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County Wexford, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to some seriously third-world countries it's quite something for this place to have been able to claim the prize for worst hostel I've ever been to. The place is rife with bed-bugs and the kitchen absolutely crawling with cockroaches while their advertisement of free wifi is misleading in the extreme. The staff, and the manager in particular, are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Staff are very unhelpful and unfriendly with regards to where things are in the city and when checking in. Beds are not made and duvets are not provided so you have to ask for blankets separately. Kitchen was disgusting to cook in and a complete mess. I would not recommend staying at this hostel!!

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Thank Ruth H
StaffSilverfern, Front Office Manager at Silver Fern Backpackers, responded to this review

Staff are very helpful with local information, we have one whole wall dedicated with information on local places to visit plus free maps. You are a backpacker staying in a dorm, you make the bed yourself that way we know that no one else has slept in that bed, only are private rooms are beds made for you. Our kitchen... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been bitten by bed bugs on the first night (30-40 bites all over my body, mostly on my face and neck) which totally ruined my holiday as I couldn't go out for two days due to the allergic reaction I had. When I reported it the next morning, the stuff did not seemed at all surprised. The girl from... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The hostel there are a good localization and good accomodations and comum area,, however the staff are terrible. So impolite and unhappy. We had a bad time there sharing 5 days with those people because we are so happy and there the only thing that we had were impolite times without smile and amenities maners. Certanly, they need change the... More 

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Thank Cammila m
StaffSilverfern, Public Relations Manager at Silver Fern Backpackers, responded to this review

I work here , I am happy, so are the other staff members!, More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Bed bugs. Don't go there for your health, it's absolutely disgusting everywhere. Bed bugs on the rooms, coackroachs in the kitchen. The smell when you get there is hideous. The linen they give you are smelly and old. We have been there with my 2friends for one night and have been bitten by bed bugs, and I saw at least... More 

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Thank Christine C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came from Sydney to Auckland on a late flight. So in my booking I mentioned that we would like a late check inwich is 10$ extra each. When we arrived nobody was at reception and if it wasn't for a helpfull guest we would not get in because nobody was at reception and nobody was picking... More 

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Thank Dennis Dutoit
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Worst hostel I have ever been to. The staff were rude the room was stuffy and dark as it was in the basement the smell was awful and it cost us more than nomads or base. The area we were told by someone from the Auckland was dangerous and it was a long walk to the centre of the city.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The staff isn't nice, the kitchen is OK but not really clean, the laundry is quite expensive (you pay 9$ for the soap, the laundry, and the dryer), beds are ok and the room quite clean (14 people in a room with backpackers it is obviously messy) but I got bitten by god knows what insect, the wifi isn't free.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The 10 bed dorm was as to be expected for what you pay, basic average bunks but clean. The facilities were fine. I'm not a fan of kitchens that lock up at a certain time. Maybe not such a big issue but I was ill and just wanted to boil some water to make a lemsip. Okay if you need... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Convenient location for walking around, but it isn't anything special. The rooms were fine but the kitchen wasn't kept very clean. Wifi also was pretty slow, so you're better off walking to the library :) There are definitely better hostels in the CBD compared to this one, but if it's your only option it's just fine

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Additional Information about Silver Fern Backpackers

Address: 234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $20 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Fern Backpackers 2*
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