6.9

Good
/10
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Housekeeping3
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6.8

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Cardboard Cathedral 7.3 km
185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial 7.3 km
Quake City 7.9 km
Canterbury Museum 8.5 km
Christchurch Gondola 8.6 km
Hagley Park 8.7 km
Botanic Gardens 9.0 km
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 11.9 km
International Antartic Centre 14.7 km
Orana Wildlife Park 21.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Whale Paddle Pool 400 m
New Brighton Pier 690 m
Bexley Wetland 820 m
New Brighton Beach 840 m
Rawhiti Domain 850 m
Harold Henry Park 880 m
Blighs Garden 920 m
Naughty Boys Island 1.1 km
Carisbrook Playground 1.4 km
Bexley Park 1.4 km
Point Break Backpackers

"Fantastic location."

COLIN - January 8, 2020
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Point Break Backpackers

6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8061 - See map
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • 350 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Water park

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Christchurch in the last 24 hoursCompared to 387 Christchurch properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center9.0 km
Location rating6.8
Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
Distance to airport15.5 km

Rooms available at Point Break Backpackers

4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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2-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Classic Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 4 bunk bed...
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Point Break Backpackers?

Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 38 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Point Break Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Point Break Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Christchurch with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Point Break Backpackers?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 18 NZD if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Point Break Backpackers?

Restaurants including Phad Thai, Chiang Rai Mahkong and Switch Espresso are popular in Point Break Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as New Brighton.

What are popular attractions near Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers’s location in the New Brighton neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Bexley Wetland, Rawhiti Domain and Harold Henry Park.

What popular beaches are close to Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers’s New Brighton neighborhood also includes New Brighton Beach and Waimairi Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Point Break Backpackers?

Point Break Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Naughty Boys Island, South New Brighton Holiday Park and Southshore Spit Reserve located in the same New Brighton area.

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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
6.4/10
Service score
7.9/10
Room size
15 sqm.
Better than
99
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Better than
79
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Better than
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Bigger than
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Overall rating:

6.9

Good
86 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Facilities
6.2
Location
6.8
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What travelers say they love:
Great staff.
COLIN from United States
Solo traveler
More about Point Break Backpackers

More about Point Break Backpackers

Well-positioned in New Brighton, Point Break Backpackers is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Christchurch. Set 9.8 km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Point Break Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, kitchen, luggage storage can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Step into one of 19 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as carpeting, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens, locker which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as golf course (within 3 km), billiards, games room. Point Break Backpackers is a smart choice for travelers to Christchurch, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Chapel
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Locker
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Sewing kit
  • Shared bathroom
  • Smoke detector
  • Umbrella
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
Location
6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8061
Good
Location

6.8

Airports

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    15.5 km
  • Ashburton Airport (ASG)
    86.2 km

Public transportation

  • Christchurch Bus Station
    7.8 km
  • Christchurch Railway Station
    10.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • East Care
    2.3 km

Shopping

  • Northlands Shopping Centre
    9.6 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cardboard Cathedral
    7.3 km
  • 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
    7.3 km
  • Quake City
    7.9 km
  • Canterbury Museum
    8.5 km
  • Christchurch Gondola
    8.6 km
  • Hagley Park
    8.7 km
  • Botanic Gardens
    9.0 km
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
    11.9 km
  • International Antartic Centre
    14.7 km
  • Orana Wildlife Park
    21.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Whale Paddle Pool
    400 m
  • New Brighton Pier
    690 m
  • Bexley Wetland
    820 m
  • New Brighton Beach
    840 m
  • Rawhiti Domain
    850 m
  • Harold Henry Park
    880 m
  • Blighs Garden
    920 m
  • Naughty Boys Island
    1.1 km
  • Carisbrook Playground
    1.4 km
  • Bexley Park
    1.4 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from00:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee38 NZD
  • Distance from city center9.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)18 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 19

Reviews of Point Break Backpackers from real guests

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6.9
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Cleanliness6.2
Facilities6.2
Location6.8
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service7.9
Value for money7.3
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8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
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Jun - Aug (5)
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8.4
Excellent
mei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Nice little budget hostel with real comfortable bed”

The vibes in this hostel really depends on the backpackers that are staying with you that day. One day I had very quiet but dull night because my roommates won't speak, the other times I had people who mingle very actively at the lounge, which is cool. Lots of DVD options at the reception to kill your time, comfortable bed is real gem, and short walk to beautiful beach. Friendly staff! Wish coffee is provided, but at least I've got 1-2 tea bags from a cabinet in the kitchen which seems like a free food corner. Good value all in all.

Reviewed January 28, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Yoon from Malaysia
Couple
Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Good value ”

We chose it because it was what we could afford it. We thought it would allow us a night's stay with bearable discomfort. To our surprise, it turned out to be much better. Like the other backpackers, this place's shared kitchen and toilets relatively clean and neat. The room though basic but sufficient and beds were comfortable. Though it located a bit out of city, but nearby were shops, cafes and even a Countdown supermarket, all very convenient. There was free parking on site and a the nice seafront to relax and walk (don't know what the place called)

Reviewed November 06, 2016

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Thanks Yoon we enjoyed having you. We work hard to make our guest comfortable. The beach is amazing isn't it? I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
6.0
Mei from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Budget accomodation”

Close to supermarket and beach. Though not in christchurch city, bus stop is just on the opposite road. Staff was friendly. The place was old and not very well maintained, but could be a choice considering the price

Reviewed March 28, 2017

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Hi Thanks for the review we have an old building but as funds allow we are making improvement. I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
8.0
Excellent
Mary from United States
Couple
Double
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Very good”

Comfortable enough stay in a private room. Place was quite loud and shared kitchen could be cleaner (typical of a hostel). Location is good by the beach but not much parking and not the nicest neighborhood at night.

Reviewed November 12, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Ora from Israel
Couple
Double
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Exceptional”

Very good hostel. Thanks staff are very helpful and kind and it is on a great location. ORA and Eliran.

Reviewed August 29, 2016

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Hi Ora, we are pleased you enjoyed our stay. We try to make every guest feel special when staying with us. This part of the city is amazing. I hoe the rest of your travels went well .Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
Riana from Canada
Couple
Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great!”

Stayed for one night and pretty good place. Very spacious private bed; clean shared washrooms.

Reviewed April 29, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
COLIN from United States
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 25 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

Home away from home. Great staff. Fantastic location. Nice weather. Comfy bed.

Reviewed January 08, 2020

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6.8
Good
Aprilia from Indonesia
Group
Classic Family Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

You get what you pay for ”

We stayed in classic family room for 5 people. The room was quite small, we can hardly put our luggage. However, they provide all the basic necessities.

Reviewed February 20, 2018

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Thank you for writing a review. We are going to make the family room another room as it has been said it is a bit small. Happy Holiday The Point Break Team

Responded April 21, 2018
Point Break Backpackers
2.0
Natalie
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Scary and absolutely disgusting! ”

When I pulled up to the property I actually second guessed if I was at the right location. The photos made the place look cheerful and inviting and what I found looked like a cross between a homeless shelter and a trap house! I circled the building and pulled into the little parking lot where an old woman approached my car and asked me if I would give her a ride into town so she could get “more money for dope”. She said that they had run out and needed more but would share with me if I gave her a ride... I sat there a bit stunned and looked around at the other people seated around the door to see if she was joking or not. No one seemed like this was out of the ordinary. I parked my car and did my best to dodge around the woman and make my way to the lobby/check in. The “manager” came to the door dressed only in shorts, no shirt and no shoes, and with a drink already in his hand. As we went over the paperwork and rules I could see the woman through the window, now along with another man, circling my car in the lot. She came inside as I finished signing and followed us upstairs to my room asking over and over again for a ride into town. The manager acted as if this was normal and just laughed her off. Let me pause here and rate the actual building.. It was DISGUSTING!!! The entire place reeked of cigarettes and weed, there was rubbish and litter everywhere, the laundry room and kitchen area were filthy and my room was dank and smelled of mildew. Now let’s go back to our wonderful tale of the homeless lady and the grimy night manager.. as we approached my door, he handed me my key and went over the rules of check out one more time. When I closed my door I stood there and listened until they left and then I booked another hostel and left as quickly as I could! I had lived in New Zealand for almost a year at this point, I have never felt safer in a country, as a whole, than I did while there. Doors always unlocked, super friendly neighbors and strangers always

Reviewed December 17, 2019

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5.2
Paul from New Zealand
Couple
Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Cheap but it should be much cleaner.”

The room was OK and it was very cheap but the hallways and facilities don't look like they have been cleaned for years. The carpet is so filthy you need to wear shoes with many food and stains spread down the hallway. Towels were on the floor in the bathroom to absord leaks from the toilet. There is no reason that it can't be much better.

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
yun from China
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Beside new beighton beach. The scenery is so beautiful.”

Cheap. The location is good.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Pieter from South Africa
Business traveler
Single Room - Cozy
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Good value. Clean room”

Friendly staff

Reviewed February 19, 2017

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Hi Pieter thanks for the review we try our best in an old building. More improvement have been made . I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
4.4
PUTRI from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

the kitchen is really bad”

the staff is really nice and helpful. the room and bathroom are okay but the kitchen is really really really dirty. at night, it was quite creepy outside.

Reviewed December 14, 2018

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2.7
Julian from Australia
Couple
Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Only if you have no other choice ”

Ok at best only if you olny have to sleep in chirstchurch such as if you arrived super late and nothing else will accept you.This place sticks like feet and sweat the rooms looks like maximum security Prison cells and the toilets were made about 80 years ago and have not been cleaned since. We payed for a double room. bed was like a wooden board pillow were like sleeping on razor blades and the room has no natural ventilation so was like a sweat box. Would rather sleep in an alley way for free than sleep here. Also location is like sleeping in a town in no mans land in the wars. Actually go there just to see how bad it is. I would rather go spend a night in a prison.

Reviewed December 27, 2014

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Hi Julian Sorry you had this experience we try hard to make everyone's stay a good one. Yes this is an old building and we clean it every day. Some times twice a day. Our double room all have windows that open so there should have been natural ventilation, but I will check all windows are operational. I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
4.8
Yanina from New Zealand
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

I won’t recommend this place if it’s not the last option.”

The facilities are old but mostly dirty. The kitchen is always dirty and messy. there are food and other items abandoned there for ages. The 6 people bedroom does not have windows so it’s stuffy there. Good thing the Aircon at night was everything !!!

Reviewed February 22, 2019

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6.4
Good
Nuril from Malaysia
Group
Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Satisfactory accommodation”

Just 1 night stay...overall satisfactory accommodation

Reviewed November 01, 2016

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Thanks Nuril We en-devour to keep guest happy and comfortable during their stay. I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
7.6
Very good
Ahmad from Malaysia
Family with young children
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

nice place”

we love it

Reviewed December 30, 2016

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Hi Ahmad We are pleased you liked our Backpackers. We try hard to make the guests comfortable. I hope the rest of your travels went well Regards The Point Break Team

Responded May 10, 2017
Point Break Backpackers
2.0
glen from New Zealand
Solo traveler
2-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Acceptable”

Never ever stay here, absolutely the worst ,should be shut down

Reviewed October 19, 2021

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4.4
Dan from New Zealand
Family with teens
6 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
Stayed 3 nights in October 2021

Prison break”

Looks clean from the outside that's where it ends tho,the actual rooms are quite good,but the rest of the place is dirty,kitchen is so dirty that shoes got stuck to the floor,toilet is so manky that even my sh$t took a shower,feels like a half way house,with all the arguments n abuse and interesting characters,felt like I was in prison break and let's not forget the fire alarm at 2am,that's normal apparently,the family and I def had an adventure and this is not even scripted Great pillows tho

Reviewed October 09, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Sona from New Zealand
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Good place to stay for travelers”

This hostel is good, if you are staying for few nights in Christchurch. It has really good location, just few min by walk from Pier. Just 20 min by car to city centre. The price worth to stay and my room was very clean and comfortable, so I would stay again and can recommend it for few nights during traveling.

Reviewed June 24, 2021

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