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Overview of 42b College House - Hostel

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42b College House - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationQueens Park10 min walk
    Popular LocationWhanganui Museum10 min walk
    Popular LocationWatt Fountain14 min walk
    AirportWhanganui (WAG)10 min drive

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Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

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

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Family Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 1 Double Bed

About this area

Whanganui

42b College House - Hostel is located on a river and in a walkable area with good shopping. Whanganui Museum and Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Watt Fountain and Memorial Tower. Ward Observatory and Durie Hill Elevator are also worth visiting. Explore all the area has to offer with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sarjeant Gallery - 9 min walk
  • Queens Park - 10 min walk
  • Whanganui Museum - 10 min walk
  • Watt Fountain - 14 min walk
  • Ward Observatory - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tokyo Roll Black - 7 min walk
  • Pita Pit - 7 min walk
  • Parnells Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Jabee Kebabs - 8 min walk
  • Cafe Anatolia - 8 min walk

About this property

42b College House - Hostel

Riverside hostel in Whanganui with free parking
This hostel features free use of bicycles, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an arcade/games room, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
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.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Free bike hire

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: NZD 10 for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 10 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-in fee: NZD 10 for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of NZD 1

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at 42b College House - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, 42b College House - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to 42b College House - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is 42b College House - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at 42b College House - Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at 42b College House - Hostel?
Check-in is from 1 PM - 8:30 PM. Late check-in is available from 9:00 PM to midnight for a fee of NZD 10.
What time is check-out at 42b College House - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Does 42b College House - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of NZD 10 per vehicle applies.
Where is 42b College House - Hostel located?
Located in the heart of Whanganui, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sarjeant Gallery, Queens Park and Whanganui Museum. Watt Fountain and Moutoa Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 49 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 49 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 49 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 49 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 49 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The graden area at the property was so calm and relaxed. The interesting people that hung around the kitchen and eating area made the place seem lively.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Very old rundown hostel. Staff was helpful, had sky in tv room, Pity some owners just take $$ for decades but put nothing back in. Value for $27 a night was not worth it compared to other towns, even national park was only$19 with modern look and spa. I wouldnt recommend this place unfortunately. A lick of pain and new beds might just show some effort back to guests who pay good money to stay. 1 of the only bad reviews ive had to make out of hundreds of places as a hotels.com gold member
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Amenities
Would definitely not stay here again and would advise others not to , whole family of very loud people !
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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