Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 1 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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.
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 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2020
    The place had an awesome friendly atmosphere , really enjoyed our stay
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Super great space, loved it!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Jan 2020
    42B College House is closer to supermarkets and shops than the other hostels in Wanganui. The common room has dining tables, table tennis, piano, board games, toaster and charging plugs, but no couches. Good value for money as there is free breakfast 7:30am to 9:30am from a range of cereals, milk, bread for toast, and spreads. There is a nice outdoor area at the back, excellent for BBQs with the equipment provided.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 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+
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2020
    Lovely hostel. A bit dated in terms of decor, but who is really worried about that? Bedroom was perfect, kitchen very well equipped and bathrooms clean. Would recommend staying here, family or solo traveller.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2020
    I arrived with a throat infection, to my dismay. The staff were super helpful and took me to the hospital and pharmacy , since I was without a car.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2020
    Flies everywhere which wasn’t too encouraging. And my dorm room door never seemed to be closed and the fire exit was open all day, so not much emphasis on security. Most areas were averagely clean. A good spot to stay if you know you’ll be out all day!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Nov 2020
    It had everything we needed, the hosts were great. The only thing is that it was a bit run down, untidy and unclean looking... even though I knew that they were cleaning regularly. Needless to say, it didn't take long for it to feel like our slave for the short time we were there. Thank you
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2020
    Office staff great went the extra mile to replace my table lamp then went and bought me an extention lead Unfortunatly the extention lead did not work as i found out after they had left. Went the extra mile to supply gluten free Wheetbix unfortunatly they expired 2017. Location great Noisy when people in shower and toilet But fine for a night .
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
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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