Staying in hostels have long been a fun and affordable way to see the world. Options include booking your own private suite, sharing with a friend or two, or bunking in dorm-style rooms with fellow travellers from around the world. Nanaimo hostels provide a great way to meet people and save money while visiting Vancouver Island. There are a few Nanaimo hostels to choose from, all centrally located in the heart of the city, and within easy walking distance to local shops, restaurants, banks, and the waterfront. Remember, Nanaimo hostels aren’t just for the young, but also for the young at heart. Guests of all ages are welcome in these clean, colourful accommodations.

Painted Turtle Guest House

The Painted Turtle is conveniently located in downtown Nanaimo, steps from food, bars, breweries, cafes, and the waterfront.