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Point Break Backpackers Reviews

6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

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394 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 59%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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My key got stuck in the door and was very difficult to get got. The window would not close properly, so it was cold and loud from the evening foot and vehicle traffic. The furniture was extremely old and falling apart (to include one of the beds). The Internet does not work in the rooms. I had to use the Internet in staircase or in the cafe area. Not very convenient. The food was good. The lady who ran the kitchen was very friendly.


Bought internet and then it was down so couldn't use it...


the worst place i've been.. sooooo dirty!!! And smelling horrible!!! And bad atmosphere!

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was good, just far from de city center


We arranged late check in with the hostel, but the code they gave us to open the side door didn't work, nor did the doorbell to ring the night manager.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are sorry you had trouble getting in sometimes its difficult to work the lock buttons to get the door to open. Im not sure why the bell did not work we have checked this and it is working. We appreciate your comments and we try very hard to improve the hostel for our guests. We hope you have safe travel and enjoyed New Zealand. Cheers Staff at Point Break


Ok hostel but very pricey for what you get. Good atmosphere. One of the 8 bed dorms has no windows (it's not nice).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, Im surprised you feel the hostel is pricey, we are the cheapest in Chirstchurch? We also are affected by the earthquake so our insurance has gone up almost 3 times more and so has electricity, water etc. We try our best to keep prices down. Were sorry you did'nt like the room, but we are hoping to change it so it can have a window, we have only been here a year. We hope you have safe travel and come see us again. Cheers Staff at Point Break


Bad located, messy, strange people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Were sorry you felt that being at the beach was a bad location all other guest really enjoy the beach. Were not sure what you mean by strange people but are guests are travellers like yourself from different cultures sometimes might seem unusual. We are always trying to improve and thank you for your comments we hope you have safe travel.


This was just a brief stopover, but the staff was very helpful!

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