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Point Break Backpackers

6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014
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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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    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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London, England, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
30 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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... More

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chimi changa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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.

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23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

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... More

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Krakow, Poland
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 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.

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Address: 6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Point Break is the budget, clean and modern 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, huge 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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