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Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
303 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationRotorua Night Market2 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua Central Mall5 min walk
Popular LocationEat Street8 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)10 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Double Studio, Ensuite

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Studio, Ensuite
  • Twin Studio, Ensuite

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Capsule with Shared Bathroom

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Capsule with Shared Bathroom
  • Economy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsEconomy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsFamily Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

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

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, Accessible, Ensuite

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. 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
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 6 min walk
  • Eat Street - 8 min walk
  • Blue Baths - 10 min walk

Getting around

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

About this property

Astray Motel & Backpackers

3-star hotel, walk to Polynesian Spa
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

  • English


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Portable fan


  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV


  • 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

MastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

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 may be 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Astray Motel & Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Astray Motel & Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Astray Motel & Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Astray Motel & Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in Rotorua, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rotorua Night Market and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Astray Motel & Backpackers

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


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Dirty, poorly maintained

Room was absolutely tiny first of all. Sheets were stained, towels had holes in them. The kitchen was very disappointing, some equipment didn't work at all, some was just extremely worn down. The street outside had some homeless people shouting all evening, and the parking lot had some non-guests occupy spaces. Our key couldn't open the kitchen, so we had to ask the receptionist to open it for us, so we were pretty disappointed when the reception didnt open until 35 minutes after it was supposed to in the morning: it meant that we were locked out of the kitchen with no way of getting to our breakfast foods, which were laying in thr fridge in there.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Bathroom and bedsheets were clean, but the carpet has seen better days. The location is close to the central business area, but for some reason there are a lot of loud homeless people across the street. You don’t really seem to see this in the rest of the area, just this particular block. Front desk personnel was very nice and easy late check-in and checkout.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020