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Reviews of Point Break Backpackers

Hostel | 6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand 8061

67.1% Overall Rating

117 out of 151 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/12/2014)

"It was close to the sea and beach. There was a supermarket fairly near the hostel. You were allowed to drink in the hostel."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Hostel Conditions: Office hours: 8.00 a.m. to 22:00 . daily Check-in time: 13:00. Check-out time: 10.00 a.m. If arriving after 22:00. please contact the hostel to arrange a late check-in. Early check-in between 9:00 a.m. to 13:00. will depend on room availability. A copy of your confirmation paper and cash payment balance due is required at check-in time. $50 key deposit is required at check-in time. Group bookings are welcome. Cancellation Policy Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to Agency are non-refundable. Check-in / Check-out 13:00 / 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?

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67.1%

Overall Rating

117 out of 151 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Point Break Backpackers'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
58.4%
Facilities
64.8%
Cleanliness
64.0%
Staff
78.4%
Value
67.2%
Safety
74.4%
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25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Elias Sebastian Casal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2015

Liked: I didn't like anything

Disliked: - Ubicacion muy mala, esta completamente fuera de Christchurch, mas de 30 minutos en bus, muy incomodo. (Lo positivo es que el bus para en la puerta). - No recomiendo un hostel tan alejado, incluso si es un poco mas barato que los demas, uno se gasta la diferencia en el ticket del bus. -Me cargaron, sin avisarme, mi estadia en mi tarjeta de credito porque creian que llegaria luego de las 10 pm (cuando recepcion cierra), pero llegue ahi 10 pm en punto...No es mas amigable que el viajero pague al retirarse en ese caso? -Estaba en el banio de planta baja y me pidieron que me fuera porque lo tenian que limpiar, no podian esperar 5 minutos ? -Por lo demas todo el hostel luce sucio, cuartos y banios, ademas a el cuarto se lo veia descuiado y viejo. -El wifi no funcionaba correctamente. No tuve una buena calidad de descanso en la noche que pase alli.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

09 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Liegt nahe am Strand, free breakfast

Disliked: The kitchen was a mess

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

bryan avery

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2015 bryan would recommend this property

Liked: So friendly, always happy staff

Disliked: Location a little out of town, but local bus just outside.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach

Disliked: The bathrooms didn't seem very clean

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the sea and beach. There was a supermarket fairly near the hostel. You were allowed to drink in the hostel.

Disliked: Kitchen was a bit messy and unorganized. The hostel is also far away from the city center, which is not so bad in the end cause the buses stop right next to the hostel but if you want to be near the center, this is not your hostel. There's no elevator.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located a little outside christchurch, close to the beach. Café downstairs is really nice.

Disliked: The room isnt very inviting.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

sean hennessy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014

Liked: Very dirty and far out from the centre. Nice staff

Disliked: sean left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

13 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

09 March 2014

Liked: leaving

Disliked: filthy filthy filthy have you seen the kitchen???????? the view would be great....if you could see out the windows. rooms smell of body grease, b.o and arse was too scared to use the pillows

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, clean, helpful staff, 2 min walk to Countdown and the beach, bus stop to town just across the road for $3.50

Disliked: Free WiFi was only 20mb per night which goes very quickly, far from town, breakfast v basic although enough considering its free, walls paper thin.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Matt Walker

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach

Disliked: Far from the airport and main town

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2013

Liked: Close to the beach, staff is ok, free breakfast (toast, jam, cereals, tea/coffee)

Disliked: No tools in the kitchen, you need to put à deposit at reception, which closes at 9pm, noisy, people drinking in the corridors, smell of alcohol in the morning, only 2 showers, internet by the Mb (20mb free only), far from downtown (impossible to walk)

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's not in central Queenstown so you get the opportunity to see something else than wrecked buildings

Disliked: -

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 April 2013

Liked: The free internet was handy.

Disliked: Our room was terrible. One Bed uncomfortable and the other squeaked with every movement. It was stuffy and noisy. It didn't have a nice vibe neither did the suburb it was located in.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good facilities. Quite a nice chilled sort of area there in New Brighton

Disliked: Didn't realise how far it was from the CBD! but the bus system is fairly good.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2013

Liked: the breakfast was nice, friendly staff

Disliked: you had to borrow the kitchen equippement from the reception, the bathroom was not clean. the 8 bed dorm does not have a window what was not mentioned before, there are just two two power plugs for the whole room

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 February 2013

Liked: free breakfast weekdays and free barbeque on a thursday was welcome

Disliked: Quite far out of town

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff where very friendly and helped me with everything that I wanted to fix before my flight home.

Disliked: Way to far from the airport and the cbd (what's left of it). I just stayed one night in Christchurch, if I would have stayed longer I would have wanted something more close to cbd.

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2013

Liked: Quiet

Disliked: It was miles away from city centre and this was not clearly stated. Cost me a fortune to get there and away again.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2012

Liked: Leaving it.

Disliked: The location some of the staff the residents were rude the kitchen was unequipped

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean accommodation friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2012

Liked: was near the beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They got us a shuttle from the airport late at night and they do have a complimentary breakfast. It is one of the cheapest hostels in Christchurch and isn't terrible, but you certainly get what you pay for.

Disliked: We arrived to a six bedroom dorm late at night. It was a tiny room that barely fit the three bunk beds. In fact there was no room for our back packs, and the bed frames were so close together it was very difficult to get into the upper bunks. The entire building is small and cramped. It would be a great hostel to arrive at in the middle of the day and get to know fellow travelers. As a late night arrival on a budget, it was far too expensive for a lack-lustre and unwelcoming night's stay.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Claire Murphy

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

19 November 2012 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Some of the staff were very helpful and friendly, the beds and rooms were clean. showers were unreal with propper power and again clean. location a bit out but on great bus route they come quick and often.

Disliked: Kitchen was quiet messy but was due to ppl comming through and not cleaning up after themselves. again the location was a bit out bt buss routes fix that.

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