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Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome chilled place to stay with comfortable beds and a great kitchen. There's a stove heater in the living room too.. Brilliant in winter. There's also decent free WiFi which I haven't come across anywhere so far in hostels across Oz and NZ..and the owners are sound too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place, stayed two nights. The staff were friendly helpful awesome. Place is kept clean and tidy would stay again in a heartbeat. The bed was very comfy, really couldn't ask for more Very well located to the centre of town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We found this hostel to be very average in comparison with other hostels we've stayed at in New Zealand. For the same price elsewhere we got a more modern, comfortable double room with an ensuite. There doesn't seem to be enough showers or bathroom facilities when it's busy. It didn't feel very clean either and our bed was very creaky... More 

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Stephen L, Manager at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review of our Hostel...Sorry our Ensuite room was not modern enough for you we are constantly upgrading our facilities and will do our best ;)...the room has only one shower which is private for you so sorry your own private bathroom was too busy for you...The rest of the hostel has shared facilities with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have been in this hostel in February and June, for few weeks, and each time was awesome. You can surf whatever the season, the sea is not so cold, and the wet-suit good quality. I learn so much about surf with Steve, Tom and Pana (instructors). The spots around Westport are very good, and not busy ! It's good,... More 

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Thank Yo C
Central Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I've stayed here many times, both for work and privately. Every time, I have been nothing but impressed. The rooms are large and represent great value for money. The facilities are excellent, and the level of service is class leading. I've also used the surf school - and its great - despite having never surfed in my life, I was... More 

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Thank daniamiam
Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This was the coolest hostel I have ever been to! It was filled with beautiful artwork from people who have stayed over the years and had the loveliest cozy feeling as it is a remodelled villas. You feel welcome and at home which can be a relief after a lot of traveling. The staff is super friendly and there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The murals are a nice welcome, and the rest of the place is nicely appointed too. The kitchen, rooms and bathrooms are nice and clean. The best feature here is the courtyard with hammocks and greenery, super nice place to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing hostel! Good vibe and great rooms. This ones a no brainer! Location also good in the town, very easy check in process! And the best thing of all is FREE WIFI. Guys who run the place are funny and friendly also, they also have brilliant deals for surfing etc.

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Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Veery relaxed kick back hostel with nice outdoor area, hammocks and cool wooden kitchen. This is the kind of hostel you can't miss ! They offer surfing lessons which are really expensive unfortunately. The place itself is awesome tho right next to a gym and skate park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The two guys Ray and Steve are true NZ legends and made this stop at Westport one that we wanted to stay at longer. The Hostel is in a great location and has mountain bikes to buzz around on either of the many tracks around Westport, around town or to the beach etc Ray and Steve run a surf school... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

Address: 54 / 56 Russell St, Westport, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $55 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bazil's Hostel & Surf School 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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