We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Save
Traveller (15)
Room & Suite (9)
Dining (8)
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“private room”(14 reviews)
“bus stop”(4 reviews)
“bed dorm”(3 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
1 Star Hotel
All hotel details
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (152)
Filter reviews
138 results
Traveller rating
70
45
16
4
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
70
45
16
4
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsprivate roombus stopbed dormcommon areaslounge areavancouver islandliving spaceminute walkfamily roomwithin walking distancespent one nightlate checknight staydowntown corerooms are cleanwaterfrontbunk
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 138 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you just need a safe, clean place to sleep that isn’t fancy, this is a good choice. We had a room with a double bed. Comfy bed. Nice linens, minimal extra space. Bathroom down the hall was clean. Didn’t try the shower. Kitchen facilities...More

Thank VictoriaBCtraveller1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this was a good atmosphere for a quick stop in. We had students travelling with us and the Place was welcoming. Parking accessible in walk distance. Rooms were great. Accessible showers/restrooms on each floor Morning view of what’s ahead for the day Over...More

Thank JackieWindsor879
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

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 spoke to was attentive and polite. Someone at the hostel has...More

Thank Sharon C
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
View more reviews
Most Booked Properties in Vancouver Island
See allSee all
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Self-Serve Laundry
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$30 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$30 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (15)
Room & Suite (9)
Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Painted Turtle Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Ask to be in a room furthest away from the street noise"
Read review
"Host was amenable to me changing for room to have a bottom bunk"
Read review
"Go to nearby shopping center"
Read review
"Family room is great if you are three or four"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing