Overview of Hostel
Welcome to the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, winner of the most outstanding hostel of the year award across Canada! Plus the Certificate of Excellence 2 years running.
If you are looking for fresh, fun, and affordable accommodation in Nanaimo, you have found it!! Our cozy, clean and relaxed accommod
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!.
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.
Conditions & Policy
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