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Customers like this hotel for:
    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • spas
    Distance to airport:
  • Rotorua Airport (6.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Cheap", "Friendly staff", "Great location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Tamaki Maori Village (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Rotorua Museum of Art & History (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Te Whakarewarewa (2.8 Km)
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park (4.2 Km)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Astray Motel & Backpackers

1202 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand (Show on map)

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"Excellently equipped room - helpful staff. Attention to..."

Leslie, United Kingdom November 24, 2015

Features of Astray Motel & Backpackers

Hotel Facilities

  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • luggage storage
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

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Motel Description
This charming property stands right in the center of Rotorua’s central business district and is...see more This charming property stands right in the center of Rotorua’s central business district and is within close proximity to a variety of attractions. A number of restaurants, bars, and cafes are just a short stroll away. Thermal areas and hot pools, which are some of the key attractions in Rotorua, are also easily reachable from the motel. Feel free to utilize the public transport services located right at the main door for a more comfortable way to get around. Astray Motel & Backpackers boasts contemporary guestrooms set with quality budget accommodations, all worthy of its price. Additional facilities such as laundry service, fax and copy service, wireless Internet access, and off-street parking are available for customer’s convenience. If you are seeking the idea base to rest while exploring Rotorua, then you must highly consider Astray Motel & Backpackers as one of your top choices.
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Leslie G. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, November 25, 2015
Great value - great location - helpful staff.

Excellently equipped room - helpful staff. Attention to detail.
Great stay.
Su K. Families with young children
South Korea, September 15, 2015
backpack type motel

location staff
It is really backpack type motel and very small. Good for backpackers or staying with friends. However very cheap. Ok for one night. Staff was excellent! Very helpful!
Kai K. Groups
Singapore, May 02, 2015
best place to stay in rotorua

location, room facilities and friendly staff
Dymphna L. Groups
Malaysia, April 26, 2015
Comfortable, very pleasant and helpful staff

The bed was very comfortable! The staff was extremely kind and helpful. Location is strategic, a walk away from shops.
My stay here had been extremely pleasant. I love how comfortable the bed was. The staff, Sue was very pleasant, kind and helpful from the very first time since we checked-in to the very last day. She even gave me a 10% discount coupon for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland when she found out that I am heading there for the day. The shower room and toilet are clean. There's shower gel provided in the shower room too, which is very thoughtful and unexpected. There's laundry facility, common room and kitchen too. Suitable for a short and long stay.
Angela M. Couples
Malaysia, April 29, 2015
Good location

Location, staff, location.
It was okay but definitely not for couple. I know it's a backpackers place but when I book the private double I thought it would be close enough like in a hotel. But it's just a queen size bed in a very small room. The wall is too thin That I can hear the next room conversations. But the location is good and the staffs are friendly. Also it was quiet clean.
Ahmad A. Groups
Malaysia, November 12, 2015
Nice place

Value 4 money. Clean. Friendly staff
Robert T. Couples
Australia, February 22, 2015
Stay at the backpackers instead

Location, cleanliness, location
Irina C. Couples
Russia, February 03, 2015
small, very small, "cozy"

The room was so small we could barely stand after getting our luggage in. The hotel was clean but the decor has 70s - 80s vibe. The fridge in common area is not accessible after 2230. Wi-Fi is limited to 200 mb per guest.
Laxman P. Families with young children
Sri Lanka, February 01, 2015
great stay.

value for money, best location , clean and freindly staff
Tanya W. Families with older children
New Zealand, January 16, 2015

air con, wifi, compact
very pleasant

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