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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for lunch while looking at a nearby project. Food was cheap enough however the woman running the cafe dropped a fish and tomato sauce off my plate onto the floor. I expected another fish cooked, however I was met by a price of fish with broken batter and tomato sauce stains on it. She said it was a spare... More 

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Thank wandering_savage
pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention I will be discussing this with the person invovled. Sorry for the bad experience I hope we do better next time. More 

Christchurch
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

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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Thank Mark826_11
pointbreakbp, Owner at Point Break Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to ell us what we can do to to make customers stay more enjoyable. I have taken over management of the Point Break Backpackers. I hope if you return you will have a much more enjoyable stay. As for the facilities we will try to improve them as funds allow!! Donna The New... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 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 review
Reviewed 21 July 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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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 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
Reviewed 6 June 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 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
Reviewed 1 March 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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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 February 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
Reviewed 26 January 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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  • Free Parking
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  • Paid Wifi
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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €20 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Point Break Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“any room is good if your social”
 of 5 bubbles thatkiwiguy2014, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“A room with only 2 or 3 beds is best if you are on your own.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwigregg, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“One dorm was near the kitchen and bathrooms I think this was one to avoid.”
 of 5 bubbles Kilmo1981, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Free 100mb internet with your stay”
 of 5 bubbles remifrancois, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room at the end of the hall to avoid noise at 3am.”
 of 5 bubbles kourtneyea, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
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