The Painted Turtle hostel is located at 121 Bastion Street, smack in the middle of downtown Nanaimo. If you are arriving by ferry through Departure Bay, you can hop on the local transit bus and it will bring you to the downtown area. If you are traveling by bus, then it's just a ten-minute walk to the hostel. The train station is an easy five minutes' walk from the hostel. The Painted Turtle is in a great location just one block away from the ocean! Many of the sights and attractions are within walking distance from the hostel.
The Painted Turtle offers clean, spacious rooms. Both dorm rooms and suites are available. The suites offer private accommodation that is perfect for families or couples. Clean linen and fluffy towels are provided. Numerous shared three-piece bathrooms are located on each floor. Coin-operated laundry is available on site. Two computer terminals provide free access to surf the web or you can bring your laptop to take advantage of the free wireless internet.
The great room offers a large, modern kitchen and a lounge area with ample reading material. The room is bright and smartly decorated. There is hardwood flooring, modern decor, and a comfy couch and chairs.There is also a game area with various board games and table football. The great room is a lovely place to sit and read a book, socialise with other guests, or sit by the calming fireplace. The kitchen has ample work surface space, new appliances and facilities, and a table that seats ten.
The Painted Turtle opened in 2004 and is kept exceptionally clean, tidy, and just like new! Quiet hours are from 9 p.m., so don't expect a party hostel, but it does offer a peaceful, secure place. If you are seeking an affordable, clean, spacious accommodation right in the middle of downtown Nanaimo, then look no further than the Painted Turtle.