42b College House Backpackers
42b College House is situated in the heart of Wanganui, which is an ideal spot to enjoy easy access to major local attractions, city centre, supermarkets, i-site and bus stops. Views of Mt Ruapehu, garden with BBQ facilities, amazing lounge with pool table, table tennis, pianos, boardgames and movie room! Wifi hotspot, bus stop pick ups and off street parking are available too. 42B College House is definitely the ideal choice of stay for travelers/backpackers seeking comfort and convenience in Wanganui.
42b College House is originally built and owned by a Wanganui celebrity about 80 years ago. For more than a decade it served as accommodation facility for a High School. In this period it got the name “College House”. It is a spacious and nicely restored building, preserving the traditional character and beautiful architecture. Keeping it's original name because we appreciate its contemporary nature and its contribution to education in local history.Therefore, till now 42b College House still accommodate international students and organise student exchange and language courses.
In 42b College House, you will find yourself living in a home away from home. We have laundry room, booking clerk at the reception to assist you in planning your trip, delicious continental breakfast served at $10 and free wifi access (100MB per day). Start exploring Wanganui with us now!
42b College House was built and owned by a Wanganui celebrity some 80 years ago. It got its name "College House" from the time when it served as the accommodation facility for a High School with a large kitchen, social areas and a huge dining room. We like to keep this name as it represents a part of its history and we organise student exchange and language courses.
42b College House is a great traditional Wanganui location and run by the friendly Nowak family. We offer great quality accommodation for little money but provide options for the comfort oriented traveller as well.
We have Dorms, Single Bedrooms as well as a Double- and Family Room. They are all quietly located.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast not included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Pool Table
- Taxes included
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
The reception is open 8:00am to 8:00pm.
If you need us earlier or later you can reach us as well as we live on the same property.
We have a late check-out time of 11:00am, and an early check-in time of 1:00pm.
If you need late check-in please net us know in advance. There is night access as well.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Matt and Verena
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
The central bus terminal at Taupo Quay is just 600m away. The 'Naked Bus' line has its stop there right outside i-site.
The Intercity Bus line stops at Ridgeway street which is not directly in the Town Center. We can organize a pick-up from there for a small fee.
CAR If you come down State Highway 4 from National Park stay on SH4 until you come to the first roundabout in Wanganui. Turn right and cross the bridge (Dublin bridge). Go straight ahead and follow Dublin street for 550 m. Then turn left into Campbell Street. You find us after 100 m on the left side. If you come down State Highway 3 from New Plymouth follow the main street until you see a railway line. You cross the railway line and follow Victoria Ave for some 600 m and turn left after Mcdonalds into Dublin Street. Turn right after 200m into Campbell Street. You find us after 100m on the left side. If you come up State Highway 3 from direction Wellington follow the main road until you see the railway line on the right side. You cross the railway line and follow Victoria Ave for some 600 m and turn left after Mcdonalds into Dublin Street. Turn right after 200m into Campbell Street. You find us after 100m on the left sided.
AIRPORT Wanganui airport is 3 km away, a pick up can be arranged.
42b College House is located perfectly for shopping. We are less than 500 m to the central supermarkets and the next diary is just round 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.