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Silverfern Backpackers Reviews

234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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380 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Room was extremely hot and messy cause of some live ins. Not enough power points in the room. Area is a bit dodgy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am sorry , some of our long term guests can become untidy. There are plenty of power points in the rooms, some may be behind the beds.


Great little hostel with nice guests and staff. Safe

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Wayne for your response.


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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

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