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Silver Fern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was ok accommodation that suited us as we were out all day and most evenings shopping, at a conference and at an awards evening. The entrance to this place nearly put us off as people hanging around outside smoking and the reception is old with unfriendly staff. Our actual room was clean, smelled ok and had enough space. We... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a few weeks in a 6 bed dorm. Beds were comfortable enough, bathrooms were really nice and always clean. Kitchen facilities were fine. Free wifi included with a weeks stay, couldn't connect in the room, only in the public areas, but that wasn't a huge issue. At first we thought the hostel was in the middle of no-where,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for few months this year while working in Auckland. Nice hostel, central location good value for money still one of the cheapest in Auckland. Cozy atmosphere, easy to make new friends considering that the majority of guests are long termers. Nice to hang with people in the common areas like lounge, tv room, games room and bbq area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value , hostel is located in very central location with easy access to all motorways, North,south and west. Has big carpark and friendly staff. Manager very efficient told me about Ellerslie car market where I bought a great van. Rooms are very clean, staff work very hard , hostel is very popular with longterm workers, and these guys know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here over the Rolling Stones concert. It is a very popular hostel in a convenient location near the main transit centre. The rooms were spacious and clean, lots of Germans, French, Italians seem to of made this their home. Lounge facilities were very good, kitchen spacious with 2 ovens and gas hobs. Bathrooms were tidy and seemed to be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was ok. The reception looked like Seattle in the 1990s - a bunch of drunk and stoned kids who havent showered wearing black and flannel. But the worst thing was the shower. Despite the claims from the person who checked us in that they had "just cleaned the shower" (why this would be necessary to say, I don't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never write reviews but this place was so shockingly bad that I feel the need to warn others. I have so many complaints about this place I don't know where to begin. If you think I’m making it up, just read the other reviews on this site that aren’t written by the staff themselves trying to cover it up.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Though this hostel is situated in city center, that is really the only good thing I can say about it (and really, the location isn't that great). Reception are unhelpful at best, make no effort to make you feel welcome, and give you the bare minimum in information. The place lacks a friendly environment/atmosphere like most other hostels I've been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here over the weekend, the bedrooms were spacious and clean. Even though the hostel was busy the receptionists were very helpful and gave good tips for things to do in Auckland. The lounges were great as we were able to drink our own beers, unlike Nomads and Base which charge you inflated prices at their bars. The BBQ... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Between me and my partner we have stayed in a lot of different hostels and I can by far say this was the worst for service and cleanliness. The staff were all rude and useless especially the owner/manager. The rooms all smelt unbelievably awful and the bathrooms were covered in mould. The internet never works you would be lucky to... More 

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StaffSilverfern, Guest Relations Manager at Silver Fern Backpackers, responded to this review

Our bathrooms are very clean, some guests may be smelly, if you choose to be in a dorm you have to accept that, same if people snore. Wifi can get over loaded if everyone is on it. We are changing to Fibre Optics and we will be the first hostel in Auckland with it. More 

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Address: 234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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