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Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

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Shared Dormitory (4 Bed, Mixed) | Lobby lounge
Front of property
Deluxe Twin Room | In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Studio, Ensuite (Queen & Two Bunks) | In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Westport

8.2/10 Very good

57 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$97
Price available on 23/03/2023
54-56 Russell St, Westport, 7825

Guests rated this location 8.1/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Westport (WSZ) - 9 min drive


  • Portside Bar & Bistro - 9 min walk
  • Pr's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar - 4 min walk
  • Johnny's - 6 min walk
  • J's Feed the Soul - 4 min walk

About this property

Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

A great choice for a stay in Westport, Bazil's Hostel & Surf School is only 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge)
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Archery
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 5 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Bazil's Hostel
Bazil's Hostel Westport
Bazil's Westport
Bazil's Hostel Surf School Westport
Bazil's Hostel Surf School
Bazil's Surf School Westport
Bazil's Surf School
Bazil's Hostel & Surf School Westport
Bazil's Hostel & Surf School Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Bazil's Hostel & Surf School offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bazil's Hostel & Surf School does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
As of 22 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School on 23 March 2023 start from NZ$97, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as archery. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Bazil's Hostel & Surf School like?
Bazil's Hostel & Surf School is a short 3-minute walk from NBS Theatre and 16 minutes' walk from Solid Energy Centre.



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10/10 Exceptional

Renato, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quaint. Was very quiet because of the lack of overseas tourists due to Covid. Room was clean and spacious. On-site amenities were great. Staff very friendly. Had a slight glitch where I ended up getting charged twice - once by Expedia and again on arrival. Once I realised this and brought it to their attention), they refunded me very promptly without question.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great relaxed backpackers
Stayed for a few nights around an event out of Westport. Great outdoors areas with a massive courtyard with plenty of tables and hammocks. Really chill vube and just nice and relaxing. Had a private room, everything was nice and clean, about what you'd expect comfort wise from your average backpackers. Would recommend as a good base for a west coast stay.
Tom, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Surfer-dude experience
Decent place for one night or if you’re Surfing... Glad to see a place that stays away from plastic bags. Room was spacious, great essentials in the kitchen. Convenient walk to Main Street. Mattress was pretty old, so my husband and I kept rolling into the middle. Pillows weren’t comfy either. Shower pressure was great at night, but when everyone was showering in the morning at 8am, it was awful. The privacy was lacking as our room was on the way to some shared rooms and as people walked by, everyone kept peeking in. Some even opened the curtain to look in.
Alexander, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome friendly and helpful staff. Great layout and facilities. Super clean and tidy. You can hear everything but they are good at the curfew of 10pm. Beds were not super comfy but you get that on the big jobs sometimes. Showers were amazing!! Definitely recommend.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Easy stay
Kitchen spotlessly clean. Room was cosy. Lots of lovely outside space. The ambient music was played too early in the morning and we could hear it from our room. Loads of parking. Close to everything Westport had to offer.
2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not good place for Good family ... its good for good family
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bazil's - Studio, Ensuite (Queen & Two Bunks)
The staff were efficient and friendly - checked us in very quickly and we managed to put our stuff in our room and left for the supermarket within 5 minutes of our arrival. The premises was clean and pleasant. The common areas such as the large table in the kitchen and the fireplace were great for hanging out to chat with people we met on the trip. The room was exactly as pictured, a little tired, but clean, well appointed and spacious. We had an enjoyable stay - I would definitely return and recommend Bazil's.
Felicia, 1-night trip with friends
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