- 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
Staying in a hostel or a backpackers’ inn on Vancouver Island is an enjoyable, sociable and inexpensive way to visit one of the most incredible islands in the world. Nanaimo is situated on Central Vancouver Island, and is the ideal basecamp for exploring the whole island.
Whether you are coming to British Columbia to surf in Tofino, bungy jump in Nanaimo, hug a tree at Cathedral Grove, take in the unique culture in Victoria or hike on the Northern Island – staying in a clean, comfortable and modern hostel is the only way to go.
Backpackers and students travelling abroad love The Painted Turtle Guesthouse, which offers affordable, safe and centralized accommodation with a reputation for spotlessly clean, comfortable and affordable rooms and dorm beds to backpacking youth and students.
Our large great room with fireplace, lounge and games area is the perfect place to meet other young people, share travel stories and perhaps meet a new lifelong friend. We also offer our guests free use of a modern, well equipped kitchen and comfortable dining room. The grocery store is close by, offering young people, mindful of cost, a convenient way to cook economical meals.
You may arrive as a guest but you will surely leave as a friend!
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a Hostelling International (HI) accommodation and a world class facility – a charming blend of European B&B and modern hostel. Winner of the Hostelling International’s 2007 Best Property in Canada – the Painted Turtle Guesthouse looks forward to welcoming Hostelling International and HI Canada members!