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Silverfern Backpackers Reviews

234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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375 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 62%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Kitchen's dirty, not friendly staff. We stayed for 2nights and when we wanted to book for one more night, they charge us an extra 10nzd, because that's the price for staying just one night. The thing is we stayed 3. I've should have read the comments before booking here, they are right. Auckland is not that big, any other choices are better than this.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry Aida all the cheap beds had been sold for the day you wanted to extend on, so you would of been upgraded to a smaller room. Staff weren't able to accommodate your wishes doesn't mean they are unfriendly.


So disgusting, there were flies everywhere but especially in the kitchen. Dirty kitchen in general. No toiletpaper, soap etc. Really smelly commonroom. Slept in dorm with a 62-year old alcoholic homeless man. Not recommended for backpackers who plan to meet other backpackers in Auckland.

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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The man you are describing is not an alcoholic or homeless, he is a New Zealander builder and has every right to stay in a hostel. There is plenty of soap and toilet paper, the kitchen is clean, you are a very silly girl.


Stayed in a 12 bed dorm and it was absolutely boiling, one tiny wall fan for 12 people was ridiculous. Staff weren't particularly friendly especially the man on front desk. Not a bad location, 5 min walk onto queen street. Lots of other better hostels to stay in Auckland


Need your earplugs for this one is you want to get any sleep. Start of the motorway is very close so there is endless traffic for about 20 hours/day and the guests party into the early hours with no consideration for others.

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