|Self Catering Kitchen||Free Wi-Fi||Meeting Room|
|Day Storage||Groups up to 60 People||Recreational Facilities|
We offer a variety of flexible accommodation options for hostel travellers, couples, families and groups in a classic European-style hotel/hostel. You will experience great hospitality and spotlessly clean comfort at an affordable price while meeting like-minded people from the region and around the world.
Our Nanaimo guesthouse accommodation is located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance to the famous harbour front walkway, tourist attractions, boutique stores, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, the Port Place Shopping Centre and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Located in the heart of downtown, 1 block from the harbour front. Our 1913 heritage building has 20 urban retreat style rooms, a Great Room in the heart of the building offering self catering facilities for travellers and groups.
Our 1913 heritage building offers 20 urban retreat style rooms. Our standard rooms are ‘retreat style’ meaning that they are free of telephone and television, and feature a new pillow top mattress, cozy bed linens, soothing decorator colour scheme, heritage appeal and local artwork. Guests staying in our classic rooms share private-use washrooms. Each bunk bed of our dorm rooms offer a comfortable mattresses, clean linens and fresh towels. We are also pleased to offer female only dorm rooms, male only dorm rooms and co-ed dorm rooms.
Price: $65 - $100 per room
Occupancy: 1 or 2 person
Beds: 1x queen sized bed
Popular with couples, business travellers and those who require an uncompromised comfortable bed and privacy, our private comfort rooms offer the best of all worlds: fresh, nicely appointed, comfortable and affordable. We are proud to offer comfort rooms that are refreshingly simple, safe and secure, private and relaxing and very easy on the pocketbook. Classic rooms are ‘retreat style’ meaning that they are free of telephone and television, and feature a queen sized bed with newer pillow top mattress, cozy bed linens, soothing decorator colour scheme, heritage appeal and local artwork. Guests staying in our comfort rooms share private-use washrooms.
Price: $75 - $107 per room
Occupancy: 2 to 4 person
Beds: 1x queen sized bed, 1 x bunk bed or 2x bunk beds
Popular with families, groups of friends, recreation groups, and those who require twin-share rooms, these rooms have uncompromised comfortable bed and privacy, our private Family rooms offer the best of all worlds: fresh, nicely appointed, comfortable and affordable. We are proud to offer comfort rooms that are refreshingly simple, safe and secure, private and relaxing and very easy on the pocketbook. Family & Small Group rooms are ‘retreat style’ meaning that they are free of telephone and television, newer pillow top mattress, cozy bed linens, soothing decorator colour scheme, heritage appeal and local artwork. Guests staying in our comfort rooms share private-use washrooms.
Price: $22.50 - $32.00 pp (shared) - $75 - $107 per room (private group)
Occupancy: Up to 4 people
Beds: 2x bunk beds or 4 single beds
Backpackers, young at heart, budget world travelers and students love our dorm beds! Clean, comfy and affordable, our dorm rooms feature 2 sets of bunk beds, with a maximum of 4 guests per room. Each bunk bed offers a comfortable mattresses, clean linens and fresh towels. The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is pleased to offer female only dorm rooms, male only dorm rooms and co-ed dorm rooms.
From the moment you walk through the front door of the guesthouse, you will be impressed by our front desk area. The guesthouse lobby offers an abundance of information on Nanaimo and tourism on Vancouver Island. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, our front desk staff can help you plan a great trip to Nanaimo. We offer a hotel-style concierge and booking service for groups and hostel travellers alike including rental cars, bus and train tickets and top Vancouver Island activities - whale watching, kayaking, bike excursions, wine tours, sailing charters and more!
Kitchen & Dining Rooms
We are the only Nanaimo hotel/hostel accommodation that offers a full self-catering kitchen for travellers and large groups (maximum of 60 people). Our modern, clean and open plan kitchen includes oven, stovetops, fridges, freezer, microwaves, cooking equipment, dinnerware and a large, comfortable dining area. The kitchen area is bright, open and conducive to interaction between guests and group members.
Our refreshing and modern common space certainly epitomizes the term great room! The common living area offers relaxing and contemporary amenities for individual travelers, backpackers, sport teams and large groups. Enjoy our lounge with fireplace, guitar, foozball table and other games, small meeting area, computer kiosk nook, newspapers and current reading resources. We are proudly television-free to encourage a resort-style ambiance where you can unwind by yourself, or converse with friends old and new.
Coin laundry is available within the guesthouse for the convenience of our guests. Additional guest amenities include FREE day storage for luggage, bicycles, snowboards/skis, diving gear; and vending machines for toiletries and snacks. Our reception conveniently sells laundry soap, coffee & tea, phone cards, Hostelling International memberships and our guesthouse t-shirts.
While there is no onsite parking due to our convenient downtown location, there is parking – day and overnight – free and paid – all within a 2 block radius of the Guesthouse. If you need information about where to park your family vehicle or team bus, please contact our friendly front desk staff for details.
The guesthouse offers all guests complimentary wi-fi. Our patrons appreciate the inclusion of free wireless access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For those travelling without a laptop, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or other internet equipped smartphone, the Guesthouse also has two full-service computers available for a small fee to gain internet access, download family photos, work on a school paper, or Skype with friends around the world.