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Point Break Backpackers

6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. Dorm rooms fairly good quality. Staff also very friendly. Good hostel to meet other travellers, kitchen is a good social area in evening, as is the pool room and tv lounge. Enjoyed stay here. Only thing is that hostel in in the middle of nowhere, 20 min bus ride from city centre so not much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly staff..Met some friendly people and even got to watch a good movie in the tv lounge there. The room was tidy and warm!. Thanks to Max, who checked me in, and Kim the lovely American owner. Note there isn't much to do in New Brighton unless you are into surfing and beach walking etc!..there are some, not many, shops... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Got a private room with a bunk bed which was nice enough for my friend and I. However the bathrooms were dingy and the kitchen was a disaster. Wouldn't recommend This hostel. It's also quite far from the city whi h might be okay but it was raining so we didn't go to the beach unfortunately.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Staff were very helpful from the start and gave lots of helpful advice. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Bathroom was fairly small for number of people but was nice and clean. Kitchen was the same but was well equipped although it could do with a second fridge. Overall a good stay and a very friendly place.

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Sorbiers, Rhone-Alpes, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We've only spent one night in one the shabbiest backpackers on planet earth; dirty kitchen, absolutely non welcoming staff. Toilets and showers are very dodgy too. This is the worst place we've been to in years.

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

French guy at reception is one of the rudest & unhelpful person I have ever come across in my life, should really find a new line of work as he clearly is not made out for this line of work and certainly not people person! Paper thin walls meant you could hear everything that was going on during the night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice wee hostel out of the 'city' next to a small beach. I like the sofa area downstairs its chill and they have a pool table wooo. Staff were all friendly and they have free breakfast tea and toast :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our second night in the Christchurch, we arrived at Point Break to a warm and friendly welcome from the girl behind the reception. The cafe downstairs looked cool and clean, and the food sounded inviting (though we didn't get round to trying any). The location is close to the beach, though New Brighton seemed a bit dead at the time.... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well run hostel, Great location three mins walk to beach.Very friendly staff. Always pleasant and helpful.Had a twin room and slept well. Well equipped kitchen got very busy at times we picked out time so that it wasn't too busy. Free use of computer and internet which was good 'cause we didn't have our own devise. Free use of phone... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm staying in a two person shared room because the rest of Christchurch is booked out for some cricket thing. I put my estimated time of arrival as 9pm. I got there not long after 9:30, the guy gave me a smiling hard time about being late. The bus took longer to get there than I thought. I was exhausted.... More 

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pointbreakbp, Manager at Point Break Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologise that the receptionist was talkative upon your arrival. We do like to offer the option of buying the wifi from reception before we close as online it is much more expensive and he would have thought it would be helpful for you. Sorry you had to sleep... More 

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