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Silver Fern Backpackers
Ranked #77 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for 1 night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have stayed in better hostels; however for the one night I was there it was fine. But definitely a no thrills hostel. It was clean, and the rooms were fairly spacious. It was reasonably cheap so in that respect it is great value. There was free breakfast, the usual basics: toast and cereal.
The kitchen space is limited, and lots of washing up was pilling up on the sides so I opted to eat out.
I stayed in a dorm of 10, and had the top bunk; there were no ladders to get up top. So when I went to bed I found myself struggling to get up in the dark (not wanting to turn on the light as quite a few people were sleeping). There is no space to lock your bags away, which isn’t too much of an issue as I have a lock on mine. It did mean that people had left their bags open across the floor. The location is fairly good, only a 10 minute walk into the heart. I think for one or two nights this hostel is good value, but I would not have wanted to spend long there.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martin J
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Chester
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

A good, clean hostel, with friendly staff. Nothing exceptional about the place but it's reasonably well located, and you get breakfast included. The Kitchen and bathroom facilites were good, and I stated above everything was clean. Though I'm unsure why you need to request a blanket, rather than just being given a sheet to sleep under.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

This hostel was the first stay for four friends and myself on our two week New Zealand adventure. We were upgraded to a 8 bed dorm which had no one else in it. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was spotless and the showers were hot. You get a free 15 minute internet voucher when you check in. Very nice place. Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Malekei
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Alrewas
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9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Easier to just do a list of things:
No heating any where
The guy who runs/part owns it is just plain arrogant and not interested in anything except takin your money.
Went for breakfast 08.55 it finishes at 09.00 I tell him there's no bread left he says it's 9 and finished!
TV room is freezing as they have air con on all the time and only lows cold, ask for a heater and he looks at you as thou you are from another planet.
I could go on but it's all gloom so go else where.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

This hostel is in a great location for exploring Auckland, less than 10 minutes to the sky tower, Queens Street and the K-Road. Free breakfast and wifi included. The kitchen and bathroom facilities were great but the dorm rooms were cramped and so so hot! I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and there seemed to be a lot of long term residents whose stuff was strewn everywhere, this wasn't a one off as I stayed at the Silver Fern twice due to the good price and location and this was the case on both occasions. They also charge a $50 key deposit so bear that in mind and make sure you have some cash handy.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michelle p
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Bradford
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

The hostel was really easy to find and in a good location, only 10 minute walk from Sky Tower. It was really clean and very well organised, especially in the kitchen. The bathroom facilities were almost hotel standard as well.

We only had a few niggles really. The hostel charge you for everything, I mean every little thing, but that's not uncommon in hostels really. The rooms were quite hot due to the amount of people in some of the dorms. The social side was a bit lacking, but that depends on what you want from a hostel.

I would recommend the hostel without a doubt, but not if you're up for partying.... ;-p

Chris and Amy x

Room Tip: Book in advance, theres lots of longterms in this hostel looking for apartments
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris W
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Corsica, France
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

I stayed 2 night at Silverfern Backpacker in the 8 beds dorms. The backpackers has been renovated recently and is really nice inside. Toilets and shower are really clean and the bathrooms are spacious. The kitchen is big and offers all you need to cook a great meal and share it with people. There is a TV room and a living room to chill out.
The backpacker is really well located and the staff is friendly.
I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Silver Fern Backpackers
Address: 234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Ranked #77 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
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Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Fern Backpackers 2*
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