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1 room, 2 adults

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
Delicious food
Good internet service
Great room
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Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo

from $56
  • 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
  • Onsite parking not available

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
* 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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10.00 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 5.5 for adults and CAD 5.5 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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 43 reviews

Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo
Experience of a lifetime!
We really enjoyed the experience...staff were friendly the place made us comfortable and we felt comfortable...thank you for the great experience and we for sure will be back!!
Brandi, usRomance trip
Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo
Very Good8.0
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
Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo
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
Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo
Very Good8.0
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
Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo
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

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Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo

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