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Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo

1.5-star1.5 stars
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A2, Canada

Within easy reach of Vancouver Island University
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Delicious food
Great location
Great room
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Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo

from $47
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room

What’s around Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo


  • In Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island University - 33 min walk
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 42 min walk
  • Bastion - 2 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 3 min walk
  • Protection Island - 10 min walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 16 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 1 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo’s small print

Also known as

  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse Hostel Nanaimo
  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse Hostel
  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse Nanaimo
  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    A city tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10.00 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 5 for adults and CAD 5 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 46 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice and clean but shared washrooms
Relatively nice and very clean. Nice part of downtown. One warning is that the bathrooms are shared, even though I had a private room.
Mitch, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nanaimo hostel, Vancouver Island BC
Hostel dorm room stay for one night. Nice common area with kitchen. Central location downtown; parking is on the street or at a nearby public garage. Would stay here again!
ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Basic but good
Basic. Clean, friendly staff, comfortable bed. And cheap. Not likely to impress your girlfriend, but for a budget conscious traveler who simply needs a cheap safe clean place to sleep, it's just fine. Has the added bonus of meeting people in the kitchen if that's your thing.
Steven V, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stayed in a private queen room. It was perfect for what we needed. Shared bathrooms were clean, pretty quiet, overall great. I'd stay there again for sure. We even had a bit of an ocean view.
Paula, caOther trip
Good 6.0
Super comfy bed
caOther trip

Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo

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