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Point Break Backpackers

very comfortable and casual, if not super-clean, accomodation. easy access to the beach, surfing. . . very friendly and helpful staff.

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  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service


  • Board Games


  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Washing Machine


  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Pool Table

About Point Break Backpackers

Welcome to Point Break Backpackers! The only hostel at the beach in Christchurch!

We have the ability to suit any backpackers needs! We have comfortable and affordable private rooms for those who want their space and amazing and spacious dorm rooms for those who don’t mind sharing rooms!

Our dorms vary from just 2 people up to 8 people in one room! With great facilities and excellent reception staff, our aim is to make sure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be!

Want an idea of what we offer? Here goes:

-Free wifi voucher for every night you stay!

-Free breakfast Monday to Friday

-Affordable café on site with prices to suit a backpackers budget!

-We rent out Surfboards, Wetsuits and Bikes!

-Daily activities which change all the time! This includes movie nights, BBQ’s during the summer and if you don’t fancy cooking, we do special meal nights for anyone staying with us!

Planning a journey around New Zealand? We have a travel desk on site and our staff will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have on anything from bus tours and car rentals to great activities to do when you head to a new town! We also get the latest information on deals and specials on travelling around our beautiful country!

If after all this and more, you decide you love us that much that you can’t bear to leave; we can offer long-term rates at great prices and even help you find a job! Providing you’re legal to work here of course!

We’re only a short bus ride from the city center so why not come visit us and see what all the fuss is about?

We want everyone to know that Point Break is the place to be!

Important Information


Arrival and Asking:
office hours from 8am to 10pm daily
24 hours check-in available with prior arrangement
check-in time 1pm / check-out time10am
If arriving after 10pm please contact the hostel by email or phone us to arrange a late check-in. Early check-in between 9am to 1pm will depend on room availability.
An identification, confirmation paper and $20 key deposit are required at check-in time

free WiFi 24h (20MB per night), fax/ printing and scanning service, free local calls, computer access during office hours
fully equipped kitchen, pool room, TV room with DVD library, reading area with book exchange
Caf with delicious coffee specialties and snacks at reasonable prices
Free car parking and luggage storage
bike, unicycle, surfboard and boogie-board hire
night manager 24h service

Activity and Location:
Our experienced team will always provide information and support for any of your questions or plans for all kind of activities. A booking agent for Kiwi Experience, whale watching, swimming and kayaking with dolphins and much more is available.
Located in the sea side suburb New Brighton lots of activities can be found:
- a popular bustling pedestrian zone with lots of shops, restaurants and bars!
- the beach with the pier and the library! have a swim, surf, or read and relax, fish or sports,whatever you like!
- the bus stop outside the door with the best connections and an extensive bus network.
- in the surrounding: the Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Cowles Stadium and the casino.

Dorm-, Single-, Twin- or Double room, Family room
with heater in winter
TV in Double room
all rooms equipped with table and chairs
daily cleaning service

The Point Break is looking forward to see you!



6 Union Street New Brighton

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very comfortable and casual, if not super-clean, accomodation. easy access to the beach, surfing. . . very friendly and helpful staff.


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This has been, by far, the best Backpackers I've ever stayed at!! Not only in New Zealand but anywhere. And I've travelled the World, several times. The accommodation is extremely clean, great facilities and excellent value for money. And above all - exceptionally friendly, welcoming staff, who cannot help you enough. If I ever go back to New Zealand I will definitely stay there again and will ensure I recommend it to friends/family/colleagues etc... Kindest regards and wishes Leigh-Ann


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