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Silverfern Backpackers

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Lobby seating area

Overview of Silverfern Backpackers

Silverfern Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
234 Hobson Street, Auckland, 1010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSkyCity Casino9 min walk
  • Popular LocationSky Tower9 min walk
  • Popular LocationViaduct Harbour17 min walk
  • AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area


Silverfern Backpackers is located in Newton, a neighbourhood in Auckland. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Myers Park and Albert Park, while New Zealand Film Archive and Aotea Centre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Eden Park or Western Springs Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Karangahape Road - 7 min walk
  • New Zealand Film Archive - 7 min walk
  • SkyCity Casino - 9 min walk
  • Sky Tower - 9 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 3 min drive
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 25 min drive


  • Fondou Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Straits Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Katsura Japanese Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Little Turkish Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Brothers Beer - 6 min walk

About this property

Silverfern Backpackers

Auckland hostel in Newton
This smoke-free hostel features self parking, conference space and dry cleaning. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, an arcade/games room and express check-out are on-site. All rooms are soundproofed and offer hairdryers and shared/communal kitchen access.
Silverfern Backpackers offers 21 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (NZD 14 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check in 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 19 per person
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 14 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 4 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Silverfern Backpackers Hostel Auckland
Silverfern Backpackers Hostel
Silverfern Backpackers Auckland
Silverfern Backpackers
Silverfern Backpackers Auckland
Silverfern Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Silverfern Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Auckland

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 75 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 75 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 75 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
We booked this property because it was a handy location, unfortunately we had also booked it because it said we could have 3 separate beds and because I was booking it for 3 students that didn't really know each other it was appropriate they have their own beds. I have just been told they were only provided with a double and single bed. This has put me in a rather awkward position. They were not confident to ask for this to be changed.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The urinals were blpcked and it was nkt cleaned for couple of days.. the shower prrssure is too low and no hot water.. they charge 50NZD for key deposit which is by card only and no cash and additonal 4% for using the credit card for the deposit and refund u the amount. But the conversion rates and the refund makes u loose approx $5. Better stay away there are better hostel for the same price.. highly recommend hobson lodge just next door with 100 times beytee facilities and staff. The receptionist working there is a backpacker so dont expect any service. Worst hostel stayed in NZ.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good standard hostel, friendly staff. I found artwork on walls to be very interesting. Bathrooms were modern and kitchen was large with good seating area. Pool table, Tv rooms were good for entertainment. I will be certain to stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019