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Surf N Snow Backpackers

Surf N Snow Backpackers 98-102 Albert Street, Auckland Central, Auckland view on map
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Welcome to Surf'n'Snow Backpackers - a fresh, modern, clean and stylish 146-bed hostel backpackers accommodation which is most centrally located in Auckland. Located just across from Auckland's spectacular Sky Tower and only steps away from shops and restaurants on the main street, you'll find everything at your fingertips.

Our priority is YOU.
We promise to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.
It's all about providing excellent services with high standards at affordable prices, and creating a clean, safe and friendly environment..
Just call on one of our friendly staff at reception, and we will be happy to assist you with anything you need.

We're in a newly refurnished, beautiful historic building with high ceilings and polished wooden floors. All the rooms and amenities are brand new and spotless. Find our newly painted blue and gray building on the corner of Victoria Street and Albert Street.

All the conveniences are just metres away - post office, supermarket, local bus stop, to name a few. We're ideally situated for catching the Link bus to cruise around the city, the Intercity bus for trips to other cities in New Zealand, and the Airbus to the airport.

Book now, and experience the difference at Surf'n'Snow Backpackers!

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Fax
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lift/elevator
  • Linen Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Additional charge
  • Photocopier
  • Pool Table
  • Safety despoit box
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Shower Facilities
  • Sky TV cinema & TV lounge
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Travel Desk
  • TV Room
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wheelchair Access
Surf N Snow Backpackers
  • Clean and comfortable room with a great view of the skytower out the window, friendly staff as well. 5
    Joseph Mascis, Jr. - Mar 7, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
Surf N Snow Backpackers
  • Absolutely disgusting!! mouldy mattress, mould in the shower vents and a musky smell that destroyed any chance of sleep. By far the worst accommodation i have stayed with!. 1
    JAMES MALCOLM - Jan 9, 2015 (Stayed Dec 2014) Travelbug verified review
Surf N Snow Backpackers
  • I spent 6 nights here and had booked the cheapo room which is in the basement, not very clean and no window so very hot. Was also very noisy as it was near the kitchen. All things i'll gladly endure for $22/night but the beds were very rudimentary with just a thin foam mattress over steel bars. As a result it hurt my back immensely. I talked to the staff about switching to a better room, they upgraded me to the best room in the house with a heavy discount so i basically got a night for free. Overall very happy, the staff were friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean, best ones are on the third floor. Cheapest accom in auckland but beware if you have back problems, you'll need to specify you want a room with a spring mattress which are in the premium rooms. 5
    GRAHAM CASTLES - Dec 16, 2013 (Stayed Dec 2013) Travelbug verified review
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  • No one answered the door when i tried to check in, meaning i was standing on the street at midnight with my bags waiting for someone to open the door to go in. When i queried that, i was told that the receptionist was 'helping someone else (inside)' and couldn't do both. I pointed out that the person inside was safe and at little risk of being mugged and was shrugged off. The room had curtains which didn't cover the windows (two sides) and looked out on two of the busiest streets in the city. There were also two open windows which couldn't be closed, meaning i didn't get to sleep until the bar out one and the vertical bungee out the other ceased trading at 4am. The shower areas were double doored for privacy, but you couldn't open the shower door and get through past the privacy door if you were more than a 36dd, without serious scraping. It was, without a doubt, the worst hostel i've ever stayed in. And i was only there for 7 hours! admittedly, it was cheap ($32 for shared x4). 1
    JODIE GARRETT - Oct 11, 2013 (Stayed Oct 2013) Travelbug verified review
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  • Was what i expected for the price only thing missing was a window :(. 5
    STEPHANIE HANSEN - Oct 18, 2013 (Stayed Oct 2013) Travelbug verified review
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  • For what we paid for what we got it was terrible. Our room had no opening window and stunk of must, it was dusty and very chlostrophobic. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and we had springs sticking in our backs. Went to go to sleep and there was no bottom sheet and when we requested more blanket and sheets he brought out the duvet inner and cover and said "sorry i dont have time to make this up but you can do it yourselves" when he was eating food and watching the rugby behind reception. Poor service, itchy sheets, bad pillows and room. Overall a terrible experience and overpriced. Will not be back. 1
    GEORGIA IRVINE - Jun 14, 2013 (Stayed Jun 2013) Travelbug verified review
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  • $75 for own room. Very poor value. Bad bed, bad pillows, nothing else. 1
    SIMON WISLANG - Jun 13, 2012 (Stayed Jun 2012) Travelbug verified review
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  • Way too expensive for the condition of the room and very old and uncomfortable beds. We won't be back. 1
    BILL HOOD - Apr 16, 2012 (Stayed Apr 2012) Travelbug verified review
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  • Well, it was certainly basic. Double room consisted of a double bed, linen, fan, table & wastebin! Shared bathroom was clean & tidy & everyone was friendly. Do remember to take at $20.00 cash so you can pay the deposit for the keys, otherwise you'll have to hand over your driver's license. I visited for one night during the week & it was quite noisy. However, at about 100 metres from the Sky Tower it was perfectly placed for my trip to Auckland. 5
    Maggie Malone - Mar 29, 2011 (Stayed Mar 2011) Travelbug verified review
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  • Excellent location. Room had the bare essentials, but satisfactory as only on premises for showers and a good rest. Loved the Skytower looming outside my window while sitting on my bed. Great views of a very busy street and Sky City. Would definitely stay again. 5
    SHIRLEY HAMLIN - Feb 10, 2011 (Stayed Feb 2011) Travelbug verified review

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