Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland

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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Game room

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Silverfern Backpackers Hostel is a 2-star property only 250 meters from Auckland Town Hall, Sky Tower and The Civic. Convenient amenities like a safe deposit box, a designated smoking area, a meeting room, parking and a tour desk are provided.

This family venue is 1 km away from the center of Auckland. Guests will enjoy kosher and new zealand cuisine of The Grill, which is about 250 meters away.

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

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms including Family Room, Single Room, Standard Suite and 12-bed mixed Dorm are stocked with a separate toilet and soundproof windows. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Guests can find private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

This hostel features a communal kitchen.

Services

This property offers airport transfer, laundry and newspaper service.

Relax

Ski facilities include a ski storage room.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Billiards/Pool tables

Services

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Soundproofed rooms

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

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

hostel Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland Auckland location
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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

Silverfern Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Shared Bathroom Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Bunk bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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      Shared Bathroom Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      • Private bathroom
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        Dormitory Room
        Bed type: Beds in shared room or Bed in shared room
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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          Family Room
          Size: 220 sq. feet
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            Private Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
            Size: 220 sq. feet
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              Private Dormitory Room
              Bed type: Bed in shared room
              Size: 220 sq. feet
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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
                • ANZ Viaduct Events Centre - 2000 ft
                • NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - 2000 ft
                • Westpac New Zealand - 2000 ft
                • Carter Holt Harvey Limited - 2000 ft
                • ASB Bank Limited - 2000 ft
                • Air New Zealand Limited - 2000 ft
                • Central City Library - 2000 ft
                • SKYCITY Entertainment Group - 2000 ft
                • OCS New Zealand - 2000 ft
                • Landcare Research - 2000 ft
                • Fonterra Co-op Group - 2000 ft
                • Fletcher Construction Company Limited - 2000 ft
                • ESR – Institute of Environmental Science and Research - 2000 ft
                • IAG New Zealand - 2000 ft
                • Bruce Mason 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