HI – Nanaimo – Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Be immersed in the West Coast ambiance of our urban Guesthouse one block from downtown’s charming working harbour. Choose Nanaimo as BASECAMP to experience the best of Vancouver Island – whale-watching, Island-hopping, hiking, beaches, and discovering often unexplored areas. Be greeted with a smile from our multi-lingual staff & unwind in our Great Room with free wifi, fooseball and fireplace. Choose from 3 room types.We look forward to welcoming you to our Wild West Coast!! Getting to the hostel: Fly directly into Nanaimo Airport with Air Canada West Jet or Kenmore Air. Take a taxi ($50) or shuttle service ($26) 18km to city. Take Greyhound bus from Vancouver ($30) Victoria ($25) or Port Hardy ($75) to Nanaimo. Take Bus #2 to City Centre or #25 Ferry Shuttle. Both buses stop at the bus exchange. Walk down the hill for 5 minutes and we are located on the right hand side of the street. The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is located in the Arts District downtown -the corner of Commercial and Bastion St (121 Bastion St).From Hwy 19/#1 (TransCanada) take exit to Hwy 19A and follow to city centre (approx. 5km). Parking is available on Commercial St. Two hours free on Mon-Sat from 8am-5pm. Free after 5pm and all day Sunday.Paid parking is available across the street at the Bastion street parkade for $0.50/hour; or $6 for 24 hours. Passenger trains do not currently operate on Vancouver Island.

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121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, V9R 3A2, Canada