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“Surf, Chill and Art.”

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Bazil's Hostel & Surf School
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Reviewed 9 July 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, compare to North Island.

The staff is very friendly, the owners cool, and the artists skilled ! Everything there helps to remember it's holiday time ! It's cosy, the room are spacious, the leaving room full of DVD. The nights are quiet (friendly security guy will ask you to), but there is everything one block away for party time !
If you prefer sport activity, rent a bike and try the cost tracks or the old ghost road, a skate and go to the skate park, or ask for the gym next door.

The murals are awesome, it's like everyone give a piece of personality, and the result give you one of the best place to be in New Zealand !

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 June 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 up and standing within an hour.

Great central location. If you are in Westport, book Bazils.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 June 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 amazing opportunities to enjoy the beach and have a surf. Beautiful place that I cant wait to visit again.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
Thank Kathryn2384o4932
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Reviewed 3 June 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.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
Thank LindsayandSteve
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Reviewed 24 May 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.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Michael W
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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
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 10 Speciality Lodging in Westport
Price Range: ₹ 2,789 - ₹ 3,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bazil's Hostel & Surf School 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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