adventurous solo travellers but also a good choice for couples and groups. The hostel also provides kitchen facilities for those looking to keep the costs to a minimum and look after themselves.

Far from the mainstream surfing crowds you may be but the modern convenience of WiFi is still there for your use and you can finish your days at the hostel's roof bar enjoying the sea-breeze together with a well-earned drink.

"Waves at the beach offer consistent and powerful peaks"

Your days will be spent riding whichever peaks you choose from the beach's range of consistent and powerful sand-bottomed lefts and rights. For those looking to go mellow there is a fun left-hand point option, which works on bigger days, in front of Nanuna Surf Club which is perfect for longboard riders.

The Surf Hostel Karma offers several packages, with both surf and SUP hire possible, which range from self-catering independence and simplicity right through to full board options so you will have very little to worry about except which peak you ride.

A surfing destination yet to arrive on the mainstream surfing maps, warm water, tropically exotic location and beautiful scenery – you might want to get in quick though if you’re dreaming of your own Endless Summer surf odyssey. The waves of J Bay, Raglan, Malibu and Noosa Heads were also once going mostly get the idea!

6 reasons to choose Surf Hostel Karma:

  1. Surf destination off the beaten track!
  2. Situated next to a quiet cove.
  3. Shared and private room options.
  4. Surf and SUP hire possible!
  5. Range of packages from self-catering to full board.
  6. Good value for money.
  • East Asia
  • China
  • Hainan
  • None
  • Surf Camps
Suited For
  • Couple
  • Solo Traveler
  • Groups
  • Party
  • Beginner
  • Longboarders
  • $$ - Medium
  • $ - Budget
Meal Plans
  • Bed & Breakfast
Room Type
  • Single Bed Room
  • Double Bed Room
  • Twin Bed Room
  • Triple Bed Room
  • Dorm
Amenities & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Communal TV
  • DVD
  • Snorkeling
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
Surf Package
Surf Services Offered
  • Coaching
  • Equipment Rental
  • Airport Transfers
Ability Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Surf Conditions
Wetsuit recommended
  • Boardshorts
Air Temperature
  • Tropical
Dominant Break Type
  • Beach break
  • Point break
Crowd Factor
  • Low
Explorer Level
  • Low
  • Medium