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“AMAZING VALUE..cheapest in NZ...near the beach...” 4 of 5 stars
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Point Break Backpackers
6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand   |  
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“AMAZING VALUE..cheapest in NZ...near the beach...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

This was our first port of call arriving in Christchurch from OZ. We got a bus from the airport to Christchurch city bus station (bus drivers are incredibly friendly and helpful) and then a bus to New Brighton, the bus driver dropped us off right in front of the hostel!

We got there after midnight, but the staff were there and let us in and sorted us out very quickly. We had a large double room, with TV all for a bargain price.

It's in a fab location..just 5 minute walk through town to the beach...loads of little and cheap cafes and bars on your doorstep. Great for a few days stay as the beach is lovely!

As repeating something somebody else wrote in their review....don't let the fact that it's not in the centre of Christchurch put you off....its so cheap, an easy bus ride into town and a really relaxing place to hang out!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2007

About twenty minutes outside the centre of Christchurch we found a real treasure!

Pointbreak Backpackers is conviently located beside the beach of New Brighton, with city access via frequent bus service.
A great place to stay if you want to escape the busy city and have a comfortable quiet night's sleep. We booked a double room, and got a large modern family room. The whole hostel is recently refurbished, so facilities are up to date and bathrooms are clean. There is a snug area where you can kick back and relax, free local phone calls ( great if you are hiring a car, or booking a tour) , internet access, and a tv room. Downstairs offers a cafe style Thai restaurant for lunch and dinner.

Located beside ANZ bank, Domino's Pizza is close by, a few pokey surf shops and the local pubs.

My advice: Dont be put off by the fact it's not in the city centre, it's great value for money and the bus runs every ten minutes from across the road to the Bus station in the City for about a Dollar Seventy NZ.

  • Liked — Friendly Staff
  • Disliked — Only because there's nothing else to fault: Location
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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