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Reviews of Painted Turtle Guesthouse - Nanaimo

Guesthouse | 121 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada V9R 3A2

92.7% Overall Rating

26 out of 28 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2013)

Sam Meegan thinks…

"The Painted Turtle was an amazing hostel. One of my favourite. All the staff were super friendly but Katryne and Amy in particular were really helpful and great to hang out with. The hostel is always…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Sofa

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.48

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Reservations are guaranteed with a VISA or MasterCard only.

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.

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%

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92.7%

Overall Rating

26 out of 28 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Painted Turtle Guesthouse - Nanaimo'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
96.0%
Value
92.0%
Safety
91.2%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to downtown nice kitchen and facilities easy to find

Disliked: There could always be more comfortable beds and pillows

100.0%
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Sam Meegan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 August 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: The Painted Turtle was an amazing hostel. One of my favourite. All the staff were super friendly but Katryne and Amy in particular were really helpful and great to hang out with. The hostel is always clean. Nice kitchen. Really social in the 'great room'. Highly recommend the Painted Turtle :)

Disliked: Sam left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendly/helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Christina Masters

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: The location was awesome... super close to downtown, the old city quarter, and the sea wall. Sabrina at the front desk was super helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The beds were a bit uncomfortable. Also, though it's mainly due to the location of the property (being so close to the seawall), the seagulls can make QUITE a racket in the morning.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the big community room!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in downtown, the great room with the kitchen is huge and very clean. Nice washrooms with showers in it. So it was like a private shower.

Disliked: The wifi wasn't working well.

100.0%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to downtown, a block from the harbour, felt safe here. Very clean hostel with wide open, airy kitchen/living area. Free towel. There were 4 bathrooms on our floor, so no waiting. I would definitely recommend this hostel to others.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the nicest guesthouse I have been. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are big and tidy, very clean. The common areas are very nice, plenty games (a minifutball thing as well). Just lovely!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
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In Kim

With a large group / tour

Work / volunteering

23 August 2011

Liked: Free WiFi. Close to restraunts.

Disliked: Too Noisy until late due to pub near by.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel i have ever been :) Very helpful and friendly stuff. Great rooms and kitchen. Everything is really comfortable.

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2010 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: New and comfortable beds. The kitchen and lounge was so nice open and clean. It was close to many restaurants and cafe's.

Disliked: Stairs, with heavy luggage it was not fun! Lucky only stayed on the 2nd floor.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

07 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people and service

Disliked: dark room

100.0%
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Johannes Dijkhof

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

04 July 2010 Johannes would recommend this property

Liked: nice clean good rooms

Disliked: there was no television. This was not fine during World champignon 2010

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central locationclean bedsclean showerswater boiler too slow

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good welcome. Staff able to provide information about the area. Particularly clean and comfortable place with new facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Barbara Spray

27 August 2008 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness, friendliness, helpfulness of staff. Great atmosphere, good dorms.

Disliked: Barbara left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christopher White

27 August 2008 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and the cleanliness

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Travis Stone

23 July 2008 Travis would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendly and helpul staff.

Disliked: Travis left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very clean and quiet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Antony Boulton

27 August 2007

Liked: The use of the free internet and the friendliness of the staff and very clean facilities!!

Disliked: Antony left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 September 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is like a home away from home. It is not a loud, lewd, or "party" hostel. It is an excellent place to meet other travelers. Travelers cook and sometimes share meals in a clean and airy kitchen/living area. However, after ten p.m., quiet time is observed. My sleep was never disturbed by loud noises or "wild" parties or activities. The front door is locked at ten, even though guests are given keys to the door. The owners are very kind and helpful and will do anything and everything to make your stay better. They made train/bus/ferry reservations for me, or, if they couldn't, found out how I could. The rooms were clean and airy; the bed was comfortable. There was always plenty of hot water in the showers, and there are several showers on each floor. An extra nicety was the commercial washers and dryers downstairs. The Painted Turtle is located in the downtown of Nanaimo, very close to shopping and to the Harbor and theatre and arts area. Nothing is too far away. The owners also keep a supply of goods that travelers might need, such as shampoo, laundry soap, bottled water, etc. Tour information and information about other hotels and hostels is made available in the lobby. Internet there is free. I really cannot say enough good things about my stay at the Painted Turtle. The price is more than reasonable, especially for all the relaxation, assistance, and enjoyment I received during my stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 July 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet access, well stocked kitchen, very comfortable!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

30 May 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: services ofered & location

Disliked: left no negative feedback.


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