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Desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Room Amenity

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVancouver Island University3 min walk
    Popular LocationNanaimo Aquatic Centre10 min walk
    Popular LocationNanaimo Museum9 min drive
    AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)14 min drive
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  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsApartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 1194 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area

Nanaimo

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. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vancouver Island University - 3 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 10 min walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 5 min drive
  • Bastion - 8 min drive
  • Nanaimo Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Gateway To India Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Bocca Café - 3 min drive
  • Bistro Taiyo - 4 min drive
  • La Stella Trattoria - 4 min drive
  • Asteras Greek Taverna - 4 min drive

About this property

Vancouver Island University Residences

Nanaimo hostel in Regional District of Nanaimo with 24-hour front desk
Along with a meeting room, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. 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.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

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 may be 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
No on-site parking is available

Property is also known as

Vancouver Island University Residences Hostel Nanaimo
Vancouver Island University Residences Hostel
Vancouver Island University Residences Nanaimo
Vancouver Island University Residences
Vancouver Island University Residences Nanaimo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vancouver Island University Residences and receive a full refund?
Yes, Vancouver Island University Residences offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vancouver Island University Residences cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Vancouver Island University Residences pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Vancouver Island University Residences?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Vancouver Island University Residences?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 3 AM.
What time is check-out at Vancouver Island University Residences?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Vancouver Island University Residences located?
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 Bastion are also within 2 miles (3 km).
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: 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

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: 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

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: 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

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: 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

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The stay was great for me as I met family in Nanaimo and left for a fishing trip to Ucluelet. I stayed one night, fished for two days and returned for one more night. Thanks for making the room available.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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