I have been travelling for 9 months now and am halfway through one month in NZ. This really is one of the better places I've stayed. A very relaxed atmosphere but completely on the ball and very helpful. The dorm rooms are not cramped, there is enough floor space available for kit even when full. One of the first hostels in NZ that I have found provide extension leads when there is only one power socket in the room. That might not sound like much but it really helps when you're only staying one night and 6 people want to charge cameras/phones/laptops.
I initially only booked in for one night but was so pleased I stayed for another.
Shower and toilet facilites are clean and there are a sufficient number, I never had any issues getting hot water but I'm told one set of showers run out if there's a mad rush, the other block don't so it's not really an issue. There are two kitchens, both very well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery etc.
I didn't do any activities while I was here (unless the 4-legged bar crawl counts!) but there is a lot to do in this sleepy little town if you ask.
5 minute walk to the supermarket and one block off the main street. Opposite a lovely park too.
Cosy lounge room with TV, board games and books. It even has a real fire which must be lovely in winter.
The place has real charm and the staff are so nice that my only regret is I can't stay any longer.
- 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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