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HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse Hostel

121 Bastion Street, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, Canada

Welcome to the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, located in the historic heart of Nanaimo, BC on fantastic Vancouver Island, Canada. Winner of the most outstanding hostel of the year award across Canada! Plus the Certificate of Excellence 2 years running, presented by Trip Advisor. Read more

93% Overall Rating 11 out of 12 customers would recommend this property based on 12 reviews

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 87%

Location 93%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 93%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 4.13USD

Important Information

Reservations are guaranteed with a VISA or MasterCard only. <br /><br />

We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. In the event you do not arrive for your booking, the first night's accommodation will be charged in full. <br /><br />

Please note that local taxes are not included in the posted rates. The amount of tax depends on the type of room that is booked and the nightly rate and varies between 5%-13%

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Nanaimo?

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Welcome to the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, located in the historic heart of Nanaimo, BC on fantastic Vancouver Island, Canada. Winner of the most outstanding hostel of the year award across Canada! Plus the Certificate of Excellence 2 years running, presented by Trip Advisor. Read more

Shared Rooms

4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse

If you are looking for fresh, fun, and affordable accommodation in Nanaimo, you have found it!! Our cozy, clean and relaxed accommodation offers the ideal place to sleep, socialize and see the sights! Our funky guesthouse is a warm blend of hostel, guesthouse, and boutique hotel.....you will have to see it to believe it!

Opened in 2004, the Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fully renovated 1913 heritage building. Located steps away from Nation wide vote of “greatest street in Canada”. The reasoning for this title is the culture, cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, art galleries, bakeries, and street performers. Plus the seawall is only a block and a half away, providing trails, swimming lagoon, crabbing opportunities, local artisans, delicious ice cream, play ground and access to 3 beautiful and special islands.

Our guesthouse provides you with a unique great room with a fully contained, self catering kitchen and eating area, a cozy living area with book exchange and fireplace, 2 computer kiosks plus FREE WIFI, games and a foosball table. We also offer FREE luggage storage, laundry facilities, office services, travel kiosk and our Stay and Save program, which provides you with discounts to many of the downtown vendors. Get a taste of the West Coast!!

We have dorm beds (female, male & co-ed), private rooms, and family rooms - perfect for backpackers and groups. FREE towels and sheets are provided in all rooms. Bathrooms are centrally located and exceptionally clean, each bathroom is outfitted with a sink, toilet and shower for your private use. Our family friendly, home away from home ambiance, makes us perfect for every kind of traveller.

Are you a student, new to town or here on business? Ask about our special long-term stay rates. Our prices can't be beat!

Reservations guaranteed with a VISA or Mastercard only.

We look forward to meeting you and making your stay in Nanaimo unforgettable!


PLEASE NOTE: 12% HST tax will be added to your total upon check-in

Accommodation Information

The Painted Turtle Guesthouse in Nanaimo, BC is pleased to offer dorm style quad rooms, classic private rooms, and group or family room accommodation. We welcome families, sporting and cultural groups and independent backpackers. Room types for all budgets!

Quad room - dorm style room with 2 sets of bunk beds (female, male and co-ed available). Newer pillow top beds in a large, comfortable room with window.

Classic room - private room with a new comfy pillow top bed. Sleeps 2 maximum

Group room - queen bed and one set of bunk beds (sleeps 4 maximum).

All rooms include linens and towels as well as a lockable charging locker station for laptops, cell phones and cameras.

PLEASE NOTE: 12% HST tax will be added to your total upon check-in

Location Information

Painted Turtle Guesthouse
121 Bastion Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 3A2

The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is located in the heart of historic downtown Nanaimo - just 1 block from the ocean seawall and within walking distance to the city's best shopping, cultural experiences, walking paths, kayaking, boating, restaurants, bars and cafes. Easy walking distance to the Greyhound bus station and an about 3kms from the ferry terminal at Departure Bay.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.