Colombo Hall Te Hōro o Colombo

Colombo Hall is a catered hall of residence on our Manawatū campus. Ideal for first-year students, it offers spacious, modern, fully-furnished single rooms in a supportive community environment.

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  • Cost
    $395 per week
    per week
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    17-23 year olds
    year olds
  • Catering
    Two meals per day
    Two meals per day
  • Walking time
    0 minutes to campus centre
    0 minutes
    to campus centre

The hall is centrally located in a park-like setting within Massey’s Manawatū campus, close to student facilities and the bus stop to Palmerston North.


  • Spacious, comfortable fully furnished single rooms in a modern living environment for 66 students aged 17 to 23 years.
  • Shared gender neutral bathrooms on each floor, two kitchens, laundry, and a large common space with TV, recreational activities and computer lab.
  • Two meal plan catering - lunch and dinner weekdays, and brunch and dinner weekends.
  • Wifi in all rooms and common areas.
  • Close to all student facilities including lecture theatres, the library and the dining hall, and the Colombo Road public bus stop to the city.
  • Separate dwelling available for accessibility.

Rooms and furniture

All bedrooms in Colombo Hall are fully-furnished large 'comfort' single private rooms. Each has a window that can be opened, and a secure lockable door.

Each room includes:

  • a king single bed and mattress
  • drawers
  • wardrobe
  • desk, chair and desk lamp
  • shelf, mirror and rubbish bin
  • carpet and curtains
  • heater.

You will be supplied with a crockery and cutlery starter pack which includes:

  • dinner plate, side plate and cereal bowl
  • coffee mug and water tumbler
  • knife, fork, spoon and teaspoon.

Items you should bring

Along with clothing and personal items, you should also bring:

  • toiletries and toiletry bag
  • your own bedding and towel (or you can buy a pack containing these items on arrival)
  • coat hangers
  • laundry detergent
  • 3M hooks/tape or white tac, if you wish to hang anything on your wall (no tape, nails, screws or blu tac allowed).

You may also choose to bring a small fridge, no larger than 45L, which must be put on a waterproof mat.


The hall has shared gender neutral bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks on each floor. There is one bathroom for every four students. Bathrooms have shower cubicles with lockable doors.


Colombo Hall is catered. The meal plan offers you two meals daily - lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and brunch and dinner at weekends. Brunch 10am – 1pm, lunch 11am – 1.30pm and dinner 5pm – 7.30pm.

Students use their student ID card to receive meals, which are served at the communal Student Centre Dining Hall on the main concourse, or can be taken away.

The dining hall offers a diverse range of food choices that change daily.

Food4Me App

Our Food4Me App allows students to view the menu up to seven days in advance, see dietary and allergy information, make orders, leave feedback on meals and respond to polls.

Communal spaces and shared facilities

Colombo Hall has a common lounge with TV, couches, games and two kitchens.

Residents share a laundry with washing machines and dryers.  These are free of charge to use - students supply their own detergent. Also shared is a computer lab with printers.

There is also plenty of communal outdoors space in a park-like setting.


Colombo Hall is alcohol-free in 2022. Students are not allowed to store or consume alcohol in this hall but may drink in moderation within designated areas external to the hall on set days and times.

2022 pricing

The pricing for Colombo Hall is as follows:

Pricing for Colombo Hall 2022.
Week Full year Semester One Semester Two
$395 $15,800 $7,505 $7,900

Room rates include:

  • two meals per day – lunch and dinner weekdays, and brunch and dinner weekends
  • wifi
  • laundry facilities
  • electricity (residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra).

All students can pay by semester or full year. Domestic students are also able to pay by direct debit on a weekly basis.


To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit by the date stated in your letter of offer. The deposit is $670 for a full year or $630 for one semester and includes an administration fee, a refundable bond and an activity fee.

If you need to cancel, there is a cut off date in order to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee – the administration fee is non-refundable.

2022 occupancy dates

These are the contract dates that payment is required for.

Colombo Hall contract dates for 2022.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 40 weeks 15 February 2022 22 November 2022
Semester one 19 weeks 15 February 2022 28 June 2022
Semester two 20 weeks 5 July 2022 22 November 2022

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme – if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

More information

For an overview of Massey University's accommodation at Manawatū campus in Palmerston North, including a comparison of halls, pricing, catering, services and support see the

Manawatū accommodation overview

And, download the accommodation handbook.


Colombo Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410, New Zealand

Contact the office

Manawatū accommodation office


Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Office phone

After-hours only

+64 27 246 2316 (calls Residential Assistant on duty)


Physical address
The Manawatū (Palmerston North) accommodation office is located in the YFC Building on Rehab Road.

Postal address
Massey University
Student Accommodation Manawatū
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442

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