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    Painted Turtle Guesthouse

    121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A2, Canada
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    Overview
    • Excellent54%
    • Very good32%
    • Average10%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “common room” (11 reviews)
    “bus stop” (4 reviews)
    “cook dinner” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    1.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 136 reviews

    Reviewed 2 November 2017

    I really enjoyed my 3 night stay at the Painted Turtle. It offers everything I look for in a budget hostel and I would highly recommend staying whilst visiting the lovely little city of Nanaimo. The facilities are exceptionally clean, the staff are friendly and...More

    Thank Christie T
    Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

    Stayed just 1 night in a 4 bed dorm in July this year. The room was not bad but not great - it was a bit stuffy, but sufficient for a night or 2. The combined kitchen and common area was really nice and spacious...More

    Thank melakay1
    Reviewed 18 September 2017

    Very Clean, Simply rooms. Reasonable Priced. Enough Shared Bathrooms for the floor. We were a family of four using the hotel for a one night visit to the city. It is central located in the downtown core, so it was easy to walk to restaurants,...More

    Thank CA H
    Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at the Painted Turtle Inn for 2 nights. We had a family room with a double and a bunk. Our room and the shared bathrooms were clean, and the common area was cosy and multi-functional. Yet there aren't enough big tables to sit...More

    Thank FluffyTaipei
    Reviewed 2 August 2017

    After reading other's review, I decided to give it a try, & did not disappoint. The place was VERY clean, the kitchen area is nice & bright on the 1st floor with views to the streets unlike most hostel that has it in the basement....More

    Thank Fairyland_Goddess
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Banquet Room
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Airport Transportation
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$26 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Location
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    • British Columbia >
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    • Nanaimo
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