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Point Break Backpackers

6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Lagos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Point Break was clean and spacious. Stayed in an 8 bed dorm and there was plenty of room. The kitchen was also a good size and clean. The showers were big and hot with good water pressure. Staff friendly and helpful, nice cafe downstairs too. Would definitely recommend.

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I waited until the last minute to book my Christchurch accommodation and I feel that's the most common mistake that brings people here. Upon arrival I saw a nice, well taken care of hostel. The rooms and toilets were neat and tidy however the rest of the hostel didn't quite follow suit. I wouldn't blame the staff as much as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When me and my friend arrived at this hostel at 6 in the morning we had to sleep on the street till they opened at 8. Acceptable, we didn't book ahead. However when they opened we were told we couldn't check in until 2 in the afternoon by Pip the receptionist. So we slept for 6 hours on two couches... More 

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights, upon arrival we did find a clean spacious room however the communal areas like showers, kitchen and TV room were filthy with an awful smell that was attempted to be hidden by air fresheners - making it even worse! On our last day we left the hostel at about 10.30 to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here as I was looking for the cheapest hostel in Christchurch. Reception is also a cafe where you can use computers and access paid wi-fi. Helpful staff (other reviews complain about the reception staff but you don't travel NZ to form life-long bonds with reception staff - they do their job - what else do you want? I didn't... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great rooms, every well priced. Extremely close to Brighton Beach and amenities around Brighton. Was amazed to get a key to be able to access the backpackers 24/7 and loved the cafe downstairs, was great for that early morning coffee and muffin.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I'll start with the positives. The WOOFing staff were all brilliant and friendly, had some great moments with many of them and were just overall great people. Though obviously as these are short term staff this can change at any moment, so a very static positive. The beds were quite comfortable and the room was spacious. That's all I have... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the Point Break Backpackers already in Summer 14 and returned mainly to have a bed with cheap rates. The hostel is located in New Brighton which was one of the parts of chch hit most hard by the earthquake in 2011. It takes about 35 minuted by bus from the central bus station to get here. The... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

worth its weight good cheap prices clean and tidy cafe has good food stuff super friendly and helpful very social hostel tv room and kitchen main hang out spots nice chilled relaxed feel will be back again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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