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Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was, quite frankly, the worst place I've stayed in 4 continents. They have so many signs its clear they hate their guests. They have fees and fines for everything, including things that are advertised as free (you pay for wifi by the mb), you've got to buy a mug in order to have any drinking vessel for your stay,...

Thank qspaghetti
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked one night in a private ensuite room. When I arrived (prior to 10:30pm) the front door was locked and there was nobody at reception, I was unable to get in. One of the guests had to let me in and I stood at reception for over 10 mins waiting for someone to show up - after pressing...

2Thank JocastaW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Receptionist made me feel most welcome, I found hostel to be very clean compared to other Auckland hostels. Bathroom was always clean but shower floor sometimes wet if other people had been using showers. Kitchen good and plenty of space in fridge, cooking equipment good but sometimes other guests did not wash their plates. Bedroom nice with big opening windows,...

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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.

Thank 92kxk5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 13 March 2017 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....

Thank oldtrailbeast
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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

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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: RM84 - RM546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Fern Backpackers 2*
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“dirty, loud, smelly, hot.”
qspaghetti, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Female dorms best”
kimpV4283GT, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for one of the rooms upstairs”
839aimeer, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The double rooms are ok, don't go bunks. Avoid if possible.”
PTravels1, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not the basement, it smells”
, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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