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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a terrible hostel - dirtiest bathroom in private room with cockroaches. The owner should b ashamed charging people to stay in this pit. Stay elsewhere. The only reason we ended up here was because accommodation was horrendously expensive due to Adele concert. It was $200 a night for private room and disgusting bathroom- a complete rip-off.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Worst place I've ever stayed at hands down. The receptionist was spaced out the whole time checking me in. It's 23:47 and there's music blasting from the front entrance to the hostel. No night staff to police up the noise.the beds are falling apart ad I'm laying on the bottom bunk the guy above me keeps moving around and is...

Thank Josh I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These folks sound inexpensive but watch out. They advertise free WiFi. Not true. They advertise airport shuttle service but none there, it's just the city bus in town. They charge a $50 deposit on your room key yet they are often not around to collect from when you leave. There is a $250 fine if you use the wrong exit....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has by far been the worst hostels I've stayed at in my two months in NZ. Some contributing factors are that they will make you pay for: a blanket for your bed, a mug if you want a hot drink, and WiFi. There is a $50 key deposit. None of the fans worked in my room. You need to...

Thank Elijah W
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived to Auckland without a concrete plan on a holiday weekend. As you can imagine all the good accommodations were taken. We booked what was left. This hostel is manageable for a one night stay. My girlfriend and I booked an all girls dorm but were placed in a mixed dorm, as the only girls. That was uncomfortable. When...

Thank Masha M
Besancon, France
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to start: Receptionist that doesn't say hello, free WiFi that isn't free, flooding toilets, basement dorm with only one small window and unbreathable and smelly air. Plus I had to wait 6 pm to get my bed ready because staff doesn't know which beds were free and which weren't in my dorm because all the dirty...

Thank remi c
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I stayed here a couple of times during my 6 months in NZ (due to it being available during busy events in Auckland) and It was one of the worst hostels I stayed in during my trip...I stayed for a week on my first stay and I didn't see our room get cleaned once, you collect sheets and a pillow...

1Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Princes go from 24$ to 40$ on week-ends, for a 12 beds dorm. The guy at the reception wasn't welcoming at all. The pillow was as thin as the bed sheets, same for the matress. And i woke up with insects bites all over me. We still have to pay for wifi, even if it was written free wifi when...

3Thank Arnault C
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here one night and believe me that was more than enough. The hostel felt like a prison. There were bars at reception just like a prison. The decoration was grey and depressing. You have to pay fifty dollars for a key deposit and if you have to check out early in the morning you have to trust them...

1Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Booked a 8 bed mix dorm, it had no a/c just a fan that didn't blow any air. The room had no space to put anything, no dressers, no lockers and what space there was was taken over by the other people in the room who have lived there for 7 months (who knows why...) the room smelled like old...

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Additional Information about Silver Fern Backpackers

Address: 234 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: €17 - €110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Fern Backpackers 2*
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“ask for one of the rooms upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles 839aimeer, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The double rooms are ok, don't go bunks. Avoid if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles PTravels1, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not the basement, it smells”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't come here.”
 of 5 bubbles 170brendanh, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Arrive early”
 of 5 bubbles Toddy4321, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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