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.
The friendliest people I met in the North Island
The helpful and friendly staff
Nice room and lovely host
An enjoyable stay
Cosy place to stay