Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

Auckland, New Zealand
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1,614 reviews
Wed 06.12
Sun 10.12

About Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Set in Auckland CBD, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is close to Queen Street and offers an indoor pool. It is only a two-minute walk from Sky Tower.

Surf offers an around the clock reception, plus an express check-in and check-out feature and a car rental desk. For added convenience, it features laundry facilities, a library and luggage storage. A tour desk is on-site and Auckland Ferry Terminal is within a 10-minute walk, making it convenient for guests to explore the local area and its attractions.

The hostel's rooms are comfortable and provide a kitchenette that is equipped with a refrigerator. They each feature wireless internet access and a DVD player.

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is located in the heart of Auckland’s entertainment district with restaurants, cafés and nightlife on the doorstep. Guests are also able to easily visit Viaduct Basin and University Of Auckland.

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Prices are based on the total costs of the stay, including taxes and fees.

Amenities at Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • Car rental

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Adults only
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Quiet street view
  • Landmark view
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Express check-out

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

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4.0 Mediocre
Staff seemed to be all backpackers with varying skill. Check in took two hours. The room was not ready on time. Many of the bathrooms were old with broken doors etc. The second floor Mens showers and toilets were renovated and good.Hot showers in the morning was hit and miss. Three out of the five showers I had were cold. The kitchen was ok but had broken ceiling lights and the fridges and shelves were stuffed with abandoned food. Clean out is on Sunday but no system in place to identify who has gone so everything is overflowing. The hostel was very noisy with banging doors and inconsiderate guests. Despite signs everywhere, some smoked or vaped in their rooms. The cupboard in our double room had both doors hanging off. Location was good to town etc. Surf n Snow in reality looks nothing like the photos. With a bit of maintenance, money and effective staff it could be a good place. If we could have got something else we would have moved.
2.0 Poor
Cons:Everything. The worst place we’ve ever stayed in 2 years travelling using hostels !
5.1 Fair
Pros:Great location and the staff were friendly - I can't complain for the price though and would probably stay again.
Cons:The place was a bit dingy and the shower took a very long time to warm up a bit.
2.5 Poor
Pros:It's close to the bus station.
Cons:Run-down overall. Really lumpy pillow. Couldn't open window to air out hot, smelly room. Not overly comfortable neighborhood. Paid more for this place than other hostels in Auckland that were much better.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:awesome location, cheap, lovely and helpful staff
Cons:hygiene may be a concern, but you get what you pay for


102 Albert Street, Auckland 1010

What's nearby

  • Sky Tower136 m
  • Queen Street Shopping District219 m
  • Aotea Square0.4 km
  • Albert Park0.5 km
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum0.8 km
  • Viaduct Harbour0.8 km
  • Auckland Domain1.6 km
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum1.8 km
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge2.6 km
  • Auckland Zoo4.3 km
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium4.8 km
  • Cheltenham Beach4.9 km



Check in anytime after 13:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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  • How long should you stay at Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 5 days.

FAQs when booking at Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

  • Where is Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers located?

    Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is located at 102 Albert Street in Central Business District, 0.5 km from the center of Auckland. Sky Tower is the closest landmark to Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers.

  • Does Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers from the airport?

    Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is 17.5 km from Auckland Intl. Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers is 83.4 km from Whitianga.

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Distance to city center

0.5 km

Nearest Airport

Auckland Intl

Distance to airport

17.5 km