A warm place ”
I spent one week in this hostel. In my opinion is really nice. The staff is really kind. They helped me in organize my trip around New Zealand with a lot of options and information that I had no idea. They plan all my trip at a really good price. Is not a dry hostel and you have a smoking area, you can sit there and don’t have go out to smoke in the street. The rooms are quiet. I stayed in a 10 bed without any problem. The bathroom is clean and airy.
I recomend this place.
“Nice place to stay”
I’ve been in New Zealand for about 6 months, in different places.
Every backpackers has something special, but on this backpackers happens something really amazing, the people who works there it’s really nice (cleaners, receptionist, managers), always they are sharing with others and having a great time near to the reception, in the kitchen or in the smoking area.
It’s a clean place and the rooms are ok for the price.
If you want to have a good experience with different kind of people and in an excelent environment, I definitely recommend this backpackers.
Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
Awesome! The location is the best of Auckland, moreover a new countdown was just opening! The staff were so friendly, they helped me to organize all my trip in NZ… They were calling for me to book an other hostels and reserve all my bus.. I was in 2 others backpackers the night before and the kitchen was closed at 22pm.. Here you can cooking all the night! Definitely awesome!!
All the stuff were very nice and helpful and I really liked the atomosphere of hostel. Would love to come back and stay here again:)
Awesome location and has all you need. Highly recommended if you are not into staying in a huge hostel like nomads and base.
The curtains in the rooms need to be thicker, or another layer as the street lights shone through very easily. I used the second floor bathroom, there needs to be a dresser/buffet or similar against the window… because the doors open the wrong way to each other in the showers and leave no space to manevour. There needs to be a second hook on the walls of each dry space in the shower
Novice Nomad22 Oct 2011
“I will be back…”
Reviewed August 1, 2011
This hostel was great. All the staff was really friendly and super helpful with
recommendations about where to go and how to get started in Auckland. The atmosphere
was perfect as well, everyone is so welcoming and itʼs really helpful that the receptionists
are from all around the world and speak many languages. Especially in the beginning
when I just arrived they made sure I felt at home and comfortable. The hostel is located
right in the center of town, itʼs clean and comfortable and most of all safe.
From the second I arrived I was looked after and there was always someone to give me
advice about organizational things like getting an IRD number, bank account etc. As well
as planning activities and recommending things to do, places to visit. Straight away I was
informed about all different ways to travel around and get the most out of my stay in NZ.
They played a big roll in making my trip unique and it was great to get some insider tips off
of other travelers.
All in all my stay at the Surf ʻNʼ Snow was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.
Surf N Snow Backpackers
Date of booking: 04 Feb 2011