- Business Traveler
For business owners, travelling salespeople, government employees on the go and marketing executives, business travel is still an important part of company success. Nanaimo is a hotspot for business travellers because it is centrally located on Vancouver Island.
- Extended Stay
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers all the comforts of home for our extended stay travelers. Whether you are working in the area, a student studying for a short period of time, between homes or a snow bird looking to migrate to warmer climate, we have affordable accommodation with home-away-from-home amenities to suit your needs.
- Group Coordinator
Need group accommodation for your business, organization, club, church, school, team or special event? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fresh alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation with our unique group services & amenities. If your group size is between 10-50 people, consider a stay with us! Choose your group type below for more detail.
- Leisure & Family
Prefer traveling with like-minded people & meeting others while you travel? Enjoy being immersed in the heart of the community you are visiting? Appreciate staying in unique accommodations run by owners & staff that are passionate about enhancing your travel experience? Then you’ll enjoy the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your next Nanaimo visit as a family, couple, or single traveler.
- Special Events
A perfect base for your special events! From girl's nights, reunions, regional retreats, weddings and any occasion where you want to stay in the same place. Combining accommodation, self -catering or catered options AND common areas to make us a unique choice to stay with a few or up to 50 of your favourite friends & family. Full facility bookings available select months - wow!
- World Traveler
Backpackers, young at heart, budget world travelers and students love our dorm beds!
Clean, comfy and affordable, our dorm rooms feature 2 sets of bunk beds, with a maximum of 4 guests per room. Each bunk bed offers a comfortable mattresses, clean linens and fresh towels. The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is pleased to offer female only dorm rooms, male only dorm rooms and co-ed dorm rooms.
Don’t just take our word for it… listen to what a recent traveller had to say about our dorm room accommodation:
What a gem this clean, quiet, and charming guesthouse is! Right in the heart of downtown Nanaimo, its central location is convenient and within walking distance of Old Town. The rooms are clean, the owners are friendly and informative, and the value is excellent. I would stay here again without a doubt. In addition, I liked that as a guest of the hotel, there is a promotional program offered for discounts with local merchants, what a nice treat for the wallet! Independent Traveller Review (TripAdvisor – November 2010)
Would you prefer a private room or family friendly accommodation? Check out our many different room types, and check availability online now.
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