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4.3 / 5Excellent
44 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sarjeant Gallery
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Queens Park
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Whanganui Museum
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Whanganui (WAG)
    10 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Five Bed)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


42b College House - Hostel is located on a river and in a walkable area with good shopping. Sarjeant Gallery and Whanganui Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Ward Observatory and Memorial Tower. Durie Hill Elevator and Bason Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting.

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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
  • Moutoa Gardens - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 10 min drive

About this property

42b College House - Hostel

Riverside hostel in Whanganui with free breakfast
This hostel features free use of bicycles, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast, 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 complimentary wireless Internet access 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM

Things to do

Arcade/game room
Free bike hire

Family friendly

Arcade/game room
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

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

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


BBQ grill(s)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities


Shared bathroom



Check-in between 1 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not 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 are 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.

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.

Property is also known as

  • 42b College House Hostel Wanganui
  • 42b College House Hostel
  • 42b College House Hostel Whanganui
  • 42b College House Whanganui
  • 42b College House


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

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!!

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Affordable Accommodation

For the price it couldn't be better. Very helpful hosts. all services available.I will certainly stay there again.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

NZMG participant

Booked into dorm but on checking in there was a single room available. So able to change with additional cost.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

This was a nice quiet hostel close to the town center. It’s just a short walk to restaurants, groceries, shops, and cafes. It got very hot and my room only had a small window with poor ventilation, however the other rooms seemed to have larger windows. They have a cute fenced picnic area with animals (a rabbit, guinea pig, some ducks, and a small fawn).

Stayed 6 nights in Jan. 2019

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