1. Bazil’s Hostel & Surf School
Staying just one night in this colourful surf hostel is just not enough. With murals painted on almost every wall, a courtyard with hammocks and flowers for those warm sunny days, and a cute living room with a cosy fire, Bazil’s Hostel is always something to look forward to after day’s surf, mountain biking, hiking and more.
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2. Wayne’s world
This “most excellent” hostel with its “most excellent”host, Wayne. Whether you understand the movie reference or not, Wayne’s World is a great base for exploring Westport. Sturdy bunks, a homely kitchen and communal areas, a veggie garden… What’s not to love?
3. Trip Inn Hostel
YHA members will benefit from a discount at this YHA hostel in Westport. This historic building is super spacious, with the hammock-filled garden being an awesome place to hang out. Play a round of darts or snuggle by the fire in this comfortable hostel.
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4.Beaconstone Eco Lodge (Charleston)
Only a 10-minute drive south from Westport, Beconstone is a hostel in Charleston with a sustainability ethos. Escape to this small and quiet hostel during the spring and summer months to experience living in a hostel powered by solar power, using rainfall as its water supply (don’t worry, it rains A LOT in the West Coast), amongst other things.
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5. Rongo Backpackers (Karamea)
It’s a bit of a drive over the hill to Karamea from Westport, taking about 1h30min to drive, but this hostel is well worth considering. Rongo’s is hard to miss painted in rainbow colours and the inside is just as bright! The hostel even has its own radio station set up around the back so you can record your own show. Not to mention the location is relatively close to the Heaphy Track Great Walk and the Oparara Basin.
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6.The Old Slaughter House (Hector)
Don’t be too put off by the name of this hostel situated in Hector. This hostel is actually often highly rated. The eco-friendly lodge made of recycled timber sits on top of a hill surrounded by native bush boasting spectacular views of the Tasman Sea. The Old Slaughter House is a30-minute drive north of Westport.