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Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've travelled all over the world and this is without a doubt one of the coolest hostels I've ever stayed in. Came here on kiwi experience back in October, was sad to have only stayed one night. Friendly staff and a great little courtyard to chill out in hammocks with a book from the book exchange, clean homely kitchen with...

Thank Kristy T
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent a night at Bazils after getting off the Heaphy track. Really nice guys running the place and an awesome hostel to relax and recover. I've spent time in a lot of hostels and this one was certainly one of the best. Thanks for the stay!

Thank Ryan F
Paris, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I originally checked into this hostel for 2 nights. AND I LOVED IT so much that I booked 1 extra night ! First, I could easily park my car on the carpark right behind the hostel for free. I met Ray & Steve at the reception, they are beyond friendly, super funny, always smiling, they always have tips to give...

Thank Coralie S
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are nice and clean, kitchen is great. Staff is unfriendly and unhelpful and the "free" wifi does not work at all. You can connect to it, but there is no connection to the internet. Also be careful wirh the oven. It burns a pizza to coal in 8 minutes.

Thank Amalkovich
bazils, Owner at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review

Hi mate, Our WiFi is fast free and unlimited, everyone says its awesome, maybe you should check your phone. I personally people are on them to much these days and its not good for you, so you should learn to talk to people anyway, maybe play some cards. Its also not our fault you cant cook mate, Sorry your mummy...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there for 1 night, paid $34 for bed in tiniest gloomiest room ever( it was 4bed dorm in the shed basically).Beds were so close to each other it was difficult to move around. Small kitchen and not enough shower/toilet facilities since it's a drop off point for 50-100 people from "kiwi experience"bus every day.

Thank Ollut S
bazils, Owner at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review

Hi mate, we are always happy to please so if you were not happy with you room we could have moved you if you had asked, we also have 4 shower blocks and loads of toilets scattered around the hostel, as well as 3 kitchens. Next time just ask and ye shall receive. Or if your just one of those...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Basils prior to riding the Ghost Road and after riding the trail. Basils provided a shuttle to and from the trail which was exellent. The room we stayed in, and all facilities, were clean and well appointed. Our whole experience at Basils was excellent and I would highly recommend it as a place to stay in Westport

Thank Jack B
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very busy sprawling funky hostel, with lots of interesting artwork decorating the walls. Our group stayed 2 nights before and after mt biking the old ghost road. We had private rooms, doubles and twins with shared bathrooms. The rooms and shuttle service for old ghost road are great value for money. Towels are provided and the bathrooms clean and...

Thank Huffy23
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable and well run. Our own mistake for not realising that we had booked a room that was not ensuite, so we had to share the hostel facilities. The kitchen, bathroom area and TV room were very pleasant. Lots of viby happy youngsters. Plenty of parking avaiable.

Thank Barbaravaardt
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on honeymoon and i guess why it doesn't get 5 stars for me is that the walls are paper thin (or were in our room-12) so we could hear everything going on outside our room, regardless of volume. Other than that the atmosphere is nice, the place is beautifully painted and the surf lesson was great! We...

Thank Emma A
United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Generally had no issues with our stay here. Stayed as part of the Kiwi Experience tour for one night. This hostel is situated in town, a five minute walk away from the local supermarket and a few minutes from the local restaurants. It's certainly got character - lots of artwork and the staff were quirky too. They even have a...

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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: ₹ 1,563 - ₹ 4,820 (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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