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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unpleasant. Woofers supposedly get one free professional coffee a day. But they give this out only very begrudgingly, and with considerable effort on your part. You have to wait and wait an wait to get it. It's just as hard earned to get the: "free washing". The kitchen is simply too small. There is only one kitchen sink for a... More 

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Ootmarsum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Wwoofing here for a week - good vibe. Friendly staff. Nice lounge with huge TV to chill - kitchen with all facilities incl oven - basic but clean amenities. Free basic brekkie and good coffee in the café downstairs. Location is a plus - easy to take public transport to the city. 2 min walk to the beach. Bikes available... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I have never taken the time to write a review on any place I have stayed but I had such a negative experience that I felt compelled to post. One of the main front receptionists at this backpackers was extremely rude to not only me, but multiple guests. She was not helpful and responded to questions in a very rude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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Thank Tabitha M
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Lagos
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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  • 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: $19 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Point Break Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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