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Painted Turtle Guesthouse

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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“private room”(14 reviews)
“bus stop”(4 reviews)
“bed dorm”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

I had the chance to stay a while in the Painted Turtle and I liked it very much. It is clean, has very nice staff and a friendly ambiance (the kitchen and living room, aka the Great Room, simply are great). For every couple who...More

Thank Hutsonsbabe
Reviewed 10 May 2011

My boyfriend and I traveled to Nanaimo so I could go and check out my future university, Vancouver Island University, located in Nanaimo. We were staying four nights total. We arrived late at night by plane, and had to call the hostel to let the...More

Thank BeccaT13
Reviewed 2 December 2010

I have stayed at the Painted Turtle for a bit, and really enjoyed it there. Staff were always friendly. I would have to say I like how there is a potluck at any given time. Especially the Halloween party. Got to see all different carving...More

Thank mer2221984
Reviewed 5 November 2010

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...More

Thank RyokouRuby
Reviewed 20 August 2010

Really comfortable well run hostel with a very central location. We had a clean and comfortable room with bunks and a double bed. A nice touch for a hostel was to find the bed already made up. Shared individual bathrooms and enough of them not...More

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Response from AngieBarnard, Owner at Painted Turtle GuesthouseResponded 30 December 2010

Hi Travel_Molette, Just a quick note to say (a delayed) THANKS HEAPS for your positive and honest comments on TripAdvisor.com. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to comment publically! While Vancouver Island is a long way from Cambridge, perhaps we will meet you...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
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Self-Serve Laundry
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
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Bar/Lounge
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US$ 28 - US$ 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 28 - US$ 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"Ask to be in a room furthest away from the street noise"
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"Host was amenable to me changing for room to have a bottom bunk"
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"Go to nearby shopping center"
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"Family room is great if you are three or four"
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