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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nimes, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Good location, clean, safe, with helpful staff. Would highly recommend this as a backpackers or as a motel (good parking). There was a good kitchen with a nice balcony. The staff were most helpful, and the room was really comfortable. We'd stay there again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Worst customer service I have ever known. Beginning of our trip. Called the owner in 2hrs advance to say we will be 10-20min late to check-in. Refusal to wait 10-20mins. He told me you will lose your booking with a not so great attitude. I asked in a very polite manner if there can be some sort of way to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Friendly reception, clean room and facilities and very central to town and tourist activities. I basically checked in, went to shower and go to bed. Not too much noise during the night but the washbasin against my bedroom wall could be moved to be next to the toilet wall.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The best deal in Rotorua I would say. Thanks to the helpers, the hostel was ZUPER CLEAN, there's a few toilets and bathrooms in the dorms so people are not fighting with each other :) I was very surprised that for their double/family rooms are attached with a small kitchen and bathroom with TV, magazines and a small cocktail table.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed 1 night in a double room with shared bathroom. Room was small with just enough space for bed and shelves, but that was to be expected at the price. It was clean and the bed was good. Had free wifi but had to go outside the room to use it, fair enough. Great location to get a good look... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in budget single room. It was tiny but very clean and has the functional shelf; window for natural lights. The bed is so comfortable (it was elevated so you can keep your luggage underneath). What might be a good addition for the room is a mirror (I had to constantly go out the sink area for... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Highly recommended! It is a budget hotel in the centre of Rotorua, it has a separate bedroom, own kitchen with microwave and own bathroom. And on top of that a very helpful host, thank you Frank! Nowhere in NZ I found a better place for the same price.

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Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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