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Silverfern Backpackers

"I had a short business trip in Auckland and this hostel was ideal."

Hannah - June 28, 2018
Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom Silverfern Backpackers
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Silverfern Backpackers

234 Hobson Street CBD, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Sky Tower
Within 650 m of property
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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
7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 570 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Auckland

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money6.7
Distance to city center0.3 Km
Location rating7.2
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.

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What people love about Silverfern Backpackers

  • 10.0 Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were most helpful and patient with my many questions."

    Hannah

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    June 28, 2018

  • 10.0 Exceptional
    Location

    "Has own car park onsite and is close to start of motorways."

    Jim

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    June 23, 2018

  • 10.0 Exceptional

    "This is for sure one of the better hostels in Auckland."

    Danielle

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    November 22, 2018

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Room comfort score
6.2/10
Room size
22 sqm.
Value for money score
6.7/10
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Overall rating:
6.5
Good
132 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Facilities
6.2
Location
7.2
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What travelers say they love:
Hostel had its own car park, free unlimited wifi was provide...
Gerald from United Kingdom
Couple
More about Silverfern Backpackers

More about Silverfern Backpackers

Renovated in 2011, the Silverfern Backpackers guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Auckland for business or pleasure. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: 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. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like daily housekeeping, laundromat, postal service, kitchen, facilities for disabled guests.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's billiards, games room are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Silverfern Backpackers is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Auckland.

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Most talked about facilities

Internet
11 mentions
Housekeeping
10 mentions
Breakfast
4 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

10.0 Exceptional
Staff 

"I enjoyed meeting other travellers here, staff were very kin..."

Danielle

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November 22, 2018

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Reviews of Silverfern Backpackers from real guests

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Cleanliness6.3
Facilities6.2
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality6.2
Service6.5
Value for money6.7
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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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