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  • Newcastle IslandNanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Harbourfront WalkwayFront Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Nanaimo Museum100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Pipers Lagoon ParkLagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • The Bastion98 Front Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Neck Point ParkMorningside Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Westwood Lake ParkWestwood Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia
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151 reviews
#1 Best Value of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar/Lounge
Reviewed 9 January 2018
Amazing bed and super-cush bedding...

Spent one night in private room "T"; hostel, room and bathroom were exceptionally clean, and common areas were light, airy and comfortable. Kitchen was easy to figure out, and the one staff member I... more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Cosy, clean, and relaxing hostel

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... more

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29 reviews
#2 Best Value of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 22 July 2017
2017 Canada visit

We needed a place to stay - didn't have reservations as we had to cut short our trip to Canada and the ferry was booked full by the time we arrived in Nainaimo from Telegraph Cove. Got a room close... more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Not the best area..

Stayed about a week.. not the best area but that didn't bother me at all. Room was comfortable, bathroom could definitely use some updating though. No house keeping provided at all during the stay... more

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11 reviews
#3 Best Value of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
    Reviewed 10 November 2017
    Loud music after midnight cigarette smoke filled dorm from bar

    I stayed in the mixed dorm. They had a band and they played while after midnight on a Thursday. Even though the windows were closed it was as if 3 people were actively smoking in the room. I will... more

    Reviewed 5 August 2017

    I'm writing this from my bed at the Cambie Hostel at 1am as I am unable to sleep due to the room vibrating and thumping from the music from the bar below (I am in room 11). Attempting to sleep in the... more

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    1 review
    13.8 miles from Nanaimo
      Reviewed 26 July 2017

      To Mel and Flor, Thank you so much for the use of your lovely home.. The service we received was second to none. These people went above and beyond the call of duty to look after us. The bedrooms... more

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      278 reviews
      18.0 miles from Nanaimo
      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      Special offer
      Offers & Announcements⭐ Stay 3, Pay for 2 ⭐
      Reviewed 3 days ago
      Perfect getaway!!

      Just spent 4 glorious days and 3 nights at the Ocean Trails Resort. Will definitely be returning! Our Condo was spotless!! Everything you could possibly want was there. The grounds are... more

      Reviewed 30 December 2017
      Great accommodation in Parksville!

      My friends and I always enjoy our accommodation at Ocean Trails. Plenty of room for the four of us to stay and sew! Linens are beautiful, and lots of dishes/glassware for busy quilters. its also... more

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      Camping/Caravan site
      224 reviews
      #1 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
      • Beachfront
      Reviewed 3 days ago
      Amazing view !

      We spent the weekend at Living Forest to try out our new trailer and we loved it ! It was busy so we were lucky to get a great spot, our site 150 had the most incredible views! The staff is so... more

      Reviewed 2 weeks ago
      Beautiful views, awesome RV park!

      We were here for the month of February. Not exactly camping weather but better than our home town, Edmonton. This is a beautiful, well run campground with helpful friendly staff. Long term tenants... more

      31 reviews
      #3 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
      • Free Internet
      Reviewed 3 June 2016
      Not Your Ordinary West Coast Hostel

      It took some online shopping, but the Nanaimo International Hostel continues to be one of my best finds yet. Rarely do accommodations become a highlight of budget travelling, but in Nanaimo (an... more

      Reviewed 5 September 2015
      Nice motel.

      The hostel is on a noisy street. However, the hostel is very clean. It has outside showers if you want to experience something new. There are, of course, also showers inside the house. Wifi is quite... more

      Camping/Caravan site
      27 reviews
      #4 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
      • Free Wifi
      • Beachfront
      Reviewed 18 October 2017
      Nice campground

      Very nice sites at this campground. Full hook up on most sites. Nice staff. Should be cheaper during off season. Will possibly return if in the neighbourhood. Pet friendly With recycling on... more

      Reviewed 7 September 2017
      Great spot

      Love the campground. The lake is a bit small and dirty but the campground itself is fabulous! The kids always have a blast and the park is great for all ages. The kids also loved the bike trails... more

      14 reviews
      #7 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
      • Free Parking
      Reviewed 26 January 2011
      Spacious, comfortable accommodation

      Spacious, private and very comfortable accommodation; wonderful charming and courteous hosts; great conversation. We'll be back! more

      Reviewed 16 November 2010

      Neil and Leslie are so welcoming and make the yummiest breakfasts ever! I've stayed with them numerous times when I travel to Nanaimo and have always enjoyed a wonderful stay. more

      Camping/Caravan site
      41 reviews
      #6 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
      • Free Internet
      Reviewed 1 August 2017
      its been a great 2.5 year experience for me

      reading some of the current reviews has prompted me to add my thoughts . somebody has complained about dust and it has been my experience that mother nature rules . when you have 45 to 50 days of no... more

      Reviewed 19 July 2017
      Great spot

      My daugther and I stayed here for 4 nights. The campsite was clean and quiet and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. There are showers and laundry facilites, which both were in excellent... more

      Speciality Lodging
      3 reviews
      #9 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
        Reviewed 6 September 2016
        Not special, overrated.

        Stayed in the so called deluxe king suite which had a queen bed, not a king. Room was pleasant but not special, furnished with Costco and Home Sense and appeared to be a repurposed yoga room as all... more

        Reviewed 20 July 2016
        Home away from home

        This beautiful home is an easy 10 minute drive from Nanaimo. This home is nestled in Nanaimo's country side and is surrounded by trees, flowers and Luci's amazing animals (dogs, cats and horses... more

        Speciality Lodging
        2 reviews
        #8 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
          Reviewed 6 September 2017
          Beautiful place, beautiful hosts

          Not one bad thing can be said about this lovely place. Gorgeous accommodation, supreme 5 star breakfast and views to die for. Both hosts quirky and lovely in their own way. Would definitely stay here... more

          Reviewed 19 July 2017
          Relax by the Sea

          Randle House By the Sea is a new B&B but also a Vacation rental with a separate self contained suite. This is a newer home that was architecturally designed to look like a well appointed and richly... more

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          1 review
          #10 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
            Reviewed 20 September 2017
            Best pebble swimming beach in Nanaimo

            Departure Bay is a scenic wonder at the bottom of a long hill with views of Newcastle Island and the BC Ferries. There is great swimming and natural logs to sit on along the beach which is dog free... more

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            Camping/Caravan site
            33 reviews
            #5 of 15 speciality lodgings in Nanaimo
            • Free Wifi
            • Free Parking
            Reviewed 9 September 2017
            Family Camping

            We have going to Mountainair for at least 15yrs. We love the swimming hole and the great family atmosphere. The owners and friendly and helpful. Are favorite time to go is for Thanksgiving. They put... more

            Reviewed 24 May 2017
            May long weekend fireworks! Excellent!

            We stayed here on the May long weekend. Campground is very nice. Really enjoyed the impressive fireworks display they put on. AAA+ Roads are a little dusty and lots of kids on their bikes with... more

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