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Painted Turtle Guesthouse

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Overview
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A2 Canada See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Nanaimo for one night whike waiting for my connection to Tofino. This hostel is really cute. It has a nice big clean kitchen, lots of bathrooms ( there's 4 on the 2nd floor you just need to wander a little to find...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank twilightmuse
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Painted Turtle's within sight (almost) of the Bastion; right downtown in the midst of everything you want to see and do. The bus from Departure Bay (the BC Ferries Terminal) stops a mere 2 minute walk away. The staff are ultra friendly and helpful....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The hostel itself is well situated and has everything you need during travelling, reliable wifi, hot shower and good bed. However I value the most information from the man running this place. He is local and knows what he is talking about. He made my...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Kotleta
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights in this well run and clean hostel. The tattoed guy being the desk was more than helpful and very easy going when we requested an extra mattress for our room. He also had great recommendations for local activities. Nice location, clean, quiet...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank dementokelly
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

If you just need a safe, clean place to sleep that isn’t fancy, this is a good choice. We had a room with a double bed. Comfy bed. Nice linens, minimal extra space. Bathroom down the hall was clean. Didn’t try the shower. Kitchen facilities...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Description
If you are looking for the newest, freshest and funkiest accommodation in Nanaimo, then you've found it - the Painted Turtle Guesthouse.We opened July 2004, in a fully renovated and refurbished 1913 More heritage building. Located in the heart of the waterfront/arts district downtown, we are among the trendy cafes & restaurants, pubs & clubs, art galleries, bakeries, street performers and local points of interest.The Guesthouse is extremely well appointed and has received the highest possible standard available as a BC Approved Accommodation. We are also an affiliated Hosteling International Property. All features have been designed with the active traveler in mind, but we have thrown in a few special features. The Great Room, in the heart of the building features a fully self-contained kitchen and spacious dining area, lounge with fireplace, games, books, magazines and computers. We provide free WIFI throughout the property. The bathrooms are all centrally located and private use. All linens and towels are provided free of charge and laundry services are available onsite. Breakfast options and essential store are located in the lobby for your convenience. We have 3 room types catering to every type of traveler. Classic -private room with queen sized bed, private Family rooms with queen sized beds and bunk beds, or dorm style accommodation. Lockers/charging stations are provided in all shared accommodation.Gateway to internationally acclaimed Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is the “Harbour City” and features a fabulous ocean-side location. Easily accessible by ferry from downtown Vancouver, and is a great base camp to venture to other Island destinations. Experience the Island’s natural beauty, attractions, and endless recreational and adventure pursuits! We look forward to meeting you and making you stay in Nanaimo memorable. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
US$28 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
US$28 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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"Ask to be in a room furthest away from the street noise"
761genew
Nov. 1, 2016
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"Host was amenable to me changing for room to have a bottom bunk"
rh858
Oct. 10, 2016
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"Go to nearby shopping center"
nielgillespie
Aug. 12, 2016
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"Family room is great if you are three or four"
Canadamzungu
Aug. 8, 2015
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