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4.0 / 5Very Good
155 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk


What's nearby

Popular LocationVancouver Island University3 min walk
Popular LocationNanaimo Aquatic Centre10 min walk
Popular LocationNanaimo Museum7 min drive
AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)14 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Room

    Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 1194 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Single Room

    Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Vancouver Island University Residences is located in Nanaimo. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Protection Island and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, while Nanaimo Museum and Ladysmith Little Theatre are cultural highlights. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Brechin Lanes are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vancouver Island University - 3 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 10 min walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 5 min drive
  • Bastion - 7 min drive
  • Nanaimo Museum - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 14 min drive

About this property

Vancouver Island University Residences

Nanaimo hostel in Regional District of Nanaimo, walk to Vancouver Island University
Along with a meeting room, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 386 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, desks and free toiletries.
Vancouver Island University Residences offers 386 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. This Nanaimo hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Things to do

Beach volleyball

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


ATM/banking services

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Business services

1 meeting room


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Cedar Center<br />To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 10 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
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Guest reviews


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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Très bonne qualité/prix. Petit déjeuner excellent. Possibilité de buandry. Très propre. Excellent service.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Room was not ready when we arrive at 5pm Staff was very nice to find us another one which was dirty as well

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Simple but comfortable, clean accommodations. Easy access to surrounding attractions. Lovely campus. Nice cafeteria.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019