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Hostelling International

HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse, is an award winning HI accommodation destination for world travellers, backpackers, young families and elder hostel patrons. Our guesthouse is a charming, fully restored property housed in a historic building in the heart of downtown Nanaimo.

Winner of the Hostelling International’s 2007 Best Property in Canada – the Painted Turtle Guesthouse welcomes Hostelling International and HI Canada members every single day.

The HI Nanaimo Hostel is unrivalled for its wide range of modern conveniences and clean facilities. Room types and rates are available for all budgets and travel group sizes. We offer female, male and co-ed dorm beds, family rooms and private classic rooms. Click here to review our room options.

We welcome backpacking travellers from around the globe and pride ourselves in offering cheap overnight accommodation rates, complemented by services such as activity planning, concierge service and onsite storage.