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College House backpackers is in an ideal location for exploring the city and region of Whanganui. It has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the possibility for socialising with other guests or being more private if you prefer. The hosts are helpful and very nice.
Response from Matt_Wanganui, Owner at 42b College HouseResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Jasmine-great that you enjoyed staying with us.
Have a great time
42b college house is a wonderful place to stay.. the people there are very friendly and polite.. their kitchen and other facilities are really excellent... 42b college house has a wonderful atmosphere (just like home)
Thank Joe G
Response from Matt_Wanganui, Manager at 42b College HouseResponded 14 September 2017
Although there was lovely people running the hostel, the room which I was put in did not have a working heater and in the middle of winter it was freezing. Kitchen space very good! But bathrooms and toilets patched together poorly with what ever materials...More
Response from Matt_Wanganui, Owner at 42b College HouseResponded 12 September 2017
thank you for the feedback.
Great that you liked the kitchen-all our guests really enjoy cooking and baking and of course meeting people in our kitchen.
Sorry that you didn't ask for extra heating-we always provide spare heaters, blankets, hotwater bottles.....anything our guests...More
I spent a while in this friendly and very nice place, the staff was perfect, very helpfull anytime for everything, can pick you up and drop at the bus stop if you need. You can meet lot of diferent culture from around the world. you...More
Thank Chris R
Response from Matt_Wanganui, Owner at 42b College HouseResponded 24 August 2017
Thank you very much Chris, for your nice review:-) Enjoy your North Island trip.
We had a one-night stop here during our drive up the west coast. It was clean, the owners were very friendly and the room was ok.
Since the walls are very thin, we heared very good someone doing his capoeira exercises at midnight and two...More
Response from Matt_Wanganui, Manager at 42b College HouseResponded 24 August 2017
thank you for your feedback.
Fortunately it is very very rare that people are noisy after 10 pm.
Did you enjoy the Forgotten World Highway?
Matt and Verena
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$18 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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