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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
wanderlust_fernweh Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room on the internet thinking that as this was described as a motel and backpackers it would have better facilities than a basic backpackers and the photos on line seemed to indicate reasonable rooms. How wrong can you be? On arrival we found that the twin room with ensuite was as small as it could possibly be... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in a single room for a couple of nights last December. Very clean hostel, small rooms but modern, good facilities (TV room, outside space, communal bathrooms very close to the rooms), central location and lovely friendly welcome. Would definitely stay here again.

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seemed okay at first - small rooms, clean, decent kitchen, right price and good location and parking. But my bf woke during the night to find a bug and bite. In the morning we found blood on the sheet and another (the same?) bed bug. To be expected in a busy, cheap place perhaps but please be aware and perhaps... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the smallest rooms we've ever seen. The place is centrally located and is clean but doesn't offer anything beyond that. They wouldn't let us store our bags while we waited for our bus and the kitchen area is not big enough to accommodate all of the guests. It's one of the cheapest... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights during February 2014, mostly an enjoyable stay. The location is good, the staff were helpful for handy tips (which buses to get etc), the room wasn't bad (except there wasn't much of an airflow) and the free WiFi was very fast. I am sure there are better places to stay in Rotorua but I definitely wouldn't... More

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Pune, India
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The motel is decent with clean rooms but very congested and tiny. Also, the rooms do not have proper ventilation - its a problem for non-AC rooms. Its a little expensive considering these drawbacks. It has sufficient parking and walkable from all the restaurants and bars in Rotorua.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

good value for money and great service, nice and central, good parking ... only reason they don't get an excellent is the amount of mould in the shower in our room ... its easily removed and there's no excuse for it

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Nimes, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a room for 4 persons and despite the fact that the room was very small all the rest was good : very clean and new, very good location, calm, clean kitchen with dish washer, washer machine and dryer, car park... I really recommend it

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Oslo, Norway
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37 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and it was an excellent base for exploring Rotorua. It has a very central location, and the Polynesian Spa, Museum of Rotorua and plenty of good eateries and pubs are all within easy walking distance. The shared bathrooms were clean and kitchen facilities was good. Our room was quite small, but the beds were... More

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Cork, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The bed was most comfortable, the room a little small, the German roommates were devoid of personality, not the fault of Astray of course! The showers and toilets were nearby and very clean, a little small but functional. Decent amount of wifi was available and very fast. A lot of wife available free locally too. Kitchen had only a small... More

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Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 52 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. Off street parking, Freeview TV, WiFi. Close enough to walk to Rotorua’s many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night’s sleep.Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua’s lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door.Wifi high speed $2/hr. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Freeview TV.We know all the “must do” activities in Rotorua and we can book you in.Astray offers motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities.We look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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