54-56 Russell Street, Westport, New Zealand
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Welcome to Bazil's Hostel and surf school on the stunning West Coast, your gateway to surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and caving adventures. Located in the centre of town just behind the i-SITE and bus stop.

* Book for 5 nights and receive a free surf lesson *

Proud to be official partners with the Old Ghost Road. We have 3 buses and a custom built bike trailer to safely take your bikes anywhere.

Surf Special

Stay 5 nights and get a free surf lesson

Surf Yoga Retreat

Check out our surf yoga retreat on our Special Deals page

Long Term Rates Available


We offer a variety of facilities and accommodation for everyone from backpackers and families, to school groups and sports teams.


We have 2 ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR HIRE 😀 SUPER FUN (up is easy, down hill is amazing).

We offer a variety of facilities and adventure activities for everyone from backpackers and families to school groups and sports teams: standard dorm rooms fully self-contained, twins, double and family rooms, campervan and tent sites, outdoor covered BBQ / pizza area. Nice quiet garden areas to sit and relax with a good book.

Free movies, hammocks, herbs from the garden, off-street parking, laundry, cosy fire places.

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Learn to surf at Bazil's Surf School (Westport is one of New Zealand's best surf spots), PaddleBoard, kayak hire and trips, white-water rafting, caving, mountain biking, fishing, take a visit to the West Coast Brewery, play golf or mini-golf, visit the awesome guy next door or the big sports complex, use the gym, 3 heated indoor pools, basketball court, squash courts, go underworld rafting, do some great local walks or borrow our bikes.

Sit round a fire at the beach and watch the sunset with a bottle of tinto :-)

Bazil's Hostel is a Surfing New Zealand Accredited Surf School. Surfboard and wetsuit hire included. We have paddleboard trips daily. We can arrange drop-off and pick-up to your adventure destination. Or just relax and take in some of New Zealand's best scenery.


Here are our current offers:

  • Stay 5 nights get a free surf lesson
  • We honour all backpacker cards
  • Winter Special: Stay 4 nights and pay for 3!

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