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Point Break Backpackers

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Rollaway beds, WiFi
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Overview of Point Break Backpackers

Point Break Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
6 Union Street New Brighton, Christchurch, 8641

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNew Brighton Pier6 min walk
  • Popular LocationNew Brighton Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationAvon Heathcote Estuary15 min walk
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area


Point Break Backpackers is located in New Brighton, a neighbourhood in Christchurch, and is in the suburbs and near the beach. The Palms and Eastgate Mall are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rawhiti Domain and New Brighton Beach. Don't miss out on a visit to Christchurch Gondola.

What's nearby

  • New Brighton Pier - 6 min walk
  • Rawhiti Domain - 6 min walk
  • New Brighton Beach - 9 min walk
  • Avon Heathcote Estuary - 15 min walk
  • Travis Wetland - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 21 min drive


  • Switch - 3 min walk
  • Hector Cafe - 3 min walk
  • South of India - 4 min walk
  • Spagalimis Pizzaria - 5 min walk
  • The naked baker - 4 min drive

About this property

Point Break Backpackers

Beach fun, near Rawhiti Domain
Along with a coffee shop/café, this smoke-free hostel has a snack bar/deli and WiFi in public areas. Free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are on-site. Rooms offer WiFi and showers.
Point Break Backpackers offers 19 forms of accommodation. This Christchurch hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 1.00 for 10 minutes)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 1 for 10 minutes)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–1:00 PM: NZD 8.00-20.00 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 8.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 1.00 (for 10 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 1 (for 10 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 39.00 per person (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Point Break Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Point Break Backpackers Hostel
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Point Break Backpackers Christchurch
Point Break Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 38%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 29 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 29 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Amenities
The room was good but the facilities were pretty average.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great experience
I have never stayed in a backpackers and I loved it! A friendly, helpful and happy atmosphere right in the centre of New Brighton. The perfect place to rest after a long day at the beach!
Stayed 8 nights in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Eventually not a bad night
Last minute booking and they did nit send an Email with the door code, so turned up in the pouring rain, could not get in and no phone signal in porch. After managing to get someone to come down they screwed up the booking, but the duty manger gave up his room for the night. Room was a basic backpackers but fine, decor is OK but the showers / loos could do with a refresh. However good deal for a late booking and OK for the night
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Out the way but fine
Ok a little way away from Christchurch but is by brighten beach which has seen better days Still had good time has pool table tv The buses in to town are every 15 minutes Staff very helpful and knowledgable
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 28 nights in May 2018