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“Fantastic place to stay with extremely friendly and helpful owners”

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Bazil's Hostel & Surf School
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic place to stay with extremely friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Bazils was one of the best hostel's we've stayed in. The owners were instrumental in our having a amazing time in Westport. Would recommend to anyone heading to Westport who wanted a great time in a friendly environment

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Bazils. Both staff members - Ray and Steve were really friendly and have excellent knowledge on what there is to do in Westport and the surrounding area. The rooms were warm with comfortable beds and a very homely atmosphere made for a great stay in Westport. We will definitly stay here again when next in Westport.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Wheeling, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We arrived in Westport with no plan of where to stay and saw Bazil's sign. We pulled in and met Steve and Ray and enjoyed our time at Bazil's. The accommodation was good, breakfast was good, and we loved the grounds of the hostel. All in all a great experience. Ray gave us some awesome suggestions for what to see around Westport and they accommodated breakfast for our early morning departure.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Bazils was a really cool hostel and i loved the cats :) The underworld rafting was quite amazing, glow worms everywhere, like a city of lights. I really recommend doing that. Also beaches in Wesport are very beautiful but it was too cold to swim in May..

Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

The owners are extremely friendly and have great local knowledge! Best backpackers in the south!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

During my three week stay in Westport, I had the fortune to run into Steve and Ray, the owners and operators of Bazil's. Throughout my stay, they were incredibly helpful in assisting me in my quest for work, and when, I didn't find any (due to the off season) they supplied me with work around the hostel, in exchange for accommodation. Which I thoroughly appreciated. The property is also well maintained, the town of Westport has plenty to offer.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Great hostel with a great atmosphere! The fire place in the common room, the herbal garden outside and a staff that knows everything there is to see and do in the area just adds to the experience.

P.S. Do do a surf lesson with reigning Veteran Surf Champion at West Coast Surf, it is well worth the money!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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