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Bazil's Hostel

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54 / 56 Russell St, Westport, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Blimmin' fabulous hostel - all the walls are covered in artistic delights and the rooms are plenty spacious. Homely kitchens with real pans and spoons n' that. Cooking doesn't feel like the usual battle royale-esque brawl you find in most hostels - theres plenty of forks for all! Theres a TV room with a fire should you need it -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed only one night at this hostel and I was delighted with the stay. It was very quirky which was awesome with lots of paintings on the walls. The staff were all great and it was all very clean. I recommend hiring a surfboard from these guys and surfing early in the morning. I had a lot of fun... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a few nights and loved every minute. So had to write a review. All of the staff were really friendly. My room was clean with a nice view of the garden out the window and the facilities were great. Took a suf lesson in the morning which was great fun even tho I had no idea what... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and well-kept dorm rooms, amenities incl tv room, lounges, deck space, porch, back yard, and a friendly reception to help find activities in town. Great kitchen space that is clean and very cool!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels on the south island! The crew is very cool and helpful (you also have the opportunity to go surfing with them), giving you a good time there. It's a relaxed atmosphere where it's easy to get to know other people. We were upgraded from a dorm to a private room with a queen sized bed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was booked for 4 people. We paid in advance and received confirmation for 4 people. We got there and they said they only had room for 3 of us because the Kiwi Experience was guaranteed beds and they were more important than us. I agreed to sleep on the floor since I was traveling with 3 others who were... More 

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bazils, Manager at Bazil's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Very Sorry you were not happy with your Stay at Bazil's Hostel. I just wanted to set things straight with your comments as I definitely never said "Kiwi Experience was more important than you" I treat all our guests with equal respect and serve all as best I can...What happened was the Booking Site you used made a... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night in a private room as part of the Kiwi Experience. Our room was a good size although it had a strange smell to it, which our friends in other rooms had recognised in their rooms as well. The BBQ area was big enough for our entire bus, and the free wifi was a definite... More 

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24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My overall experience in this place was great. The owner (forgot his name) is always keen to help and have very good suggestions on what to do and where to go. The hostel is cozy and well maintained, I particularly liked the lounge and the kitchen. Me and my girlfriend stayed in one of the 4 bed dorm which is... More 

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Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spend 4 awesome month at Bazils Hostel and surf school anf it was totally worth it!! its a home far from home and that not only because of the relaxing atmosphere and the people but also because of the hostel owner, two absolutely crazy, funny and lovely guys. The surf is awesome with 3 different spots close to Westport.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed here 5 nights and although the weather was less then ideal we still all had an enjoyable time. We booked the 5 nights get a free surf lesson package at the front office upon arrival. Book direct here if you can. Ray was super awesome and had a good sense of humor. Very laid back atmosphere, clean showers... More 

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bazils, Owner at Bazil's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, im glad you enjoyed your time and Free Surf lesson with Bazils, and thanks for the review. I have put extra hooks in 11 A now that it has been brought to my attention. We love feedback and are always try to improve things, next time you have feedback try just walking into the office and I'm sure most... More 

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