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    Nearest transport:
  • Sky City Coach Terminal (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Auckland International Airport (17.3 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Good location", "Lovely service", "Value for money"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Civic Theatre (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Smith & Caughey's Queen Street (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Sky Tower (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Skycity Casino (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)

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Silverfern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street CBD, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand 1010 (Show on map)

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November 25, 2015 - November 27, 2015 | 2 nights
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12-Bed Dormitory
USD 16.35 14.22
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8-Bed Dormitory
USD 16.35 15.92
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Limited rooms available!
6-Bed Dormitory
USD 18.31 17.06
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Our last room!
6-Bed Female Only Dormitory
USD 19.62 17.06
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Our last 5 rooms
4-Bed Dormitory
USD 19.62 19.34
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Features of Silverfern Backpackers

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • BBQ facilities
  • daily housekeeping
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • games room


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Hostel Description
Renovated in 2011, the Silverfern Backpackers guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Auckland ...see more Renovated in 2011, the Silverfern Backpackers guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Auckland for business or pleasure. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.3 Km away, and it normally takes about 35 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Auckland Town Hall, Silo Theatre, Myers Park give to this hotel a special charm.

At Silverfern Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Daily housekeeping, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park are just a few of the facilities that set Silverfern Backpackers apart from other hotels in the city.

Guests can choose from 21 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the billiards, games room. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Silverfern Backpackers.
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samantha C. Couples
Australia, 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. Solo travelers
Poland, 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.
Santosh S. Solo travelers
India, 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.
Anucha S. Groups
Thailand, 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.
ShiHan S. Solo travelers
Singapore, April 05, 2015
T'was okay.

The people you'll meet. :)
Not bad, met great travellers there.
Stephane G. Couples
France, March 14, 2015
Avoid - Bed bugs and Worst personal ever.

Near city center
BHAVINKUMAR P. Families with young children
India, March 11, 2015
Very bad experience. The reception guy is very bad

Don't prefere any body this hotel. Because the reception guy is not co operate. Behaviour is very bad. So pls pls pls don't prefere any body. That's it
Don't prefere any body this hotel. Because the reception guy is not co operate. Behaviour is very bad. So pls pls pls don't prefere any body. That's it Because I have very bad experience with my family.
ruth F. Couples
Philippines, March 10, 2015
it was so hot...

the location
it was so hot. and we booked for a double bed room and gave us a single 2 beds. and the room was Sooooo HOT!
Branden S. Solo travelers
United States of America, February 24, 2015
Decent area.. rough college dorm feel

my first hostel - didn't really know what to expect, but after staying at others, the best thing was the location in the city/proximity to downtown and parks
It was a little underwhelming - I stayed at others throughout New Zealand afterward and each was better than this one. There was definitively something rank about the basement area, the sheet and pillow quality were the worst I got in 9 hostels in NZ and it was on a slightly sketchy street. That being said - I slept that night and that was the point for me.
Hsueh L. Couples
Malaysia, June 23, 2015
Perfect location

Perfect location

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