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8.7

Excellent

62 reviews

62 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Post Office 280 m
Bason Botanic Gardens 380 m
DOC Office 420 m
New World 480 m
St Mary's Catholic Church 520 m
Rosie O'Grady's 650 m
Wanganui Regional Museum 680 m
Sarjeant Gallery 720 m
Wanganui Police Station 850 m
Automobile Association 870 m

42b College House

42b Campbell Street, Wanganui, Wanganui, New Zealand, 4500 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Wanganui part of Wanganui, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Whanganui Airport. This 4-star property features fitness center to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Fitness center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Fitness center

Game room

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.3 Km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at 42b College House

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.7

Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Single Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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5 Bed Dormitory Shared BathRoom
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Standard Room,1 Double Bed,Shared Bathroom
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at 42b College House?

        Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to 42b College House?

        42b College House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 10 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at 42b College House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, 42b College House has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Wanganui with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

        Is breakfast offered at 42b College House?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at 42b College House.

        What is the smoking policy at 42b College House?

        42b College House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest airport to 42b College House?

        Travel by air is easy with Whanganui Airport only 4.2 km away from 42b College House.

        What restaurants are nearby 42b College House?

        Restaurants including Roast 4 T, Tokyo Roll Black and Angora are popular in 42b College House’s neighborhood which is known as Wanganui.

        What popular shopping places are close to 42b College House?

        Shopping options in 42b College House’s Wanganui neighborhood include Chronicle Glass and Whanganui River Traders Market.

        What are popular attractions near 42b College House?

        Guests at 42b College House can easily visit DOC Office, St Mary's Catholic Church and Wanganui Regional Museum located in the Wanganui area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to 42b College House?

        42b College House’s nearby natural sights include Bason Botanic Gardens located in the same Wanganui area.

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        What people love about 42b College House

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Clean and very friendly staff! I like here!!"

          AYANO

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          October 25, 2019

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Easy to find and get to from the Intercity bus stop."

          JANE

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          May 2, 2021

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Bathroom

          "I had a single bedroom with my own bathroom, which was very nice."

          JANE

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          May 2, 2021

        Overall rating:

        8.7

        Excellent
        62 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.5
        Facilities
        8.4
        Location
        8.6
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        More about 42b College House

        More about 42b College House

        42b College House

        There is never a shortage of things to do in Wanganui. Staying at 42b College House, located just minutes away from the city center, means you will not miss any of Wanganui amazing sights.
        The range of services provided by 42b College House ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Wanganui.
        Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
        In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.


        Dining and things to do

        Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
        Apart from amenities and services, 42b College House goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the salon. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hostel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the ping-pong table in the hostel.
        Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


        Reasons to stay here

        Rooms here are cheaper than 95% of accommodations in the city.
        This hostel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
        Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.4

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        4 mentions

        Breakfast

        1 mention

        Swimming Pool

        1 mention

        Internet

        1 mention

        Languages spoken
        • English
        • French
        • German
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Billiards
        • Fitness center
        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Table tennis
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • BBQ facilities
        • Coffee shop
        • Kitchen
        • Room service
        • Shared kitchen
        Services and conveniences
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Salon
        • Smoking area
        For the kids
        • Family room
        Land sports
        • Golf course (within 3 km)
        Access
        • Pets allowed
        Getting around
        • Airport transfer
        • Bicycle parking
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Shuttle service
        • Taxi service
        Sports equipment rental
        • Bicycle rental

        Food and dining

        Breakfast options
        • Continental

        Location

        42b Campbell Street, Wanganui, Wanganui, New Zealand, 4500
        Excellent
        Location

        8.6

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-5 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from13:00
        • Check-in until21:30
        • Check-out until10:00
        • Reception open until21:30
        Getting around
        • Airport transfer fee10 NZD
        • Distance from city center0.3 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
        Extras
        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
        The property
        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors1
        • Number of rooms 11
        • Room voltage220
        Parking
        • Daily parking fee0 NZD

        Reviews of 42b College House from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.7
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.5
        Facilities8.4
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality9.7
        Service9.5
        Value for money8.7
        High score for Wanganui
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (16)
        8-9 Excellent (2)
        7-8 Very Good (2)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (2)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (6)
        Jun - Aug (3)
        Sep - Nov (7)
        Dec - Feb (7)
        All guests (62)
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        12
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Wing from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Bed in Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2021

        Friendly Host!”

        Stayed here for 3 nights. Would have stayed a bit longer if i have more time. Hosts are friendly and welcoming. They got a well-equipped kitchen and any kitchenware you need for either for cooking and baking like coffee machine and air-fryer. The whole hostel is full of arts and paintings that would make your stay enjoyable. Quite a few of parkings on site. Toilets are clean. But it would be even better if theres a mirror inside the dorms. Would come back again if i have a chance :D

        Reviewed February 18, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lou from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        Exceptional”

        Really nice people and very unique house

        Reviewed February 09, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        AYANO from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2019

        Very good”

        Clean and very friendly staff! I like here!!

        Reviewed October 25, 2019

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        JANE from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Single Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in May 2021

        Exceptional”

        I had a single bedroom with my own bathroom, which was very nice. Easy to find and get to from the Intercity bus stop.

        Reviewed May 03, 2021

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        8.8
        Excellent
        John from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

        A Wonderful Backpackers Lodge”

        Wanganui is a pretty , quiet , historic and scenic town of New Zealand .

        Reviewed January 06, 2022

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Marinella from France
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in June 2014

        Perfect stay in 42b College House”

        great value for money, friendly and helpful staff, perfect location

        I had a great time in this backpacker! The owners were really friendly and ready to help me to have the best stay in Wanganui. The backpacker itself is quiet, clean and centrally located. It's also the cheapest in town. What else could I have asked?

        Reviewed June 12, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Chia from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in June 2015

        Wonderful service”

        Wonderful service, convenient situation and comfortable rooms.

        The reception service was really kind and they gave a lot of information about town and places. Full equipment in the kitchen, big dining room, lovely lounge, clean shower rooms and toilet. Especially rooms are comfortable and neat. They has a wide backyard with lovely Bambi and chickens, you could seat on the chairs and enjoy the sunshine/ wind.

        Reviewed June 14, 2015

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Juergen from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in November 2013

        A lovely place with very friendly staff.”

        Central location, great people, great cooking

        I enjoyed the proximity to city center. My room was quiet and the people I met all nice. Extraordinary kitchen and outside area.

        Reviewed November 16, 2013

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        8.4
        Excellent
        LIM from Singapore
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        host was nice”

        it was nice for the host to upgrade us from a double room to family room as it was available. We personally like the kitchen as it was well equipped and clean. Overall nice stay we had.

        Reviewed November 23, 2016

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Anita from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2013

        I had a great time and really enjoyed my stay! ”

        Friendly and helpful owners and staff (super atmosphere), big and sunny garden area, 100 MB Free WiFi voucher

        The people (owners, staff and travelers) were absolutely nice and friendly. Cooking in the big kitchen was fun also playing pool and table tennis with other travelers and staff. Relaxing in the garden was nice as well. I can really recommend this hostel: nice people, clean and good facilities. I totally enjoyed my stay.

        Reviewed October 17, 2013

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Henry from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        Nice friendly place”

        Lovely room, lovely staff, good atmosphere. Would certainly recommend.

        Reviewed March 16, 2017

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        6.4
        Good
        Katja from Fiji
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017

        I expected much more, because of the really good reference”

        The staff was really nice. My room was clean, but the bathrooms, the kitchen and the dining room was dirty. The facility is a old, but this is for this price completely fine.

        Reviewed January 09, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        jennifer from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        lovely!”

        great spot. super clean. everyone was chill and respectful. wifi was amazing. quiet, comfortable, friendly. parking was easy. and they have a rescued deer in the backyard 😍

        Reviewed November 30, 2018

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        Thank you for the nice feedback Jennifer. It was lovely meeting you. Wishing you a wonderful trip! Matt and Verena

        Responded December 01, 2018
        42b College House
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Clare from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Single Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        Exceptional”

        Lovely staff . Picked me up from airport and dropped me back , no charge. Incredibly helpful . Good breakfast.

        Reviewed April 09, 2018

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        7.6
        Very good
        Boy from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        Very good”

        Very nice staff. Lovely animals in the garden.(altough the ducks are a bit loud in the early morning). The kitchen was great.

        Reviewed November 10, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mary from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in February 2016

        Lovely host, great rooms & professional kitchen”

        My room was for a single, but I got a huge family room for the same price as it was available. The kitchen was professional & huge. The host was friendly & super helpful + free wifi!!

        In a word: great!!

        Reviewed February 13, 2016

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        XINGYI from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017

        everything is nice”

        everything isnice

        Reviewed December 23, 2017

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        6.0
        Ik from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Single Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Old hostel”

        The hostel is bit run down. The bed are not comfortable as my body just sink into the mattress. Owner are really friendly.

        Reviewed October 21, 2018

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Eleonore from Japan
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017

        Very good”

        Personnel adorable, grande cuisine avec tout ce qu'il faut pour cuisiner, jardin avec animaux :)

        Reviewed July 31, 2017

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        MARI from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Single Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

        アットホームな雰囲気”

        依頼するとインターシティのバス停まで送迎してくれ大変助かりました。オーナーご夫妻はとても親切で感じが良くホームステイしているような雰囲気がありました。ただ、私が泊まった部屋はドアの上に閉まらない窓があり廊下の声が筒抜けで、隣の部屋の男性の大きな話声が23時まで連日続いたのには困りました。

        Reviewed April 22, 2018

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