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Reviews of HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse Nanaimo Hostel

121 Bastion Street, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, Canada

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 87%

Location 93%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 93%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • 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
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 4.05USD

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

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Nanaimo?

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Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 87%

Location 93%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 93%

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Anonymous
20 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

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

Disliked: There could always be more comfortable beds and pillows

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
05 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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 :)

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
19 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Liked: Location, friendly/helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: I liked the big community room!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
30 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
08 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
As a family with children

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
01 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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!!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
14 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Free WiFi. Close to restraunts.

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

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Anonymous
30 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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