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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Private Kitchen

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very good
52 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationMiner's Brewery2 min walk
Popular LocationSolid Energy Centre16 min walk
Popular LocationCoaltown Museum19 min walk
AirportWestport (WSZ)9 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory (4 Bed, Mixed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory (6 Bed, Mixed)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Studio, Ensuite (Queen & Two Bunks)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 5 Single Beds
    More detailsStudio, Ensuite (Queen & Two Bunks)

About this area


Bazil's Hostel & Surf School is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Mitchells Gully Gold Mine and Denniston Experience are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Paparoa National Park and Carters Beach. Solid Energy Centre and Tauranga Bay Seal Colony are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and rafting nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cave exploring and hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Miner's Brewery - 2 min walk
  • Solid Energy Centre - 16 min walk
  • Coaltown Museum - 19 min walk
  • Carters Beach - 12 min drive
  • Cape Foulwind Lighthouse - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportWestport (WSZ) - 9 min drive


  • PR's cafe - 3 min walk
  • Gibby's Café - 3 min walk
  • Nipp-iLicious Japanese Takeaways - 3 min walk
  • The Copper Pot - 4 min walk
  • J's cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Bazil's Hostel & Surf School

3-star hostel in Westport with free parking
Along with a 24-hour fitness centre, this hostel has laundry facilities and a library. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Bazil's Hostel & Surf School offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe. This Westport hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 5 per person

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Archery
  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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.


Pets stay for free
Dogs and cats only
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: NZD 5 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is 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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bazil's Hostel & Surf School offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bazil's Hostel & Surf School cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Bazil's Hostel & Surf School pet-friendly?
Yes, this hostel allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room).
How much is parking at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Bazil's Hostel & Surf School?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Bazil's Hostel & Surf School located?
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Miner's Brewery, Solid Energy Centre and Coaltown Museum. Carters Beach and Cape Foulwind Lighthouse are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not good place for Good family ... its good for good family
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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