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Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
315 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥10,409 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Our room was large and clean. The hotel staff are amazing. The hotel is very secure & quiet. Highly recommended!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
Vancouver Island University Residences
2 out of 5
4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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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
Skylite Motel
2 out of 5
459 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥6,326 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4/5Very Good! (138 reviews)

"Good clean room, with all the necessities. Friendly staff during stay. I'd come back and stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

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Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1600 Strougler Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
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The price is ¥11,130 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
4/5Very Good! (319 reviews)

"Beautiful spot, large spacious room with full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and deck."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
2 out of 5
424 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥6,057 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
3.9/5Very Good! (907 reviews)

"The view from the room . Free upgrade was amazing as well"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
Paradise Sea Shell Motel
2 out of 5
411 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC
The price is ¥6,326 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.9/5Very Good! (330 reviews)

"Overall, clean and comfy. Friendly staff. Suggested some items need replacing."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Paradise Sea Shell Motel
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥8,263 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.9/5Very Good! (626 reviews)

"Friendly staff and very helpful. Excellent restaurant on site"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
Harbour Light Motel
2.5 out of 5
200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,525 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.8/5Good! (420 reviews)

"Very attentive and considerate at the front desk. Very clean room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Harbour Light Motel
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥8,912 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.8/5Good! (969 reviews)

"Very clean, well laid out, friendly staff at check in and in restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
2 out of 5
96 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,525 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
3.7/5Good! (969 reviews)

"Was clean but dated, in need of sprucing up. Very dog friendly which was great and reasonable dog fee too."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
Redford Motel
2 out of 5
3723 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is ¥8,007 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.7/5Good! (153 reviews)

"Easy access nice staff quick registration great pizza"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Redford Motel
Coast Parksville Hotel
2.5 out of 5
374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥7,146 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.7/5Good! (920 reviews)

"It was a very comfortable night’s sleep. Quiet and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Coast Parksville Hotel
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
505 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,806 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.6/5Good! (315 reviews)

"Good place to stay. There were a few homeless people nearby 7/11 but the rest is fine. The reception advised me to park my car somewhere in front of cameras. Nothing happened but you want to be safe. The hotel spent money to make the landscape nice that I liked. Comfortable bed and clean room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
950 Terminal Avenue N, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,806 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.4/5Good! (81 reviews)

"A good place for a quick overnight. Conveniently located between the city part of Nanaimo and the highway to beaches and nature to the north."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Colonial Motel
Diplomat Motel
2 out of 5
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,726 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.3/5 (247 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Diplomat Motel
Sunset Motel
2 out of 5
3611 McIntyre Drive, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is ¥5,605 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
3.2/5 (45 reviews)

"good location and clean place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Sunset Motel
The Bluebird Motel
2 out of 5
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥7,134 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.2/5 (385 reviews)

"We could get on time because we took the last ferry. Next day the person in charge D allowed us to stay to sleep for a few hours. That was great for us"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The Bluebird Motel
Alberni Inn
2 out of 5
3805 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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2.7/5 (45 reviews)

"Nothing to like here. Older dated building. Had to check in at the petro Canada has station down the street"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Alberni Inn
Castaway Motel
2 out of 5
205 N. Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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2.6/5 (31 reviews)

"The worst flea bag motel ever . I reserved in Expedia With confirmation and I get to the dump and the guy at the front with zero customer service said “ we have no reservation booked “ I said I have a confirmation number and he said we don’t honour Expedia reservations . Like WTF ? I have a number ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Castaway Motel
Waterfront Suites and Marina
3 out of 5
Stewart Avenue, 1000, Nanaimo, BC
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2.5/5 (19 reviews)

"Room was freezing, no heat on, turned it on and it took all night to warm up."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

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Frequently asked questions

What is Nanaimo like for travelers on a budget?
Nanaimo offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, this destination is home to Pipers Lagoon Park and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Nanaimo?
Based on reviews, Harbour Light Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other options to stay on the cheap include The Bluebird Motel and Coast Parksville Hotel.
How many budget hotels will I find in Nanaimo?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 26 budget hotels in Nanaimo.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Nanaimo?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to Nanaimo, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. 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?
Nanaimo draws tourists with its island views and hiking trails, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Nanaimo Museum and Alberni Pacific Railway, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Woodgrove Shopping Centre.
How can I get to Nanaimo and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Nanaimo can help keep you on budget. The nearest airport is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from the center in Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome). If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away. You can take a ferry from the port.

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