Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Painted Turtle Guesthouse

121 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A2, Canada
+1 250 753 4432
C$ 91

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based on 411 reviews

Painted Turtle Guesthouse
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About Painted Turtle Guesthouse

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Painted Turtle Guesthouse is situated a few minutes from Bastion, and provides charming accommodation. It is also within walking distance of Nanaimo's well-known attractions and landmarks.

Luggage storage, a concierge and a car rental desk are just some of the available services at the hostel. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a library and laundry facilities.

Painted Turtle Guesthouse has 20 well-appointed rooms that are accompanied by a variety of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.

The hostel is only a short walk from Christian Science Society. It is also ideally located close to a number of eateries.

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Amenities at Painted Turtle Guesthouse

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Casino
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • No smoking
  • Bicycle rental

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Cleaning products
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk


  • Blender
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar/Lounge

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Socket near the bed


  • Desk

Reviews of Painted Turtle Guesthouse

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8.5 Very good
Pros:The painted turtle had some of the comfiest, fluffier and cleanest bedding I've seen in a hostel. Very good beds!
Cons:Although the hostel was very tidy and lovely it did lack a bit of character for an old building. Everything was white, a little hotel-ish.


121 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A2

What's nearby

  • Bastion120 m
  • Nanaimo Museum183 m
  • Sundown Divers0.5 km
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park1.7 km
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre1.9 km
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital3.1 km
  • Beach Estates Park3.3 km
  • Brechin Lanes3.5 km
  • Nanaimo Golf Club5.1 km
  • Frank Crane Arena5.3 km
  • Pipers Lagoon Park6.7 km
  • Wellington Railway Station7.3 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Painted Turtle Guesthouse

  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse is located at 121 Bastion Street, 0.2 km from the centre of Nanaimo. Bastion is the closest landmark to Painted Turtle Guesthouse.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Painted Turtle Guesthouse.

  • Yes, Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Painted Turtle Guesthouse is 0.4 km from Nanaimo Harbour. Painted Turtle Guesthouse is 13.6 km from Nanaimo Arpt.

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Distance to city centre

0.2 km

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