About College house 42b
College House is a backpacker’s hostel located in the heart of Whanganui.
The building itself was built and owned by a Whanganui celebrity around 80 years ago. For more than a decade it served as accommodation facility for a High School. In this period it got the name “College House”. Now 42b College House has been restored and refurbished as a backpacker hostel keeping the traditional character and architecture, as well as the great location.
As a guest, you can enjoy the large kitchen, comfortable social areas, a spacious dining room, large outdoor area and cozy rooms.
College House offers a choice of different rooms starting with dorm rooms (both mixed and female-only). Most of them have only 3 beds.
If you wish more privacy, you can take on of our lovely single or double rooms with garden views. All beds are made for you with bedding and linen.
A family atmosphere
The friendliest people I met in the North Island
The helpful and friendly staff
Nice room and lovely host
An enjoyable stay