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Painted Turtle Guesthouse
1.5 out of 5
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,065 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this hostel is steps from Bastion and Nanaimo Museum. Vancouver Island University and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal are ...

3.9/5Good! (100 reviews)

"I love this spot! Always stay here when I’m in Nanaimo. The location is great and the people are lovely."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Vancouver Island University Residences
2 out of 5
4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Island University and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Nanaimo Museum and ...

4/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"Affordable room, what hotels used to be like, a bed, shower, and place to hook up the laptop to watch some entertainment."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Vancouver Island University Residences
Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
1.5 out of 5
63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Nanaimo Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Bastion and ...

3/5 (13 reviews)

"Great location close to all the nightlife hotspots. Friendly staff.Nice amenities."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is ¥12,131 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.2/5Very Good! (871 reviews)

"Friendly staff! Grounds were kept clean! Restaurant and all amenities were close"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Coast Bastion Hotel

Coast Bastion Hotel

3.5 out of 5
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
The price is ¥9,637 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.4/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"We've stayed here twice now and found both rooms in excellent condition and clean. Beds are comfortable and rooms are nicely furnished. Too bad Covid19 closed most amenities - but this is a convention hotel and certainly in the top tier for mid-upper Vancouver Island. Practically waterfront and round ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Coast Bastion Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo

2.5 out of 5
809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo, BC
The price is ¥8,850 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.8/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Great hotel. Clean, tasteful well managed a nd a good breakfast provided with a view! Reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Nanaimo?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for exploring. We’ve heard good things about the waterfront and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like boating.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Nanaimo?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to look first: Painted Turtle Guesthouse - Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and free bottled water. Vancouver Island University Residences - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks. Nanaimo Cambie Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a nightclub. Rooms come with coffee/tea makers.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Nanaimo?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 39°F. Average annual precipitation for Nanaimo is 49 inches.
What is there to see and do in Nanaimo?
Generally, Nanaimo is known for its: boating opportunities and flowers. Top attractions include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Get out into nature with places like Parksville Beach, Pipers Lagoon Park, and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. Cultural attractions include Nanaimo Museum, Alberni Pacific Railway, and Ladysmith Little Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Nanaimo while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Nanaimo on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away. An alternative is Nanaimo, BC (YCD), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away.