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4.5 out of 5

"Staff lovely and friendly. Rooms very clean and tidy. Great value " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 20 May 2017

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Hotel Description

42b College House - Hostel puts you in the heart of Whanganui, within just a 10-minute stroll of Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park. Highlights at this Edwardian hostel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, featured in all 11 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a games room and a terrace. Added amenities include free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Whanganui hostel include Whanganui Museum and Watt Fountain.

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$52* Per night/room 6 Nov. - 7 Nov.

Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Five Bed)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

42b College House - Hostel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 42b College House - Hostel

Everyone (9) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Very welcoming and very helpful I will stay there again ! Next time I will bring my friends too! Market was just fab today loved it!! I be back!!

Posted by on 7 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep. 2019 by Verena

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. All the best Verena

4 out of 5
The lady at reception was really helpful, and even offered to drive me to my job interview. A cheap and cheerful accommodation, which is very conveniently located.

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2019 by Matt and Verena

Thanks, it was nice having you here. We wish you the best with your application.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan. 2019 by Verena

Thank you for staying with us and the feedback. All the best Verena

3 out of 5
Staff are really helpful and accommodating. Cleanliness/maintenance is not the best. There is mould growing in the showers, others are either out of order or feel to be falling apart. Over the duration of my stay, I had a handful of cockroaches appear in my room.

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan. 2019 by Verena

Hello thank you for your feedback. It is great and very important to us, that you were happy with our staff. We are not sure when you were staying , but most likely before the renovations of the bathrooms have started or maybe while we were working on them? As we never had reports about cockroaches before, we are wondering what room you stayed in? Kind regards and Happy New Year Matt and Verena

4 out of 5

Very convenient

Staff lovely and friendly. Rooms very clean and tidy. Great value

Posted by on 20 May 2017

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5 out of 5

First time in a hostel!

Owners are so welcoming and friendly ☺ would certainly stay here again. Rooms are clean, bathrooms clean. Cute collection of animals. Great for people travelling through on their own

Posted by , from New Zealand on 20 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
Ver very helpful and friendly. It's nice place to stay

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jan. 2017 by Matt

Thanks :-) It was lovely having you here. Cheers Matt

5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly and helpful owners

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 10 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The deer named Bella
Cons: Ultra thin walls - but quiet tennants so not a big deal
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Good; Value: Cheap; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spick and span;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Waikato on 3 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Good; Value: Bargain; Service: V Good; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Bay of Plenty on 24 Nov. 2013

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About the 42b College House - Hostel

Location 42B Campbell Street, Whanganui, 4500

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at 42b College House - Hostel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Whanganui hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whanganui (WAG) (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

42b College House - Hostel offers 11 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Shower

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 10 per vehicle (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 42b College House
  • 42b College House Hostel
  • 42b College House Hostel Wanganui
  • 42b College House Wanganui
  • 42b College House Hostel Whanganui
  • 42b College House Whanganui
  • 42b College House - Hostel Whanganui
  • 42b College House - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • 42b College House - Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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