HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse

121 Bastion Street, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, Canada, Distance from city centre: 2.4km

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Great location and clean enough room! The room was so hot though. Also the noise from the street and the light came... more...

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Rating: 77%from 3 reviews

  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
Welcome to the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, winner of the "Most Outstanding Hostel of the Year" award across Canada! We proudly offer you fresh, fun, and affordable accommodation in Nanaimo, BC. Our funky guesthouse is a warm blend of upscale hostel, European guesthouse, and boutique hotel inn .....you will have to see it to believe it! Pay a visit and see for yourself! Offering dorm rooms, private rooms, and family rooms, we are the perfect home-away-from home for weary world travellers, backpackers, groups, sport teams and families.

We are proudly 100% Smoke Free! To respect our guest with allergies, pets are not permitted but children of all ages are always welcome! Your reservation must be guaranteed with a VISA or Mastercard only. Hostelling International members receive a $4 discount per night! Show your card upon check-in, or purchase a membership at reception. Free towels and bed linens provided; complimentary WIFI for guests with a laptop, and pay-for-use internet kiosks for those without a PC.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Once a reservation is confirmed, the Guesthouse imposes the following cancellation penalty:

48-hour cancellation prior to arrival or first night is charged. Any changes to your booking may incur additional charges, and you are responsible for confirming additional charges by contacting the Painted Turtle Guesthouse.

No refund can be given for any unused services, non-arrivals, delayed arrivals or premature departures

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It's quick and affordable to get to Nanaimo and the Painted Turtle Guesthouse. We may be located on the largest island on the west coast of Canada - in the Pacific Ocean until you reach Japan - but we could not be easier to get to... Whether you are coming by water, land or air, expect the journey here to be an incredible part of your trip.

By sea - BC Ferries will bring you into a port that is only minutes from the Painted Turtle.

By air, get a window seat and enjoy the spectacular scenery enroute from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary or Seattle to the regional airport in Nanaimo. The other way to fly is by seaplane which drops you off right at our front door step.

By Island driving, Nanaimo is centrally located on the Island and is easily accessible by the TransCanada and major Highways from the north, south and eastern destinations.

By bus, hop on Greyhound Canadas Island partner (Grayline) or the Tofino Bus. The Tofino Bus links the three Hostel International properties in Tofino, Nanaimo and Victoria.

There is a local bus stop directly in front of the Painted Turtle. Jump on a local bus, it will take you anywhere....go explore!

Located Near

We are close to many of Nanaimo's key attractions! We are 2 blocks from the famous and spectacular Nanaimo Harbourfront and the Vancouver Island Conference Center and 5 minutes to major attractions such as The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Nanaimo Ice Rink, the Old City Quarter, tons of cafes and restaurants, and we are at the centre of Nanaimo's lively yet intimate nightlife.

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