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Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

Level 1, 102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst stay of our lives, and that's saying alot as we have stayed in backpackers around the world. The beds had springs sticking right through. Had a sleepless night. The broken window meant we couldn't shut out the screaming from the bungee jumpers outside the window. No refund policy meant the 3 days we booked couldn't be refunded. Staff were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stayd 3 nights in a private double room with ensuite,no window.Room was adequate and quiet enough and I wasn't bothered about no window.It was very very hot though and the little fan did offer some relief .The room was cleanish but the sheets had stains and didn't seem clean.Staff were friendly and Nishi gave me a good deal and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In Auckland CBD, has an extremely convenient location (close to the InterCity bus terminal, across the street from the Sky Tower, near the Art Museum and Airbus pickup stops). There’s the grocery and lots of restaurant/bars right around the corner. As an Hostel, it's clean: female toilets and showers were very clean (especially on the first floor). The kitchen is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed in a few hostels in Auckland and this was by far the cheapest. With a great central location opposite the Sky Tower and around the corner from a few supermarkets it is very convenient. There are plenty of bars around as it is just off Queen Street. The beds aren't the comfiest so be prepared, showers are warm... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I stayed at the Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers in Auckland for two nights over the weekend just been and I was highly disappointed. I slept in a double room with an ensuite which I had paid $90 a night for. There were only 3 positives I could think of. * The location was central to the local attractions I was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed in a lot of different places. Some of them not exactly impressive. I have pretty low standards all in all when it comes to places and yet Surf 'N' Snow managed to not even meet my expectations.. The rooms was sparse, pipes going through the rooms with no ac or fan. The male bathroom had no soap dispenser... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My partner and I got back from our holiday and needed to stay in Auckland for one night. As soon as we entered the room, we couldn't believe what we see. Literally 4 walls, one twin awfully smelling bed, pipes above our heads and one broken fan. There was 40 degrees in the room during night, we couldn't sleep at... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

No water during the stay, 68 NZD for an awfull room, without windows and the bed full of hairs... no manager available and no reaction to our letter to the management. For only 10 Dollars more you can get easily a nice hotelroom!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for what was meant to be a four night stay to find a car and plan our travel route around new zealand. It was our first night in a hostel and it has made us nevet want to stay in a hostel again!!! The beds were not made, it took the reception/cleaners to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

There is not a lot to say about this place other than its dirty and the actully rent couches out for people to sleep on.They do not have and compassion or dignity.Health and safety of this buildng should have closed it down a long time ago.The birds what fly into the kitchen are a nice touch if you like to... More 

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