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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


42b College House Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

College House is a unique and friendly backpackers perfectly located in central Whanganui. Supermarkets and major attractions are in walking distance. FREE unlimited WiFi. FREE off-street parking, FREE bus pick-up. There is also FREE breakfast with bread, spreads, cereals, and milk included in the price !
Enjoy the great garden, BBQ, a recreation area with TV lounge, pool table, table tennis, games, piano and more. Cooking is fun in a large and well equipped communal kitchen. Your hosts Matt and Verena are happy to help and give you advice on activities. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2019
    We instantly felt like home in the lovely atmosphere of this hostel, maybe because of our really bad experiences before but I think it really is a really welcoming hostel, the owners and staff are so helpful and nice people, I really loved staying here! Cheers
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Nov 2019
    Staying in Verenas nice hostel was awesome. Perfect location, well equipped kitchen, fast internet and super friendly and helpful staff. What do you want more?
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Very good value hostel, with a very helpful and friendly manager. Good atmosphere. Facilities a littletired and sparse for the numbers staying there when were there. Great off street parking and not too far from town for walking. Recommended.
    Australia, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    Great stay!! Comfortable beds, nice breakfast included. Amazingly sweet and helpful staff. The kitchen was great and well equipped. There was a piano at the hostel as well which we enjoyed.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2020
    The staff was great at this hostel which made the stay very pleasant and enjoyable. The room and the facilities had everything that we needed, thanks for everything!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Jun 2019
    Superb location. Staff were friendly and always helpful. Good value for money. Room, bed and shared areas are clean and tidy.
    Indonesia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Mar 2019
    V cute hostel with a homely feel. Staff were super friendly and the drop off service to the intercity stop (or wherever) was so useful! Clean, spacious rooms and good WiFi! Simple free breakfast was a perk! I fell in love with the rabbit and guinea pig in the garden though as an owner of Guineas pigs I think it would be nice if the cage were moved around to offer the piggy some fresh grass, it looked as though his water bottle could also do with a clean. Anyhow he seemed a very happy chap. ☺️❤️
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Oct 2019
    Matt and Verena were great hosts and the hostel had a good atmosphere. The free breakfast was a nice surprise and there is a great view from the back garden
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Jan 2020
    Average, friendly but quite dated building. Reason it's cheap maybe. Good for short stays, needs more bathrooms and better showers. Bed was uncomfortable but room was clean.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    26 Mar 2019
    Couldn’t quite figure out why this Hostel was rated as highly as it was. I will say the staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. The hostel itself had a weird smell throughout and did not feel very clean. It was quite loud, and the door to our room was not wood but made out of opaque glass and covered by a curtain. There also seemed to be a fair amount of people living there which was also quite weird. Seems like the building was a hospital or Retirement home prior.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi