Painted Turtle Guesthouse

121 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, V9R 3A2
330 metres from Nanaimo centre Show Map

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20 Rooms Free Wifi Nearby parking Non-smoking rooms available

*$39.50 per person (based on two sharing) rates are from and based on low occupancy nights in Nanaimo, Canada, incuding local taxes. Rates at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse are likely to be higher on busy nights. All rates subject to availability.

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The friendly hosts at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo, offer guests a warm reception and great value accommodation, with 20 bright & generously appointed rooms starting from $39.50pp a night* including nearby parking, plus free Wi-Fi in all areas of the porperty.

2007 Awarded "Best Hostel in Canada" by HI-Canada, Under 10,000 Overnights category and rated #1 on! Experience a splash of funky Canadian style and fair dinkum Australian hospitality with hosts Bruce & Ang!

Open since 2004, the HI-Nanaimo Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fully renovated and refurbished 1913 heritage building. Located in the heart of the waterfront/arts district in downtown Nanaimo, it sits amongst trendy cafes & restaurants, pubs & clubs, art galleries, bakeries, street performers and local points of interest. The Guesthouse is extremely well appointed and has achieved the highest possible standard available under the Hostelling International group.

All features have been designed for the travellers comfort, and we have thrown in a few special features: private bathrooms, free wireless internet, free luggage storage and a living area that includes kitchen and dining facilities, a cozy fireplace and free games.

The Painted Turtle is so close to everything that within 5 minutes you can walk to the Port Theatre, Harbour Lynx and BC ferry terminals, the 4km Harbourside Walkway, the Old City Quarter shopping district, outdoor and indoor recreation facilities, and other key tourist attractions.

From here, we have great transportation links to TOFINO, VICTORIA, CAMPBELL RIVER and the GULF ISLANDS. You can venture to other parts of Vancouver Island, with its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding attractions, and endless recreational or adventure pursuits.

"Group Special", $75 per room (Sleeps four people separately, no sharing!) Includes all taxes. No hidden fees or charges. $75/4 people ONLY, unbeatable! Please note that rates listed here are HI member rates, including local taxes. Non-members add $4 per person in a dormitory room or $5 per room in a private room.

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FAQ's for Painted Turtle Guesthouse
  • How far is Painted Turtle Guesthouse from Nanaimo centre?

    Painted Turtle Guesthouse is 0.2 miles from Nanaimo centre

  • What is the lowest rate at Painted Turtle Guesthouse?

    The cheapest nightly rack rate for bookings at Painted Turtle Guesthouse is $39.50 per person (based on two sharing), subject to availability & advance booking.

  • How many rooms are there at Painted Turtle Guesthouse

    There are 20 rooms at Painted Turtle Guesthouse offering accommodation in double, twin, and single format. Rooms suitable for families and children can be made up subject to notice and availability.

  • Is there free WiFi at Painted Turtle Guesthouse

    Yes, free WiFi is available at Painted Turtle Guesthouse.

  • Does Painted Turtle Guesthouse have a pool?

    Regretfully, Painted Turtle Guesthouse does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does Painted Turtle Guesthouse have rooms for disabled guests?

    Regretfully, Painted Turtle Guesthouse does not have any rooms or facilities for disabled guests.

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