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Point Break Backpackers
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not great and expensive”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

The hostel is pretty poor, the main concern is the kitchen. Every night people made no attempt to wash up. Very annoying having to wash up some arrogant scumbags things before you start cooking your dinner. The toilets are not very nice. The rooms are not cheap either, $80 per night for a double. I stayed for 3 nights, bit annoyed how much I payed to stay here!

On a plus side the reception staff are really nice and helpful. The cafe downstairs is great! The chef makes some really nice food.

Stayed March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Rooms very small windows where difficult to close/open, bike rental (5$ 4! hours), free wifi only 200 Mb, free breakfast includes coffee/tea, toast and jam. No prior booking without creditcard/key deposit 50$ without creditcard.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

I didn't actually stay here as hostelbookers.com didn't send on my booking(!) but when I arrived Nicole was ever so helpful in trying to fins somewhere else, she gave me free Wifi and a free Coke. It wasn't the hostel's fault so she didn't have to do that at all.
The cafe area was clean and cute, there were computers and some people around. It's near the beach and in a good location for buses to town.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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chimi changa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Point Break Backpackers
6 union street, New Brighton 8061, New Zealand

Cheap, close to beach, staff were nice, room was clean but smelt bad.

I've been in much worse backpackers but won't be staying here again.

Wifi doesnt work in most rooms.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

I must be honest. I came here because I don't have any other choice. And it is good! It is a little older and more industrial looking than the rest but hey! The location is great for a change!
The staff is amazing, ther coffe at te coffee house is very good ( and the chai latte better), they have free breakfast and their wifi, although pay wifi $1 per 100mb is amazingly fast.
The only inconvenience is that the restrooms are kind of far from the room. For the rest, it is better than some other hostels downtown.
If you don't mind taking the bus or car, go! Also there is a supermarket nearby and the immense Christchurch beach 5 min walking. Give them a try, it won't disappoint.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Krakow, Poland
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This is for backpackers I know this, but it is very poor. Room small. Location far away from the centre of Christchurch. Environment terrible. Breakfast is a joke. Only wifi works but is limited. Never again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, England
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122 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed in this hostel which is actually in New Brighton, about a 15 minute drive out of Chch. Really friendly staff and free car parking.
The hostels pretty nice, basic but clean. Our room didn't have any windows but other rooms did, ask for a room with windows!
Kitchen is large enough but not very well equipped. Breakfast is included which is a nice touch but its only served from 9-10 so its pretty hectic with just 1 toaster and 1 kettle.
Free wifi is only 20mg which ran out really quickly. You can buy more for $2 for another 20mg.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Point Break Backpackers
Address: 6 Union Street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Point Break Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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. ... more   less 
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