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Newest reviews for Painted Turtle Guesthouse

  • Ruth
      Denmark
    September 16, 2014

    The cleanliness was much better than all other hostels!

    Lots of Water on the bathroom floor

    9.6

  • Harald
      Germany
    September 6, 2014

    Outstanding for a hostel. Staff are great and have solutions for every problem it seems. Very nice kitchen / Living Room area. Central in Nanaimo.

    Weary mattresses (but hey, it´s a hostel)

    7.9

  • Jessica
      Canada
    August 30, 2014

    Towel included was pretty sweet

    Half the time the wifi wouldn't work.

    8.3

  • Brien
      Canada
    August 24, 2014

    Location, staff

    Could be cleaner

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    August 12, 2014

    Friendly staff. Large light airy and clean kitchen/living area. Fan in the bedroom was very silent.

    Was a bit hot during the night, despite the fan. (August)

    8.3

  • Tania
      Canada
    August 12, 2014

    Good location, kitchen, clean, nice living room.

    Too much noisy in the night for the pub, sheet old, no games for young kids, very small fridge in the kitchen, the staff correct but not nice.

    6.7

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    July 31, 2014

    wouldnt refund a night after booking four nights on my phone and didnt see the fine print

    6.7

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    July 29, 2014

    nice staff and room setting; good location for the price

    hot water comes out really slowly...

    9.2

  • Rodger
      Canada
    July 24, 2014

    ,quick & easy check in.Good value,for the traveler on a budget.

    As an older person,next stay I am requesting a lower bunk.

    8.8

  • Anonymous
      Denmark
    July 24, 2014

    Location, staff, value for money. Great common areas

    The room had a bit of a weird smell.

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    July 22, 2014

    This location was in the heart of downtown Nanaimo so it was very convenient. The property was very quaint and had a bit of a rustic feel.

    The shared bath experience was one I will not repeat. The facility was a bit older and amenities were limited.

    7.1

  • Marianne
      Finland
    July 22, 2014

    Very helpful staff! Nearby there is a great vegetarian raw food restaurant called Power Bar.

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    July 22, 2014

    You aren't trusted and you will be treated like you are being introduced to prison. This place is right next to a very busy street and very active bus stop. There is no air conditioning and the beds are mushy.

    3.8

  • Nick
      Canada
    July 21, 2014

    everything. Very nice and friendly

    10

  • Julien
      France
    July 20, 2014

    The kitchen

    Bathrooms and bedroom really not clean. Dusty, bad smell, noisy... disguting sheets.

    5.8

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    July 9, 2014

    the staff were very helpful and friendly. The place was very clean. Quite a few washrooms. Good location. Bought a $2 Painted Turtle bracelet that gave me good discounts at restaurants and coffee shops.

    the lockers are extremely small, only big enough to put small valuables and electronic devices such as laptop, phone, wallet.

    9.2

  • Marian
      Canada
    July 8, 2014

    Location, cleanliness

    Being on the street side - bit noisy - with window open

    9.6

  • Michael
      Canada
    July 3, 2014

    simple and comfortable

    nothing

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    June 30, 2014

    Run!

    Shared unlockable shower room

    5.4

  • Daniel
      United Kingdom
    June 27, 2014

    Very helpful, knowledgeable staff...great storage charging station..

    On my 2nd visit turning off the lights turned off all the power points so dead phone in morning...May have just been a one off!

    9.2

  • Anaelle
      Canada
    June 13, 2014

    The nice staff, the great room, the rooms, the situation

    Not that clean in the kitchen

    7.5

  • Andreas
      Germany
    May 19, 2014

    Clean, only 4 men dorm, very helpful staff

    9.6

  • Robert
      Australia
    May 8, 2014

    The staff on arrival seemed anxious to please but gave wrong info about catching greyhound bus They sent us all the way out to departure bay to catch it but we found out later we could have just walked down to the London drugs store bus stop

    This is the third time I have stopped here but definitely the noisiest Don't take room c it backs onto bathrooms and toilets and is noisy all night There was also no toilet paper in any of the 3 toilets in the morning I thought that this hostel was no longer the value for money that it used to be and doubt I will stop here again

    5

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    May 5, 2014

    The staff was extremely kind, friendly, accommodating and hospitable and I was immediately greeted with a tour of the entire guest house. The ambiance of the place was really nice (I loved the hand-drawn door signs) and I was given excellently warm treatment for the best price that could be asked for. I also very much appreciate that the guest house offered anything that its guests could have potentially forgotten. I was glad to be able to get toothpaste when I realized I'd forgotten mine. I highly recommend this guest house for anyone needing a brief place to stay with a low budget. - A B. C. Resident.

    The shower room was rather small and it was hard to wash in. While I was able to access the web on my phone to a certain extent, it had trouble connecting occasionally.

    8.3

  • Wendy
      Canada
    April 26, 2014

    My daughter (17) and I stayed on Thursday night before Good Friday and the nearby clubs were very, very noisy. It was difficult to sleep. Such a shame, because it's a great place! I would highly recommend it, but would caution travelers to choose their dates wisely.

    9.6

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