Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland

234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010  show map
 2 stars
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Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Overview

Silverfern Backpackers Hostel is a 2-star family property offering a sundeck and barbeque grills. Such hostel facilities as a tour desk, a safety deposit box, a designated smoking area, a meeting room and a car park can be found on site.

Major Auckland sights, such as Auckland Museum, Parnell Rose Gardens and Artis Gallery are located nearby. The Grill treats guests with New Zealand dishes and is just 250 meters away.

Auckland International airport lies within a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms

There are 21 non-smoking rooms with a flat-screen TV, a trouser press, soundproof windows and a private toilet. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Silverfern Backpackers Hostel provides guests with private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

This venue offers a communal kitchen for self catering purposes.

Services

Guests can take advantage of airport transfer, laundry and tour/ticket assistance.

Relax

Such sports activities as skiing and billiard are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Ski storage
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Soundproofed rooms

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

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City Center
  • Auckland
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Auckland Art Gallery
    2300 ft
  • Britomart
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Grill
    700 ft
  • Straits Cafe (cuisine: International, New Zealand)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • Bethells Beach
    2600 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    21

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
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      Private Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
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        How to reach hostel

        hostel Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland Auckland location
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        Hostel Address:

        234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Auckland
          2300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Auckland Art Gallery
          2300 ft
        • Britomart
          4600 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Grill
          700 ft
        • Straits Cafe (cuisine: International, New Zealand)
          800 ft
        Beaches
        • Bethells Beach
          2600 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          21

        Silverfern Backpackers Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Auckland Town Hall - 1000 ft
        • Aotea Centre - 1400 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Auckland Council - 700 ft
        • SKYCITY Entertainment Group - 2000 ft
        • NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - 2000 ft
        • ESR – Institute of Environmental Science and Research - 2000 ft
        • Air New Zealand Limited - 2000 ft
        • Fletcher Construction Company Limited - 2000 ft
        • OCS New Zealand - 2000 ft
        • Westpac New Zealand - 2000 ft
        • Central City Library - 2000 ft
        • Carter Holt Harvey Limited - 2000 ft
        • Landcare Research - 2000 ft
        • Bruce Mason Centre - 2000 ft
        • ASB Bank Limited - 2000 ft
        • Fonterra Co-op Group - 2000 ft
        • IAG New Zealand - 2000 ft
        • ANZ Viaduct Events Centre - 2000 ft
        • Auckland District Court - 2700 ft
        • The University of Auckland - 3000 ft

        Train stations

        • Auckland Art Gallery - 2000 ft

        Convention centers

        • The Civic - 700 ft
        • Aotea Square - 1000 ft
        • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre - 1700 ft
        • ASB Showgrounds - 2700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • K Road - 1700 ft
        • Skytower - 3300 ft

        Business areas

        • Victoria Park Market - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Auckland Museum - 1.1 mi
          Domain Dr, Auckland Central
        • Auckland Harbour Bridge - 1.3 mi
          Curran St, Auckland Central
        • Holy Trinity Cathedral - 1.6 mi
          St. Stephen's House, Auckland Central
        • Parnell - 1.1 mi
          Parnell Road, Auckland Central
        • Parnell Rose Gardens - 1.5 mi
          Gladstone and Judges Bay Rds., Auckland Central

        Near the hostel

        • Auckland Town Hall - 1000 ft
          Aotea Square, Auckland Central
        • Ponsonby - 1400 ft
          Auckland CentralNew Zealand
        • Sky Tower - 2300 ft
          Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central
        • Bethells Beach - 2600 ft
          Auckland CentralNew Zealand
        • Cathedral Church of St. Mary - 1300 ft
          Parnell Rd. and St. Stephen's Ave., Auckland Central
        • Odyssey Sensory Maze - 1800 ft
          291-297 Queen Street, Auckland Central
        • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki - 2200 ft
          Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Grill - 700 ft

          Address: 100 Greys Ave
          Phone: (09) 375 1800

          75% likes this, based on 86 reviews

        • Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar - 1300 ft

          Address: 319 Queen Street
          Phone: 09-379-5353

          63% likes this, based on 121 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

        • Le Garde-Manger - 1300 ft

          Address: 466 Queen Street
          Phone: 09-362-0655

          61% likes this, based on 59 reviews

        • Straits Cafe - 800 ft

          Address: 71 Mayoral Drive Cnr Vincent Street
          Phone: 09 3663000

          71% likes this, based on 30 reviews
          Cuisine: International, New Zealand

        • Kura Japanese Sake Bar - 1300 ft

          Address: 315B Queen Street
          Phone: 09-379-5656

          73% likes this, based on 73 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese

        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          21
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        Silverfern Backpackers Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Silverfern Backpackers

        Average guest rating

        6.8out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 38 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Single
          7.4

          Its friendly and good location.

          The fact that they close the kitchen at 10 pm>people who stay have no options left and it is a bit uncomfortable>people who have to leave early morning or late night face difficulty finding any food before the start of journey.

        • Couple
          7.4

          ...Central location, very clean and good size room

          ...Breakfast wasnt served even though it was included in the price, internet advertised as free was limited to funny amount

        • Single
          10.0

          I love the diversity of the people there and for $19, i got everything i needed there and more.

        • Couple
          6.2

          As a Hostel for backpackers, it is a good one. Good location at the edge of the downtown area. Large common rooms for kitchen, living room, etc. Limited free wifi.

          We chose this hotel as it was a cheap option for hotels in Auckland, so we chose a double room with private bathroom - we are not backpackers looking for hostel. The room has nothing except a bed and a coffee table -- not even a hook on the wall. It makes sense as a hostel, as the common areas are spacious for everybody's use.

        • Single
          7.4

          The TV room, meeting new people

          The snoring of everyone in the room. Being woken up by someone in the room vaccuming the floor

        • Single
          4.6

          The other backpackers staying there were a good bunch.

          Failed to tell customers about towing situation outside door. Cost me $250 . Staff tell some customers about the situation but not others. Inadequate signage in places you dont notice in the office about this situation. No refund policy, or I would have left. Nigley little charges for everything, like lockers. Over the top key deposit. $50.00 Reception often vacant as the manager is away cleaning. Why not more volunteers. Kitchen closed from 9.30 - 7 am. Staff inflexible to accomodate guests with early starts. Some guest have to leave their food in the kitchen when they leave because of this staunch rule. Hostel run at the convience of the manager. Not interested in the guests' needs. Every backpacker you talk to has a complaint about the service of the hostel. Also no storeage in dorms, only chairs no one sits in. Long stayers monopolize the bottom bunks and take up alot of room on the #### chairs and coffee tables in the dorms. Leaving short stay people with no room for their backpacks/stuff . Bad ventiliation in the hostel. One is constantly sweating when inside on warm days. Could do with a makeover of management culture.

        • Single
          10.0

          The hostel looked new and very clean, the reception staff were helpful and knowledgable about Auckland and suggested a good city walk for me to take in the sights. The kitchen was the best I have ever seen in a backpackers and the bathrooms were fantastic too. The free Wi-Fi was useful too as this lasted me many hours. The city centre is only a few minutes walk away and the City transit centre at Sky tower is 30om away. I will be back.

          Nothing Bad

        • Single
          7.4

          Friendly staff

          Not free wifi, jut a couple of megas depending on how long u stayed

        • Single
          9.2

          Helpful staff, Clean facilities and nice big bathrooms

          Nothing

        • Couple
          6.6

          room was clean and had a table and 2 chairs which was nice. facilities were good

          bed was really uncomfortable, could feel all the springs through it, and there was oly a sheet and a thin quilt so was pretty cold. also they have music playing in the reception all night and peaople partying loudly until 3 in the morning in the lounge, despite a 'quiet after 10pm rule' so didnt get much sleep. shower was not very clean.

        • Single
          7.4

          Really really clean. Jesus it was quite! I mean very very dull, lights out at 10pm kinda quiet. I'm not a party animal being an old backpacker at 31, but used to a bit more conversation and drinking than this. Perhaps everyone had just got off a 24 hr flight, and if your are this hostel might be the best place for a two day sleep, but if you want to meet people and head out into town they just don't seem to do anything to help!

          Jesus it was quite! I mean very very dull, lights out at 10pm kinda quiet. I'm not a party animal being an old git backpacker at 31, but used to a bit more conversation/drinking/life than this. Perhaps everyone had just got off a 24 hr flight, and if your are this hostel might be the best place for a two day sleep, but if you want to meet people and head out into town they just don't seem to do anything to help!

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          Big nice room, even with chairs in the room. You rarely see that in hostels. Clean everything!

          They give you blankets, they are not very warm. I got freezing cold. So ask for second blanket.

        • Single
          7.8

          Was in Auckland for 3 days, just needed a bed to sleep in. Hostel was clean and staff was friendly.

          The only thing I found disappointing was the limited free internet access. I booked the hostel because of the free WiFi and unfortunately the free limited usage was not enough to cover my business needs.

        • Couple
          4.2

          Originally I have booked a double room with private toilet and bathroom via Booked.net. Who knows, when we arrived at the backpackers on 31 Dec 2012, the staff told us that all the double rooms were totally occupied!!! They can only offer us a dom room instead, with shared toilet / bathroom with other backpackers !!! Sadly that as it was too late (already 7pm) to find another motel, so without a better choice, we are "forced" to stay at this badddddddddddddd backpackers at last day of Year 2012! not recommend to any of you !!!!!!

        • Group of friends
          3.8

          I need to be honest: it was horrible. The Staff was bad. It seems that we were a problem for them... Also, the room was really dirty and all the backpacker smells bad. The people who stay there use to make long stays (maybe one or two months). The sheets were dirty and they don't clean the cover of the pillow. In fact you sleep with the same pillow than previous costumers... But this isn't the worst. When we booked the room they said that the breakfast was included with the price. When we arrived there there wasn't no breakfast. You can't keep your value things with a key or in a safe-deposit box and you have to pay a bail of $50. So I don't recomend you. Sorry...

        How to reach hostel

        hostel Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland Auckland location
        Show big map »

        Hostel Address:

        234 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Auckland
          2300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Auckland Art Gallery
          2300 ft
        • Britomart
          4600 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Grill
          700 ft
        • Straits Cafe (cuisine: International, New Zealand)
          800 ft
        Beaches
        • Bethells Beach
          2600 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          21