Overview of Astray Motel & Backpackers

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Guest reviews

3.9 / 5Good
296 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

Popular LocationRotorua Night Market2 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua Central Mall5 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre6 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)10 min drive

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  • Double Studio, Ensuite

    Double Studio, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Studio, Ensuite

    Twin Studio, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite

    Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Single Capsule with Shared Bathroom

    Single Capsule with Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Economy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Economy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ensuite

    Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

    Quadruple Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Double Room, Accessible, Ensuite

    Double Room, Accessible, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Astray Motel & Backpackers is located in Rotorua. Polynesian Spa is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

Visit our Rotorua travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rotorua Night Market - 2 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 5 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 6 min walk
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 6 min walk
  • Eat Street - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 min drive

About this property

Astray Motel & Backpackers

3-star hotel, walk to Tamaki Maori Village
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free hotel has express check-out and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and portable fans. Guests will also find TVs with cable channels and showers.
Astray Motel & Backpackers offers 23 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature portable fans. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Cable televisions are provided.
Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Portable fan




TV channels


Access via exterior corridors
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

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.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Alcohol is not served at this property.

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.

Property is also known as

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

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 4 nights in Mar. 2020


  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is a ghetto. I was nervous even sleeping in the bed. The entire place is absolutely filthy, with little security to your room. Never again will I stay here. I wouldn't even recommend it to my enemies.

Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Property well located in downtown Rotorua and easy walk to Eat Streat and other dining options. Good parking that feels pretty secure. Rooms very basic and a little run down. If you're on a budget it's a fine place to sleep for a few nights, just have the right expectations before you arrive, photos are from a while ago I suspect.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

It could do with an update but the staff were lovely. Some of my food in the shared fridge did go missing which was slightly annoying as I just bought them

Stayed 3 nights in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019