Police are investigating after a person was seriously injured in an assault in a room at an Auckland backpackers hostel.
Officers were called about 7am on Saturday to the Metro Adventurer Backpackers, a hostel above a row of shops down a side street off Hobson St, between Victoria St West and Kingston St.
On arrival they found the victim with serious injuries, who was rushed to hospital.
A man working at the hostel told the Herald the assault happened in one of the rooms and was not captured on CCTV.
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He knew nothing of the circumstances of the attack.
Police began a forensic examination and remained at the hostel on Saturday afternoon.
"Initial information indicates those involved are known to each other," a police spokeswoman said.
As of 3pm Saturday no one had been arrested for the attack and the investigation continued.