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42b College House

Hostel | 42b Campbell Street, Wanganui, New Zealand 4500

94.9% Overall Rating

10 out of 10 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/01/2015)

Sam greening thinks…

"Really great place. The owner is so friendly and very helpful. The facilities were brilliant. The kitchen was the best we've had in our 3 months of travelling. The free wifi was great too. Beds…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 6.56
  • Breakfast USD 6.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Wanganui?

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At our family-run hostel in central Wanganui you can relax and enjoy an amazing lounge with pool table, table tennis, our garden with BBQ facilities and a lot more!
As a guest you enjoy FREE Wifi !
Walking distance to the city center, supermarkets, major attractions and bus stops. Pick ups on arrangement.

Come and join us in our great quality accommodation for little cost. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Deluxe Family Room Garden View (Shared bathroom)

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Single Garden View (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Single (Private bathroom)

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Twin (Shared bathroom)

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About 42b College House

42b College House is centrally located in the heart of the city. It was built and owned by a Wanganui celebrity some 80 years ago. For more than a decade it served as accommodation facility for a High School with a large kitchen, social areas and a huge dining room. In this period it got the name "College House".
Now 42b College House is spacious and nicely restored preserving the traditional character and architecture of an extraordinary and beautiful building.

Accommodation Information

Our highlights are:

- Comfortable made beds with bedding and linen
- Small size of dorms
- Free Wi-Fi and Internet lounge

- Social recreation area with table tennis, pool table, piano and games
- A lovely garden area with native plants and BBQ facilities that invites you to dine outside
- A very large kitchen with all facilities required for great cooking
- TV Room
- Laundry facilities

- Free off-street parking
- Late check-out at 11 am, early check-in at 1 pm

- Transport to or from the airport or the bus stop by arrangement for a small fee
- By arrangement, you can get a yummy home cooked continental breakfast for a small fee.

Come to 42b College House and enjoy your stay.

Location Information

42b College House is located perfectly for shopping. We are less than 500 m to the central supermarkets (Pak'n'save, Countdown, New World) and the next dairy is just around the corner.
Victoria Ave with its cafes, restaurants and many shopping opportunities is just 200 m away.

River, Museum, Galleries and other tourist attractions are in walking distance.
Great beaches and a nature reserve sanctuary is just a short drive away.

There are some nice pubs in town and plenty of restaurants. We are happy to give you advice once you are here.