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“My favorite hostel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bazil's Hostel
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   54 / 56 Russell St, Westport, New Zealand   |  
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“My favorite hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is that kind of place where you just end up by coincidence on your way to somewhere else but as you're there you find that the place is well worth visiting.

Staff treat you like friends and will make sure you have an awesome time there. They even take you out on activities themselves! All around the hostel there's couches, hammocks, big cosy armchairs and benches where you can sit and do not much at all if that suits you better. LOTS of movies, games, sports and space to have fun. I felt at home right away and stayed there way longer than planned. I'm definitely going back there, that's how good it is.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

After a month travelling around New Zealand this was the perfect place to chill out and relax. Although Westport doesn't have as much full on action and adventure as Queenstown it makes up for this by being really laid back. I loved the homely, friendly atmosphere of Bazil's so much, I extended my stay to a week to recharge my batteries in front of the fireplace. The outdoor baths and free use of bikes are great extras. I hope I can return sometime in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I have been to stay at this place and can honestly say its not just the best place to stay in Westport but one of the best places to stay in NZ. Friendly, small, intimate and just a great place to "hang out" for a few days (or weeks, this place sucks you in!!!) whilst travelling down the West Coast of New Zealand. The guys that run the place are epic and the place just feels like "home" especially when I woke in the morning to find the cat asleep on the end of the bed (too cute) Put this down as a must stay place during your stay in NZ

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorient, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I spent 1 month in this hostel and it was so crazy ! People was so nice, they love to laugh, they have humor and they are very welcoming. Premises (rooms, kitchen and showers) are clean ... You have 2 kitchen and a great living room with a fireplace ... you feel at home, the setting is ideal for staying a few days!
I had a great time with them !
I miss you

See you a next time

Cathy (frenchie)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, new zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

There's nothing wrong with Bazil's, it's friendly, clean enough and it's in Westport. If that's what you want, that's what you'll get. The showers and toilets are mixed though, and there are a few older types looking for mine work which might creep out a single person. The free internet is only for 30 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bazils, Manager at Bazil's Hostel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thanks very much for taking the time to review our Hostel. We appreciate your feedback and try our best to improve every day. Yes we do have mixted showers but we also have private ensuite rooms which may have suited you better.
We welcome people of all ages from all around our planet and the "few older types" you refer to are lovely intelligent humans. If you had taken the time to talk to them you would certainly not have been "creeped out".
Thanks again for your feedback please come again.
Bazils Crew=]
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Where to start?? We had an easy check in and felt relaxed and at home right away. The room was warm and cosy, the beds were the most comfortable we had stayed in from starting our whole trip. Ray was always happy to help and take the time out to have a chat with you. We were offered an amazing dinner option and bacon egg sandwich for breakfast (it was delicious!!). You can guarantee to see me again in the near future guys! Thank you so much :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I got to experience Ray from Bazil's hospitality when I went there and i gota say it rocks. Great location and he was super helpful. I'll definately go back next time i'm in Westport. Legend! paul, northland nz

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bazil's Hostel

Address: 54 / 56 Russell St, Westport, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bazil's Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bazils on West Coast of the South Island. West Coast NZ - Top 10 Regions in the world to visit for 2014 as rated by Lonely Planet Stay awhile and find out why. We offer a variety of facilities & accommodation to suit everyone. Standard dorm rooms, fully self-contained rooms, twins, doubles & family rooms, powered sites, tent sites. Shared facilities; bathrooms, 2 TV rooms, 2 lounges with lots of Movies, Herb garden, Hammocks, Free sports equipment, bikes, Surfboards for hire, FREE Wifi, Laundry, large outdoor covered BBQ area which is also suitable to store motorbikes and bicycles and lots of quiet garden areas to sit and relax with a nice book. Come take a look - you'll love it. Come try our NEW BUSH BATH, complete with bubbles for winter. :-) STAY, PLAY & SURF WITH US: Stay with us for 5 nights & Receive a FREE SURF LESSON with Board silly at Bazils Hostel Surfing NZ Accredited Surf School, board & wetsuit included. Discounted board & wet suit hire any day you want to practice, Free transport to the beaches. We also have some great Mountain bikes and can arrange drop off & pick up to some great Mountain bike tracks. FREE WiFi ... more   less 
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