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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 23 April 2015

My overall experience in this place was great. The owner (forgot his name) is always keen to help and have very good suggestions on what to do and where to go. The hostel is cozy and well maintained, I particularly liked the lounge and the kitchen. Me and my girlfriend stayed in one of the 4 bed dorm which is...

Thank dilemmachine
Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I spend 4 awesome month at Bazils Hostel and surf school anf it was totally worth it!! its a home far from home and that not only because of the relaxing atmosphere and the people but also because of the hostel owner, two absolutely crazy, funny and lovely guys. The surf is awesome with 3 different spots close to Westport....

Thank Robin D
New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We stayed here 5 nights and although the weather was less then ideal we still all had an enjoyable time. We booked the 5 nights get a free surf lesson package at the front office upon arrival. Book direct here if you can. Ray was super awesome and had a good sense of humor. Very laid back atmosphere, clean showers...

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

Hi, im glad you enjoyed your time and Free Surf lesson with Bazils, and thanks for the review. I have put extra hooks in 11 A now that it has been brought to my attention. We love feedback and are always try to improve things, next time you have feedback try just walking into the office and I'm sure most...

Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing hostel with a great relaxed vibe to it. Cool dorm rooms and even family rooms with own kitchen. You can also rent surf boards there and they might give you a ride to the sea if they are going out with you.

1Thank Philip L
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

This backpackers hostel is fantastic - very calm and friendly atmosphere with a great hippy/surfy vibe. Very clean, good amenities, comfy beds, and the kitchen was kept clean and tidy throughout the day. It has a lovely homely style kitchen area, hammocks, and cosy TV/lounge room with a real fire place (which was lit on rainy days!). The staff were...

Thank Jadie8888
Reviewed 3 April 2015

If you are looking for relaxed atmosphere, very friendly service, great background music, accurate information regarding Westport's many attractions and activities, basic accommodation that is comfortable and clean, Bazil's is the place to stay while in Westport NZ. Loved it! Recommended it! and will defo be back! Cheers Ray! (Andy and Rita)

Thank Rita S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We were not impressed with our experience after reading the reviews here. Although it is a decent hostel with nice facilities, it was also quite noisy and crowded. Would have expected slightly more for such fame, but not a bad choice in the end.

Thank Fulco V
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2015

I definitely recommend to stay at Bazils. Its fun, great atmosphere, I really love the vibe and the decoration is cool. Easy to meet people. + one of the best place to learn how to surf. Staff is really nice, a big thank to Steve!

1Thank Camille B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Sun, sea, great scene for camping, friendly people from there and elsewhere, free WiFi , and able to hire what you need or get food and supplies neat by. Good taste of kiwiz hospitality on offer. Owners are very artistic inside and out with the environment.

1Thank Palo49
Reviewed 21 March 2015

By far one of the best hostels I stayed in whilst travelling around New Zealand. Perfect if you want to give stand up paddle boarding or surfing a try, or if you just want to relax. Kitchen is good and overall the place was very clean. Everyone who works there is very relaxed and happy to chat.

1Thank Fiona W

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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: $59 - $77 (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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“go paddle boarding and surfing or just try one”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms would be great :)”
 of 5 bubbles 808trudie, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 6 beds are super spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles Vicki-annaB, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the private rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Barbary_Skipper, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a nice double room, Great comfy bed heaps of space”
 of 5 bubbles GaryW790, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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