Silverfern Backpackers Hostel - Auckland

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site 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

The family 2-star Silverfern Backpackers Hostel offers a sun terrace and a safety deposit box on site. Such facilities as a car park, a meeting room and a designated place for smoking are offered for guests.

The hostel is located in Central Business district, 1050 meters from Viaduct Harbour and Sky Tower. Serving a wide range of dishes, Kura Japanese Sake Bar and The Grill can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Auckland International airport is at a distance of 20 km.

Rooms

Silverfern Backpackers Hostel offers a mix of Family Room, Twin Room, Standard Suite and 12-bed mixed Dorm. The hostel's non-smoking rooms are appointed with wireless internet, television, a separate toilet, soundproof windows and a trouser press. This property has private bathrooms. Guest toiletries and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

The hostel offers a communal kitchen.

Services

Guests will have the use of airport transfer, laundry and tour/ticket assistance.

Relax

Ski facilities include a ski storage room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Garden furniture
  • Bottled water

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

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
  • Britomart
    4600 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 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 Silverfern Backpackers
Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
Silverfern Backpackers photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
Silverfern Backpackers photos Room
Private Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Aotea Square1000 ft
  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Auckland Council700 ft
  • ANZ Viaduct Events Centre2000 ft
  • NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research2000 ft
  • Westpac New Zealand2000 ft
  • Carter Holt Harvey Limited2000 ft
  • ASB Bank Limited2000 ft
  • Air New Zealand Limited2000 ft
  • Central City Library2000 ft
  • SKYCITY Entertainment Group2000 ft
  • OCS New Zealand2000 ft
  • Landcare Research2000 ft
  • Fonterra Co-op Group2000 ft
  • Fletcher Construction Company Limited2000 ft
  • ESR – Institute of Environmental Science and Research2000 ft
  • IAG New Zealand2000 ft
  • Bruce Mason Centre2000 ft
  • Auckland District Court2700 ft
  • The University of Auckland3000 ft

Convention centers

  • The Civic700 ft
  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre1700 ft
  • ASB Showgrounds2700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Victoria Park Market2700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • K Road1700 ft
  • Skytower3300 ft

Theaters

  • Auckland Town Hall1000 ft
  • Aotea Centre1400 ft

Galleries

  • Auckland Art Gallery2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Auckland Museum1.1 mi
    Domain Dr, Auckland Central
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge1.3 mi
    Curran St, Auckland Central
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral1.6 mi
    St. Stephen's House, Auckland Central
  • Parnell1.1 mi
    Parnell Road, Auckland Central
  • Parnell Rose Gardens1.5 mi
    Gladstone and Judges Bay Rds., Auckland Central

Near the hostel

  • Auckland Town Hall1000 ft
    Aotea Square, Auckland Central
  • Ponsonby1400 ft
    Auckland CentralNew Zealand
  • Sky Tower2300 ft
    Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central
  • Bethells Beach2600 ft
    Auckland CentralNew Zealand
  • Cathedral Church of St. Mary1300 ft
    Parnell Rd. and St. Stephen's Ave., Auckland Central
  • Odyssey Sensory Maze1800 ft
    291-297 Queen Street, Auckland Central
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki2200 ft
    Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central

Restaurants nearby

  • The Grill700 ft

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

    75% likes this, based on 86 reviews

  • Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar1300 ft

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

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

  • Le Garde-Manger1300 ft

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

    61% likes this, based on 59 reviews

  • Straits Cafe800 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 Bar1300 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
  • Britomart
    4600 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 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