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Point Break Backpackers Reviews

6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

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71%

Rating
435 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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91%

i really like this place, staff are friendly the people they attract seem to be friendlier and theres a nice big kitchen, good showers, theres a free pool table and a big ass tv that everyone watches of a night and makes friends. only bad thing id say is there could be more discounts in the cafe downstairs for people staying at the backpackers as i was lazy a few times and really wanted the pancakes but thought it a bit too expensive for a backpackers.


54%

Needs a cleanup.


57%

This hostel definitely needs renovation. Staff was friendly. I stayed in a smelly 8 bed-dorm without window. Not worth the money.

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The Staff were so friendly and the scenery was stunning! Great value!

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

Hostel is close to the beach but far from everything else. The rooms and bathrooms aren't great but mostly clean. However the staff is really helpful and friendly. It's easy to get into town but the airport is a bit more difficult.


54%

The staff at this hostel were constantly cleaning, but the place seemed very grotty. For some reason the guests didn't seemed bothered about washing and drying dishes or looking after the communal space here like they do at other places I've stayed...not sure why. As a result staff were spending too much time doing other people's work and other valuable things were overlooked (like the sick behind my door!). Some workers there were very helpful and friendly. V close to the beach. Fun wonky pool!

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Good staff and great place!!


94%

I really enjoyed my stay at Point Break, Christchurch. Will stay there again in future

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Far away from town but close to the ocean and pier, so it´s all about what you are interested in.


34%

We arrived at 1 ar the night and sleep for two hours. And pay 67 dollars not good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us! I dont know what we could have done to improve your stay! If you have any ideas on what we could have done to make this a more enjoyable stay let us know! Hope you have safe travels!\ Cheers

66%

Quite far from central Christchurch and not the nicest facilities, good things were the security, a cafe downstairs and really nice staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your response! Yes we are a bus ride away from the city! We are close to the beach instead :) We are glad you liked the cafe and that our staff were friendly. Cheers

86%

Loved the location! It's right but the beach and I liked that it wasn't in the city. Staff was super friendly and helpful! No curtains on the windows so streetlight shown in at night and maybe a real wall around the bathroom in the rooms would be better . Otherwise I have no complaints! Loved it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your response! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!! Sorry about the curtains! We will try to get this sorted as soon as possible. Cheers!

89%

Really cool place to stay for a few days, staff were helpful and genuinely friendly! Great location just minutes from beach/pier, library (free wifi!) and supermarket. Good vibes!


77%

Staff is nice and helpfull. I wished the lockers were in better shape to keep my valuables safe. Good value.


86%

Except for the remote location (20 min bus drive) and the limited free wifi it's a great place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jonathan Thank you for your in put, we would like you to know we have just improved our wifi to extend to the whole building. Things take time to get right and we are trying we hope you come see us again and good luck with your travels. Point Break Crew

66%

Point break is an ok place to stay one night. It's not super clean, it smells like they've been spraying it down with glade. It's sad that there is so little to do in Christchurch, since it's so beautiful there. Especially down by the pier.

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Would be good if there was more kitchen worktop space and newer hobs. Staff friendly and helpful, short walk to beach and supermarket.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

The hostel was further away from the main part of town than expected and it was located in a deserted part of town. We actually cut our stay short and moved to a different location.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

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.


60%

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


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