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Reviewed 1 week ago

After having stayed in a few great hostels in Auckland, this was an extremely rude awakening. Booked a night's stay for convenience since the hostel's location is good and near the Intercity bus stop - but it was the worst decision ever. $50 key deposit (ridiculous), have to make your own bed (pillow, bed sheet and duvet looked and felt...

Thank Dian M
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to ruin your holiday then stay here. Staff rude and condescending. Rules all over the walls on tacky laminated posters. EVERYTHING is so filthy that you would question how the health department hasn't shut the whole place down. Did not sleep a single minute as the noise of the partying guests went all the way to 7am...

Thank Finnyboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It started with the 50$ deposit for the key, then a smelly room, a very bad pillow which you cannot even call a pillow and the kitchen is dirty warm and too full. You have to pay for everything extra. So bad experience for me..

1Thank Jolenthe J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just to point out few things (pros and cons) so you will know for what your are paying at this place: - overpriced rooms - We were staying there 3 nights and our rooms (dorm) was not clean even once, especially floor was really dirty - "free" internet from hw offer was 1gb for whole stay, for more U have...

Thank Bartosz W
New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't going to review this place and to be honest... act like it never EVER happened but after the drunken welcome we got tonight by 'Sarah' amongst some reception staff when coming home late after a full day of Cheer Comps I can't let it slip. This place is full of hazed, drinking tourists. We had to stay here...

1Thank amberkelle
Lleida, Spain
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I felt scammed. Initially I booked for one night at the 8dorm, but I wanted to extends one more. After asking to the receptionist if there were beds available at the 12dorm, she said the dorm was full. I checked in hostelworld and it wasn't. I extended to one more night thru HW, and the next day when I went...

Thank Sergi M
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world and this is definitely up there with one of the worst. From the minute you walk in you get this awful smell of damp, stale drink sank in to the carpet and smoke from the night before. I originally paid extra for a double ensuite. When we got our...

2Thank PTravels1
Reviewed 9 September 2016

in general I would not say it is too bad. It's quite big, lot's of people to meet, nice kitchens, etc. But the main issue is that everything you do might potentially give you a fine, there are warning signs everywhere saying do this: 250 dollar fine, this; 200 dollar fine,... Mugs are not free, they are sold and when...

1Thank Wouter V
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This was unfortunately my worst hostel experience ever to date. The staff at silver fern were incredibly vile, rude, and unaccommodating. If you ever want to be made to feel more unwelcome, come and stay here. Sworn at upon arrival, and treated like filth. At least their treatment was cleaner than the building. STAY AWAY!

1Thank Bernadette B
County Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Having been to some seriously third-world countries it's quite something for this place to have been able to claim the prize for worst hostel I've ever been to. The place is rife with bed-bugs and the kitchen absolutely crawling with cockroaches while their advertisement of free wifi is misleading in the extreme. The staff, and the manager in particular, are...

2Thank Brendan H

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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: $27 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Fern Backpackers 2*
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“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
“Dont!Unless ur the type of person who has no interest in exploring NZ&wants2stay in the city&drink ur money away like u could do at home”
 of 5 bubbles JennMcKillop, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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