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6.5
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7.2
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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Auckland Central Police Station220 m
  • Auckland Town Hall270 m
  • Auckland City Council300 m
  • Silo Theatre340 m
  • Classic Comedy Club370 m
  • Myers Park370 m
  • Real Groovy370 m
  • Real Groovy Records400 m
  • Pitt Street Methodist Church410 m
  • Edge410 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Silverfern Backpackers

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

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 7 hours ago

    "I had a good time at Silverfern, the staff were super helpful and friendly, bedroom was nice and clean with other interesting guests."
    Amanda - October 9, 2016
    Good service
    6.4 rating for service
    Good cleanliness
    6.3 rating for cleanliness
    • 540 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Auckland

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Auckland in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 3,360 Auckland properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    6.2/10
    Review score - United States
    5.2/10
    Value for money score
    6.7/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
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    Value for money6.7
    Distance to city center0.3 Km
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportAuckland Airport (AKL)
    Distance to airport17.0 km

    Rooms available at Silverfern Backpackers

    Bed in 6-Bed (Female)
    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
    Double Room Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double shared bathroom
    Double shared bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Shared Bathroom
    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
    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 6-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Double Bed in 6-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Double Bed in 8-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Double Bed in 8-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    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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    1 Double Bed in 10-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    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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    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    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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    What people love about Silverfern Backpackers

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Good hostel in a very central location, close to cafes and restaurants."

      Jim

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      June 24, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Kitchen had good cooking utensils and had good storage fridges."

      Danielle

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      November 22, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

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

      Danielle

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      November 22, 2018

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    6.4
    Good

    "Just 15 min walk to the cbd, good internet and bathrooms and..."

    Pilar

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    November 3, 2018

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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
    Spaciousness

    "Bedrooms were neat and tidy, bathroom was large and spacious..."

    Danielle

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    November 22, 2018

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    Reviews of Silverfern Backpackers from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.2
    Good
    From 653 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (125)Booking.com Reviews (412)
    Rating via Agoda6.5
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    Cleanliness6.3
    Facilities5.9
    Location7.2
    Room comfort and quality6.2
    Service6.4
    Value for money6.7
    High score for Auckland
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    9+ Exceptional (19)
    8-9 Excellent (11)
    7-8 Very Good (14)
    6-7 Good (16)
    <6 Below Expectation (52)
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    Mar - May (32)
    Jun - Aug (12)
    Sep - Nov (44)
    Dec - Feb (24)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marion
    Business traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dorian
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ooi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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
    3.2
    scott from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed in 8-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Do not stay here, ever”

    this place was filthy, smelly, and on top of it very strict rules regarding how and when you could use the facilities. I checked in they gave me the sheets to put on the bed, myself, then I got to the room, it was hot with still air, and reaked of body odour. I walked out and went to the Grafton, very nice place. silverfern is basically a homeless shelter.

    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hannah from New Zealand
    Business traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jim from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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
    5.6
    Marina from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed in 8-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    soooooo hoooot”

    The room was ridiculously hot. 2 people checked out few hours later but the room was quite clean. I haven't been in the kitchen tho but the living area was basic. It's a bit of a stroll to the center but not easily doable. Security cameras everywhere and clean bathroom/showers.

    Reviewed March 23, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Jonas from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Good”

    I extend my stay in the hostel for two days. When I was asking if I can stay in the same room, the manager said to me that I normally have to extend my stay direct at the reception. I didn't knew that and the manager said it is ok. When I was checking out I had to pay 21NZ$ additionally to the hostel for my online extention booking. What a joke!!! But that was the onliest bad thing here. Good people, good facilities.

    Reviewed March 10, 2018
    3.2
    Ho from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed in 8-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    A bad experience”

    Basically it is a disaster. - Poor services (The receptionist was away for a long time but you can reach him. Understandable because seems he is the only staff for that hostel.) - Poor roommates. When I was first arrived the 8-bed dorm, I felt a very bad smell and found rubbish all on the floor. I asked if there is anyone using an apparently empty bed. The people said "no" and then continued to play loud for music. Without a second thought, I decided to change room. - Poor room. Basically I felt allergic and itchy all over the night and I couldn't sleep.

    Reviewed December 31, 2016
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    BHAVINKUMAR from India
    Family with young children
    1 Double Bed in 8-Double 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
    6.0
    Chan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Can have a better choice ”

    free wifi (limited data), near to convenience stores, budget

    Limited free wifi is provided, quite noisy at night as it is just on the main car road, basic shared bathroom and toilet, 10 minutes walk to the city centre, bu is hard walk if with heavy luggage as the roads are sloppy.

    Reviewed September 15, 2014
    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
    8.3
    Excellent
    Dongwei from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed in 6-Double Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    lovely place except the traffic noise”

    great location, mb free wifi, lovely service, helpful suggestions from staff, clean common area

    the staff are friendly and efficient. the common area like toilet, shower room, kicken and lounge are clean. the only set-back is the traffic noise. a thick curtain might help to block the noise, or bring your own ear plugs with you.

    Reviewed November 26, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Wai from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    very clean with helpful staff”

    good value for money

    Overall the stay was pleasant with very clean toilets However it was quite a distance away from the intercity bus stops..and the path on the way to the accommodation was a little dodgy at night. Otherwise everything was good

    Reviewed September 21, 2012
    6.4
    Good
    Phoebe from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good”

    dope location, not too bad for meeting people but a lot of people are here long term - definitely not a party hostel (as they point out with lots of passive aggressive signs lol). cheapest place round though

    Reviewed October 27, 2018
    2.8
    Holman from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

    The worst hostel in Auckland”

    They are a thieves and the hostel is full of cockroaches everywhere, I never recommend that hostel.

    Reviewed November 08, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Cleo from France
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 12-Person Room with shared bathroom
    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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