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Painted Turtle Guesthouse

121 Bastion Street Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A2, Canada
+1 250 753 4432

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8.5

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based on 436 reviews
Painted Turtle Guesthouse - Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Distance to city centre 0.2 km
Location rating 9.3

Rooms

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Queen rooms

$95+

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$95 per night

Classic rooms

$97+

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Queen bed
$97 per night

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  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.5

    Staff were extremely friendly. Got in late at night and the night caretaker was wonderful to let us in and show us around. Extremely centrally located- nearby all the shops and cafes. Great value for money, will definitely return :).

    There is no air conditioning, so the building was very hot. There were a lot of loud noises outside - difficult to get sleep with the window open. Window coverings also blocked the breeze of open windows. Long story short, we closed the window to have a dark, hot place to sleep! Not the best sleep but still enjoyed the place.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    6.3

    The facility itself is really nice. Very clean, nice set up, nice staff members. Good security measures. Comfortable bed. Free bottled water.

    Outside of this place was crawling with drug addicts and loud drunk people. It was not somewhere to go outside after dark. The front desk lady emphasized not to leave anything in my car and car windows were smashed out in the parkade nearby. The hostel is very hot. They provide a fan in room but it didn't help and we couldn't sleep between the heat and the screaming drunk/high people outside and the seagulls.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    Amazing room, comfortable matress,very clean amenities, friendly staff. Highly recommended

    Noisy street.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The first night we stayed in a double room, great bed, very clean, lovely property. The second time we stayed in a mixed dorm - the dorm was also clean.

    The first time we stayed in the double bed room we stayed on the street side - it was very noisy early in the morning, cars, busses and trucks passing + some cleaning in the guesthouse hallway. Bathrooms could have some body soap- there is nothing. The second time we stayed in a dorm room. The beds were noisy and moving around everytime someone moves or gets up. The other guests in the room were absolutely horrible (they got up every half an hour, made a lot of noise , had no respect) and we got no sleep - this is nothing to do with the guesthouse so did not affect the rating. WONT stay in a dorm again. (Maybe if beds were not so damn noisy it would be better)

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    8.8

    Great, budget friendly place to stay in the heart of Nanaimo. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff at us for a midnight check in. We would stay here again.

    It’s an older building, with no air conditioning.

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Overview

With a stay at Painted Turtle Guesthouse in Nanaimo (Regional District of Nanaimo), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Vancouver Island University and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

based on 436 reviews

10.0

WiFi

10.0

Bar

6.3

Comfort

4.7

Breakfast

Things to know

  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice building
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Good kitchenette

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:30

Cancellation/pre-payment

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AMENITIES

Free Wi-Fi
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle hire
Game room
Skiing
No smoking
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Night club
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Hiking
Library
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Restaurant

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Bastion 120 m
  • Nanaimo Museum 183 m
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park 1.7 km
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 1.9 km
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 3.1 km
  • Beach Estates Park 3.3 km

Getting Around

Nanaimo Harbour 350 m
Nanaimo Arpt 13.6 km
Chemainus 31.5 km
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 62 km

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