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“Great Value, Clean and Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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Point Break Backpackers
6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand   |  
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“Great Value, Clean and Friendly”
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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Additional Information about Point Break Backpackers

Address: 6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 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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