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Point Break Backpackers

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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible26%
  • 24 Jan. 2018
    “Very poor facilities and bad location”
  • 17 Jun. 2017
    “Horse riding with hemorrhoids”
6 Union Street, Christchurch 8061 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Very poor maintenance of the hostel, all of the rooms stink, the kitchen is messy, dirty and we had to re-wash the plates and utensil in order to use them for us. If you have heavy bags to carry, it is very inconvenient because there...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have had brunch at multiple cafes across Christchurch and just when I thought nobody could do worse than Speights Ale House Ferrymead, along came point break cafe. After waiting for them to pop out and buy the bacon we waited a tremendous time for...More

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Response from pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break BackpackersResponded 24 June 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal at our cafe. We try to provide the best possible service and products and we are sorry to hear that this was not the case with your visit. I can assure you that all meals...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I don't recommend this hostel at all it was grubby and strange and too far from anything in a odd part of the city where there is nothing to do if you don't have a car you are stuck there. The reception staff were rude...More

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Response from pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break BackpackersResponded 9 May 2017

We are sorry to hear that you did not like our backpackers. We try to be friendly to every guest. We are close to the beach, there is an excellent bus service to most destinations in the city and New Brighton has many unique shops....More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

While surprisingly, it did not end up to be the worst place we stayed. Our dorm was very unfriendly and at 9pm when we returned for bed, we were glared at for opening the door, though all lights stayed shut off. The internet was poor...More

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Response from pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break BackpackersResponded 9 May 2017

We are sorry to hear that you did not like our backpackers. We try to be friendly to every guest. We are close to the beach, there is an excellent bus service to most destinations in the city and New Brighton has many unique shops....More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The receptionist was friendly, but the building was dirty and smelled funny. Also not in the best location- felt sketchy especially at night. The mix of people staying here was a weird mix and my friend and I felt very uncomfortable there. Would not recommend...More

Thank Rachel S
Response from pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break BackpackersResponded 9 May 2017

We are sorry to hear that you did not like our backpackers. We try to be friendly to every guest. We are close to the beach, there is an excellent bus service to most destinations in the city and New Brighton has many unique shops....More

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Description
Point Break is the budget, clean and funky accommodation with 58 beds consisting of dorms (6,8 share), twins, doubles and family rooms with share bathrooms. Facilities include free car parking, free More baggage storage, internet access, self-catered kitchen, TV room, laundry, heaters etc. We are located in the heart of shopping mall and only 300m to New Brighton beach. Outside door you will find art galleries, funky gift shops, library, banks, restaurants, our Point Break Cafe etc. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
USD 19 - USD 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
USD 19 - USD 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Traveller (9)
Dining (6)
Room & Suite (2)
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"don't - or private."
JulianMischiefMag
18 Apr. 2017
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"Beach and mall 5 minutes down the road"
TheMadYearY
21 Dec. 2016
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"Ask for twin room really nice"
savelkoel60
21 Dec. 2016
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"any room is good if your social"
thatkiwiguy2014
2 Aug. 2015
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