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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for a bite to eat for hubbys birthday, yummy food , great service.Great prices, Cozy cafe and has a relaxed atmosphere . Close to the beach for a nice stroll afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I did woofing there for 3 weeks, the place is very clean, the bedrooms comfortable and we had free accommodation, free laundry and one free coffee everyday. The hostel is very friendly and full of colors everywhere. I absolutely recommend this hostel.

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Napier, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Unhelpful staff, unorganised and messy, beds were reasonably comftable though and showers were good. I was disappointed when staff removed some of my belongings and they didn't seem to think it was a problem and when checking out a day early they refused to give me any money back

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I could write paragraphs of the horrible things about Point Break but I am not the kind of person to dwell in negativity. What I will warn the readers is this place is incredibly unwelcoming, negative, and just an overall bad experience. The staff of Point Break (minus Marine and Dani) are an absolute nightmare. If you want to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 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 January 26, 2016 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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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 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 January 11, 2016

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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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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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Point Break Backpackers

Address: 6 union street, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $33 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Point Break Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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