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Silver Fern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting hostel, nice to meet other travellers, hostel has nice pictures on the walls, bedrooms clean and spacious. Bathrooms were clean, overall the hostel is one of the better ones in Auckland. Staff were efficient and looked after the place well.

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

So here is another installment of my Auckland backpackers and places missions. So we booked 2 beds in a dorm over new years. We arrived and the dude on the desk was pretty cold and just did his thing . Needs more customer service skills. Gave us our sheets and pillows and we rocked to our room. Our room was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Booked a week ahead of time, took my credit card details. Ring him up to confirm booking the day of departure. "No sorry we do not have that name booked in" what a complete waste of my time and money. Cant even tell me what he did with my credit card details.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Worst hostel I've been in since I'm in Auckland. On hostelworld, it says that there is Wi-Fi and lockers, but everything has to be paid for. I'm in a twelve beds dorm, and there is like 2 plugs for 4 bunk beds (so eight people). There are used tissues, empty plastic bottle and biscuit package on the floor of the... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Do you enjoy being around drunks? Do you enjoy the smell of stale air and mould? Do you enjoy having to step over vomit to get to the shared toilets? Then this place is for you! My boyfriend and I stayed 1 night at SilverFern Backpackers in Auckland over the long weekend. We slept in a double bedroom with an... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights when i first arrived in NZ. Late check in was painful, even though I had emailed them the week before as requested. Dirty facilities in what felt like a shady part of town. Not worth the money, pay a little extra somewhere else and get a lot better.

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1 Thank Jess S
Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This Hostel, very good locate in the downtown of Auckland, will let you to walk to almost any place you want. But, the cleaning of the rooms was a disaster. If you are thinking to staying more than three days, maybe you should look other place. The smell of my room was almost unbearable. I hope that they can improve... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Initially, the place felt cold and unwelcoming. The lady ( 20-25 english, brown hair) was very polite and helpful. We wanted to see how the place looked before we went ahead with our booking, which I am extremely glad we did! Once we entered the communial area, we were disgusted! There was a group of around 10 people, clearly on... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Did not refund my payment even though I did not stay but cancelled my booking. Even if it is one of their rules, I don't think it should be. Plans change and you would think they would be more flexible considering this.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Trip Advisor won't let me post my actual review which is a scathing attack on this establishment due to its terrible facilities and general lack of control over guests activities. Smoking indoors was permitted (not just cigarettes), the toilets and showers were filthy and the Internet was expensive and poor quality. Would not recommend at all.

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