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.​

Cosy place to stay

“Cosy place to stay - staff very friendly and always asked if they could help in anyway - atmosphere in...

Deborah
New Zealand New Zealand

2018-11-30T06:36:58+13:00

Deborah
New Zealand New Zealand

“Cosy place to stay - staff very friendly and always asked if they could help in anyway - atmosphere in the entire place with all others staying there was relaxing, inviting and friendly. Let us use their dryer free of charge. Including free breakfast which blew me away. We were in a rush so didn't eat. We paid peanuts to stay there - 3 adults and 1 child for 1 night was $76. Felt like I was ripping them off somehow because so cheap.”

Loved been able to have my dog with me

“Loved been able to have my dog with me. Was close to everything I needed to do. Liked my room....

Carol
New Zealand New Zealand

2018-11-30T06:46:28+13:00

Carol
New Zealand New Zealand

“Loved been able to have my dog with me. Was close to everything I needed to do. Liked my room. Very good value for money. Nice outside area. Would come back again ?”

Very good breakfast

“Very good breakfast, big kitchen, nice garden with "Bambi", very kind staff with shuttle service to intercity bus stop. Rooms...

Selina
Germany Germany

2018-11-30T06:50:16+13:00

Selina
Germany Germany

“Very good breakfast, big kitchen, nice garden with "Bambi", very kind staff with shuttle service to intercity bus stop. Rooms have very good heaters and enough sockets for everybody. Close to main street and supermarkets. Lots of parking spaces at property and on the street (free of charge). ”

A pleasant stay

“The owners/ managers who run this property are amazing. They really make sure you have a pleasant stay, they go...

Mariana
New Zealand New Zealand

2018-11-30T06:54:13+13:00

Mariana
New Zealand New Zealand

“The owners/ managers who run this property are amazing. They really make sure you have a pleasant stay, they go above and beyond to make your stay super happy. On the last night all guests in house were invited for a free “paella”. Wonderful!”

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.”