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Silver Fern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mannheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don´t feel very welcome if you arrive the silver fern hostel. Perhaps it was because I was too early for check-in. I met a very bored staff member at the reception who even didn´t look up to me when I arrived but continued reading his book. After I introduced myself he answered very shortly that check-in is at 11... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place was not a great hostel. It was a bed but the rooms were dirty, the internet was awful and there was only one staff member that actually smiled at me over my three day stay. I was given the wrong key after a half hour wait and then had to wait another 20 minutes to be given the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was there and I wish I could say the internet is bad, but there is no internet connection. I stayed there for 2 nights and I booked only because of the internet, but there are more than 20 shared rooms and a internet server for only 20 users!!! Awful! The noise is terrible even to a backpacker. Saturday, until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was recommended this hostel by the I-site staff who said it was one of the best in Auckland. They were correct, friendly staff, well maintained, good kitchen and bathrooms. Bedrooms were spacious and clean with good door locks. Location is central near Sky city casino and Aotea Square. The airport bus passes near by. Wi-Fi was free and quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Good location close to main bus station. Staff were helpful able to book a trip to Hobbiton and be picked up on site. Hostel was clean and comfortable , the lounges were nice and had nice pictures on the walls. Other guests were very friendly , seems a lot of people stay here if they get jobs in Auckland. Wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was a clean and friendly hostel with very comfortable beds. Good layout with lots of facilities. The kitchen was very spacious with plenty of fridge space. Location is good near Aotea Square and many food courts and cafes nearby. It's not too noisy but police cars do zoom down the road outside with their sirens on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here, good location next to city centre and Sky Tower. Big supermarkets close by. The hostel has a good job desk and I was able to get work straight away. You are allowed to bring in your own alcohol as long as you drink in the common areas and not the bedrooms. Wifi was acceptable, worked... More 

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Clive, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We booked this place about a week before our stay for a concert, and booked a private family room with ensuite for $110 a night for two nights which seemed like a fair deal. Me, my mother, and sister arrived and were served by a young foreign girl, assuming she was an intern, and were given our keys and went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a week, found it to be clean and safe. Good security throughout building. Staff helpful and efficient. Good amenities and clean bedrooms. Wi-Fi good., but you need to be near main lounge for best reception. Outside courtyard is a good place for a beer and a smoke, had a good BBQ over Xmas. I think best hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

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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