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Point Break Backpackers

6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was the worst stay we have had in New Zealand, and we have stayed in many. The place is filthy, I wouldn't cook in the kitchen and certainly wouldn't walk around barefoot. The whole place stank of sick and our dorm smelt of wet dog. The beds were uncomfortable, people staying there were rude and the hostel was... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Point Break Backpackers a year ago even when it had only "average" comments on Tripadvisor. The Staff at the Hostel was great, really friendly. One night (They had a movie night), nobody wanted to watch a movie with me, but the manager offered me to lent a movie for myself from the local movie-store for free. That... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed here for just one night, before flying back to Singapore. We were a bit disappointed as it is really off the beaten track--about 25 minutes from the town, but just 15 min from the airport. A bit pricey for where it's located. NZD60 for 2 adults. It's a shame as the town around is a bit run-down. You... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I really enjoyed our group's stay at Point Break Backpackers. The facilities were clean and comfortable, and the nearby areas are fun for exploring on foot. It is an easy bus ride away from Christchurch and a nice respite from the city lifestyle. The woman in charge, Susan, was lovely, informative, and patient, and I felt she went above and... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Price is good for what you get. On the info site it says free wifi but when you get there it's only 20mb or 2 hours. You have to pay for more. Showers have good pressure. Front desk is helpful. It's nice that prices are the same for a 6bed dorm or a 2 bed dorm. I'd really like to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
31 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Now i did 2 previously & 6 subsequently...& i would never wish to have that experience again! The staff were friendly...but ghosh..the dorms were terrible, thankfully we were able to stay in a double room!! The dorms smelt of sweat & cheesy feet....your feet actually stick to the carpet upstairs..the kitchen..well...your a brave person to cook a meal there &... More 

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The staff here are very friendly, but that's honestly it. You get 20mb free wifi each night.. Pointless!! It got used up within 5 minutes. They also need to realise that they need to clean the toilets and kitchen more than once a day. The bus ride isn't the shortest and 3:50 each time, does add up when having to... More 

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Hadsten, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was pretty disappointed with this place. The least you could expect from a hostel, is that it is clean-ish. This place stinks from the moment you enter it. They had tried their best to hide the smell with some air freshener, but the mixed smell just turned out to be worse. The kitchen is a mess, and every surface... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a good backpackers, good location , good bed with electric blanket, good shower room. Free tea and coffee and limited wifi. Everything is nice here! But the weather was too bad when I stayed here, so I will go back again!

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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... More 

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Address: 6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Number of rooms: 20
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