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.

mutiple choice

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 service was excellent. All the staff members were very friendly and hospitable. There is a family atmosphere and you...

Prabhu
New Zealand New Zealand

2018-11-30T06:30:13+13:00

Prabhu
New Zealand New Zealand

“The service was excellent. All the staff members were very friendly and hospitable. There is a family atmosphere and you are always surrounded by people, who are willing to exchange, a few words, with you. And, not forgetting the quacking sound of ducks, early morning, the gorgeous, female deer(Bambi) and the cute, little rabbit, to add value to this hostel. I think anyone, at the time of leaving, is filled with memories, and with a desire to come again.”

The friendliest people I met in the North Island

“I was surprised but I think I fell in love with this place. The personnel was just so friendly, the...

Mathilde
Australia Australia

2018-11-30T06:34:01+13:00

Mathilde
Australia Australia

“I was surprised but I think I fell in love with this place. The personnel was just so friendly, the friendliest people I met in the North Island, that I felt just like at home. We stayed only one night and we were sad to leave. They have animals in the garden, they were so cute. The location is great. They also gave us advice with the cinema, which was a great and cheap night out (on Tuesdays). Very cozy and peaceful. The free breakfast was also amazing. Would 100% recommend!”

The helpful and friendly staff

“The helpful and friendly staff, the facilities, free breakfast and free unlimited wifi, the piano, the cleanliness, the location, the...

Jitske
Netherlands Netherlands

2018-11-30T06:35:10+13:00

Jitske
Netherlands Netherlands

“The helpful and friendly staff, the facilities, free breakfast and free unlimited wifi, the piano, the cleanliness, the location, the animals, free tea and coffee... everything! 😉 ”

Nice room and lovely host

“Everything fine. Nice room, big kitchen, tidy and warm. And lovely host :)”

Magdalena
Poland Poland

2018-11-30T06:35:51+13:00

Magdalena
Poland Poland

“Everything fine. Nice room, big kitchen, tidy and warm. And lovely host :)”

An enjoyable stay

“Not a 5 star hotel BUT affordable & practical. Everyone friendly. All requirements (kitchen,utensils,towels etc) catered for. I must say...

Margaret
New Zealand New Zealand

2018-11-30T06:36:27+13:00

Margaret
New Zealand New Zealand

“Not a 5 star hotel BUT affordable & practical. Everyone friendly. All requirements (kitchen,utensils,towels etc) catered for. I must say my son & I had an enjoyable stay”