Good 6.6
Based on 75 reviews

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About Silverfern Backpackers


Located in the lovely area of Auckland City Center, Silverfern Backpackers enjoys a commanding position in the restaurants, sightseeing, shopping hub of Auckland. Situated only 0.3 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Auckland Town Hall, Silo Theatre, Myers Park.

At Silverfern Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as daily housekeeping, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, heating, soundproofing, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including billiards, games room, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Silverfern Backpackers is a smart choice for travelers to Auckland, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • games room

Food & beverage

  • BBQ facilities
  • vending machine
  • shared kitchen


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • library
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 3-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.3 Km
Distance to Airport: 22. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 3 NZD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 21
Parking Fee (per day): 12 NZD
Reception Open Until: 10:30 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 35
Year Hotel Built: 2011
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.6
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 7.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.2
  • Service 6.5
  • Value for Money 7.0
  • Food/Dining 6.0

Mark S.
United Kingdom
May 05, 2016
The place is ok. It's grubby and the dorm smells a bit because people are living there full time. It's fine for a night and I don't know why you would stay in Auckland any longer anyways because it's boring.

katrien P.
New Zealand
March 19, 2016
stay away from this place
I got allergies from that place, and I have never had allergies in my life! The sheets feel dirty And te worst thing is the smell. The hole hostel smells like feet, stinky feet. (The windows can't open either) Don't go there

Myrissa Y.
United States
February 13, 2016
Way overcrowded
Staying at this Hostel makes you feel like cattle in a barn. They try to cram way too many people into too small of a space. I'm not just talking about the rooms. The facilities were always crowded with too many people. And they charge you for every little extra thing possible.

December 15, 2015
Value for money hostel
Location, Value for money and cleanliness
It was a short stay but definitely will come back. Value for money and it's near supermarket for muslim to get their groceries. Ample parking space if you're driving.

samantha C.
November 25, 2015
Wouldn't stay again
We arrived at 3.30 when reception opened and didn't get into our room until an hour later, waiting for very slow staff to check in people and organise rooms. We booked online and prepaid but this got confused during check in and they asked us to pay another (larger) room rate. Once we sorted out the problems and got into our room we found the pillows were totally flat and empty, the bed was very uncomfortable and our room was right next to the street which meant we listened to noise all night. The hostel itself had some noisy party goers inside so we struggled to sleep. The wifi wasn't working and when it was fixed it was very slow. The staff were friendly but very slow and seemed confused the whole time. The whole hostel is old, worn out, cramped and narrow. Wouldn't stay again or recommend.

Marcin Z.
October 30, 2015
Backapackers factory
Cheap and many hangout spots
It's terrible place with many backpackers and low quality standards. Kitchen its closed after 10pm. Reception always dissapear. Old beds without ladder. Dirty pillow. Pay for everything - low quality internet, all atractions (billard etc.), document about staying.

Hsueh L.
June 23, 2015
Perfect location
Perfect location

Anucha S.
May 05, 2015
worst staff
the shower
When you have to start off your trip with a 4-and-a-half-hour wait and a 15-minute argument with the manager about what you thought you paid for and what your actually getting and he basically tells you it's none of his problem, you know it's gonna ruin your trip. don't do it. not worth it. unless you are travelling by yourself, i suggest you go to an actual hotel instead.

Santosh S.
April 18, 2015
Unpleasant experience
Very cheap, central location, tidy washroom
Receptionist was away on my arrival and I had to wait for a long time to get the keys. Kitchen and even the dormitory was very untidy becase the rubbish was not removed regularly.

ShiHan S.
April 05, 2015
T'was okay.
The people you'll meet. :)
Not bad, met great travellers there.