4.5 out of 5

"I loved staying there. The location is unbeatable. The lady at the reception was very nice and everything was very clean! I didn't know that you would ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 01 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Astray Motel & Backpackers, you'll be 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Tamaki Maori Village and 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Polynesian Spa. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. Plus you'll find laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Rotorua hotel include Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$65 per night

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Double Room, Accessible, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Capsule with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Astray Motel & Backpackers ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Astray Motel & Backpackers

Everyone (29) Couples (2) Family (5)
2 out of 5
Location good out of the CBD but requires a make over and good coat of paint. Family room was cramped, 1 room had no window so extremely hot. Had to request a standing fan.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Good hotel with facilites and very well ubication, Easy and good acomodación and services

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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2 out of 5

Too tinny

The room was too small,the images are deceiving from the website.

Posted by , from Auckland on 13 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jul. 2018 by sim manager astray

thank you for your time to review us!!! we have a small room size exact same mentioned on website because we are budget motel in town with providing all cheap prices and own private rooms along with smaller sizes of rooms, we are sorry for the inconvenience you had regards

3 out of 5

Overnight stay in Rotorua

Pros: Great location, friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Replaced the foam squabs with proper inner-sprung mattresses.
Location: Handy location right in the middle of the city, there was plenty to do. The motel provided a large range of brochures for local activities.
The room was great, it had everything we needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was great, central to the city. The beds were uncomfortable. The mattresses are foam, not inner-sprung mattresses. We were uncomfortable and didn't sleep well.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Apr. 2018 by sim manager astray

thank you for your time to review us, we appreciate your feedback, hope to see you again

5 out of 5

Loved it!

I loved staying there. The location is unbeatable. The lady at the reception was very nice and everything was very clean! I didn't know that you would get a free towel and that they cleaned your room everyday, which made my stay even better. The only thing which I wasn't 100% happy with was the size of my single room and the shower room. It's just about big enough but you can hardly move around in there.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5
nice tidy and clean close to city,nice for small family

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice place

We booked this not knowing where it is and we were really pleased it was situated in the middle of the city. Once we checked in and the staff offered us discounts for activities around Rotorua we set off to walk around the city. It was walking distance to eateries and to Rotorua lake. It was a comfortable night a little bit noisy. Overall a great place and would highly recommend.

Posted by , from Auckland on 19 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Motel in centre of city

Pros: Closes ness to city plus facilities for a good price. helpful staff
Cons: Nothing Fit out for the room was very nice
Location: central city.Walking distance to supermarket , information centre and Govt Gardens
Will go back there again and have already told friends about this place.,

Posted by , from Hibiscus Coast NZ on 13 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

great location

located in the city center, easy to walk anywhere or drive around the area, shared facilities always clean, stayed in a very small but nice room with bunk beds, tv and a little fridge, staff always very friendly and helpful

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

The ensuite room is great; It's close to shops, excellent service, fantastic location

Posted by , from New Zealand on 2 May 2016

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About the Astray Motel & Backpackers

Location 1202 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, 3010

Property Features

As a guest of Astray Motel & Backpackers, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and express check-out. WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2006
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Astray Motel & Backpackers offers 23 forms of accommodation. This Rotorua hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Shower
  • Iron and ironing board available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Astray Motel Backpackers Rotorua
  • Astray Motel Backpackers
  • Astray Backpackers Rotorua
  • Astray Backpackers

You should know

  • Alcohol isn't served at Astray Motel & Backpackers.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.