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Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers

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6.5

Good

131 reviews

131 reviews

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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Auckland Town Hall

270 m

Silo Theatre

340 m

Aotea Square

360 m

Classic Comedy Club

370 m

Myers Park

370 m

Popular landmarks
Sky Tower

650 m

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

720 m

Viaduct Harbour

940 m

Auckland War Memorial Museum

1.9 km

Mount Eden

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
YMCA Auckland City Fitness

160 m

Auckland Central Police Station

220 m

Auckland City Council

300 m

Core collective

350 m

Civic Car Park

410 m

Silverfern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street CBD, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Auckland City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sky Tower. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Auckland

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transport

570 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Kitchen

Laundry service

Value for money6.7
Distance to city center0.3 Km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportAuckland Airport (AKL)
Distance to airport17.4 km

Rooms available at Silverfern Backpackers

Double shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed (Female)
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Double Bed in 10-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Silverfern Backpackers?

Check-in is from 10:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Silverfern Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Silverfern Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 14 NZD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Auckland with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Silverfern Backpackers?

Silverfern Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Silverfern Backpackers?

Sky City Coach Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 570 m away from Silverfern Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Silverfern Backpackers?

Restaurants including Slim Panda Ltd, Greys Ave Deli and Katsura Japanese Cuisine are popular in Silverfern Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Auckland City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Silverfern Backpackers?

Located in the Auckland City Center area, Silverfern Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like Real Groovy, Queens Court and The Third Eye.

What are popular attractions near Silverfern Backpackers?

Guests at Silverfern Backpackers can easily visit Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki located in the Auckland City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Silverfern Backpackers?

Silverfern Backpackers is located in the Auckland City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as KZ1 Yacht, Emily Place Reserve and Saint Marys Bay.

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What people love about Silverfern Backpackers

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Cheap place to stay in Auckland."

    Alxia

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    December 28, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Many tasty restaurants nearby."

    Jenny

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    December 27, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean dorm rooms and spacious kitchen."

    Michelle

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    December 23, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 724 Auckland properties
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Room comfort score
6.3/10
Location score
7.3/10
Room size
22 sqm.
Value for money score
6.7/10
Better than
87
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
79
%
of Auckland properties
Bigger than
79
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
78
%
of Auckland properties
Overall rating:

6.5

Good
131 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Facilities
6.2
Location
7.3
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More about Silverfern Backpackers

More about Silverfern Backpackers

Silverfern Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Auckland, Silverfern Backpackers is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Auckland has to offer. Are you seeking the true Auckland? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Silverfern Backpackers, located merely 650 m from Sky Tower.
At Silverfern Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Auckland is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Silverfern Backpackers.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Silverfern Backpackers are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and in-room video streaming available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms.


Dining and things to do

At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Silverfern Backpackers. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Auckland! A great museum trip can be had at Auckland War Memorial Museum located 1.8 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 92% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 91% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 86% of other accommodations in Auckland.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.2

Most talked about facilities

Internet

10 mentions

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Breakfast

4 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]
  • Taxi service
Location
234 Hobson Street CBD, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
Very good
Location

7.3

Airports

  • Auckland Airport (AKL)
    17.4 km
  • Whitianga Airport (WTZ)
    81.9 km

Public transportation

  • Sky City Coach Terminal
    580 m
  • Auckland Dockline Tram
    1.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Great Wall Health Centre
    470 m

Shopping

  • Queen Street
    3.2 km

Convenience store

  • Kiwi Hypermart
    570 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    50 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sky Tower
    650 m
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
    720 m
  • Viaduct Harbour
    940 m
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
    1.9 km
  • Mount Eden
    2.5 km
  • Auckland Zoo
    3.7 km
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    5.3 km
  • Cornwall Park
    11.2 km
  • Rangitoto Island
    11.5 km
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island
    30.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • YMCA Auckland City Fitness
    160 m
  • Auckland Central Police Station
    220 m
  • Auckland Town Hall
    270 m
  • Auckland City Council
    300 m
  • Silo Theatre
    340 m
  • Core collective
    350 m
  • Aotea Square
    360 m
  • Classic Comedy Club
    370 m
  • Myers Park
    370 m
  • Made in Nippon
    390 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from10:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee19 NZD
  • Distance from city center0.3 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 21
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2011
  • Most recent renovation2011

Parking

  • Daily parking fee14 NZD

Reviews of Silverfern Backpackers from real guests

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Cleanliness6.3
Facilities6.2
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service6.5
Value for money6.7
High score for Auckland
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9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (14)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (52)
Time of the year
Mar - May (31)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (44)
Dec - Feb (28)
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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Isle Of Man
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

An Enjoyable Stay”

I had a good time at Silverfern, the staff were super helpful and friendly, bedroom was nice and clean with other interesting guests. The kitchen was large with good appliances and equipment. Toilets and showers were clean and well maintained. Location is good near main bus terminal and Sky Tower. This seems to be one of the best hostels in Auckland.

Reviewed October 09, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Ooi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Such a nice stay”

I stayed at here for 2 nights. The place wasn't difficult to find, and it is near to the Intercity bus terminal, lots of restaurants shops at there too within 5-10 min walking distance. The staff were very helpful as they will ask us either we need anything or not. The room is clean too. A lot of facilities in the guesthouse, they even have TV room and computers for guests to use it. Their shared bathroom and kitchen was big enough. Will recommend this place to other friends if they go to Auckland next time.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Hannah from New Zealand
Business traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Location Excellent”

I had a short business trip in Auckland and this hostel was ideal. Good level of facilities and comfortable mattresses. Staff were most helpful and patient with my many questions. I shall use again on future trips to Auckland.

Reviewed June 29, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Dorian
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Best Value for Money”

Nice and friendly staff. Super fast free wifi, rooms and bathrooms very clean with plenty of hot water. Location good only a few minutes walk to Queen Street. Good value and good long term rates for those staying in Auckland.

Reviewed May 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Danielle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Close to bus terminals”

I enjoyed meeting other travellers here, staff were very kind. Bedrooms were neat and tidy, bathroom was large and spacious very clean. Kitchen had good cooking utensils and had good storage fridges. This is for sure one of the better hostels in Auckland.

Reviewed November 22, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Ellie from United Kingdom
Couple
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Good hostel”

Cheap, clean, helpful

Only about 5-10 min walk to the main city, cheapest hostel we found in Auckland and was clean. Facilities all good also.

Reviewed February 10, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Alxia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Cheap place to stay”

Cheap place to stay in Auckland. Clean ,tidy good facilities. Easy parking facilities on site.

Reviewed December 28, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Cleo from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Could be perfect but..”

...but the way they handle the reservations sucks. The discount price on internet is only "usable" once. Meaning that if you want to extend one day (like a lot of backpackers do) you gotta pay the full price, they won't let you book online again to get the discount because you're not considered a new guest anymore. And also they add a charge when you pay credit card. Apart from that the hostel is great, the dorms are a little sad but everything is functional and showers are amazing such as the kitchen. It was a good stay overall but a little warning before about the way you guys handle booking would be nice.

Reviewed September 04, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Yvonne from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Good location”

Centrally located for town

This is a good, modern and clean backpacker place to stay, the staff were very helpful and it was centrally located for town. I would stay there again.

Reviewed October 08, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Comfortable, clean and quiet.”

Comfortable, clean and quiet.

This is what I think a backpackers should be like. The bathrooms and kitchen were clean and spacious. The rooms quiet and comfortable. Good internet, friendly staff and a lovely peaceful atmosphere. It's a bit of an uphill walk from town but we'll worth the effort. We were charged a $10.60 fee because we booked an extra night online while staying at the hostel. I didn't know about this rule. Also staff wanted to charge us $20 for proof that we were staying there (for opening our NZ bank account) otherwise excellent value.

Reviewed March 16, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Lovely quiet clean hostel. ”

Peaceful, clean and spacious.

This is what I think a backpackers should be like. The bathrooms and kitchen were clean and spacious. The rooms quiet and comfortable. Good internet, friendly staff and a lovely peaceful atmosphere. It's a bit of an uphill walk from town but we'll worth the effort.

Reviewed March 16, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Great little hostel, in the city , close to most of the main attractions. Only a short walk from the bus station. Clean dorm rooms and spacious kitchen. Good wall art.

Reviewed December 24, 2019

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6.4
Good
Mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Average”

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.

Reviewed May 05, 2016

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6.0
Albert from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Double Bed in 10-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Central & pretty basic, but relative to the cost.”

Centrally Located, Friendly Staff, Reasonably cheap parking

It was neither great nor bad. It was reasonably easy to find and central to the city which is what I required for a one night stay after arriving into Auckland from overseas.

Reviewed October 17, 2013

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3.6
Natasha from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Stay somewhere else if you can”

It was OK after the initial shock of the first night, but I still wouldn't recommend staying here. The staff weren't friendly and they always looked miserable. The kitchen and bathrooms were gross, and they charge you for as many things as they can. You have to pay $2 for the privilege of using a mug! The management leaves whiny, passive-aggressive notes everywhere. The beds were terrible and the other backpackers were always very loud, even after midnight. Oh, and they charge for wifi despite clearly advertising "free wifi!" on many websites. After staying in the nearby Haka Lodge the previous month, where I had a fantastic experience for the same price, there's no reasons for hostels to still be like Silverfern. You can provide a quality, clean, and friendly hostel experience to your guests and still make a profit - Silverfern needs to realize this.

Reviewed March 26, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Marion
Business traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Best Option”

Medium size hostel in good location near close to main sites such as Sky Tower, Aotea Square, Queen St, Ponsonby etc. Large kitchen with good utensils, fast wifi included for free, pool table, chill out zones and clean bathrooms. Bed was comfortable and plenty of power points in the room.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gerald from United Kingdom
Couple
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Best Hostel So Far”

Had a fantastic time here, staff were super friendly, dorm was large and spacious. Hostel had its own car park, free unlimited wifi was provided. Bathroom facilities were cleaned regularly, kitchen was spotless, this is what a hostel should be like. Well impressed

Reviewed November 22, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
BHAVINKUMAR from India
Family with young children
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 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.

Reviewed March 11, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Jim from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Great Choice”

Good hostel in a very central location, close to cafes and restaurants. Has own car park onsite and is close to start of motorways. Room was vey clean, good facilities throughout the hostel and staff were very helpful.

Reviewed June 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Clean & Comfortable”

Location very central, short walk to Sky Tower and Casino. Many tasty restaurants nearby. Rooms tidy and staff friendly.

Reviewed December 28, 2019

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