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Vancouver Island University Residences

No-frills hostel in Nanaimo

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from February 24 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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4 University Crescent, Nanaimo (and vicinity), V9R 6C5, BC, Canada
8.4.Very good.
  • Affordable room, what hotels used to be like, a bed, shower, and place to hook up the…

    Aug 12, 2019

  • Simple but comfortable, clean accommodations. Easy access to surrounding attractions.…

    Aug 6, 2019

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Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 386 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • Vancouver Island University - 3-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 10-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 33-minute walk
  • Bastion - 34-minute walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 42-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 2.5 mi / 4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Room
  • Single Room

Location

4 University Crescent, Nanaimo (and vicinity), V9R 6C5, BC, Canada
  • Vancouver Island University - 3-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 10-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 33-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Vancouver Island University - 3-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 10-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 33-minute walk
  • Bastion - 34-minute walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 42-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Protection Island - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Beach Estates Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 3.8 mi / 6 km
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Departure Bay Beach - 4.4 mi / 7 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) 14-min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) 9-min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) 50-min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) 82-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 386 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Cedar Center Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Basketball on site

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

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

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Small print

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
  • Vancouver Island University Residences Nanaimo

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10 per night

Policies

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Vancouver Island University Residences does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from 24 February 2021 to 30 September 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Buzz Coffeehouse (2.7 mi) and Zougla (3.2 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

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

    2 night family trip, Aug 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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.

    Robert G., 1 night trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    In a very nice university town, remind me of student life.

    2 night family trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    VIU - cheap, small , quiet

    This is a small dorm room with a shared washroom. Its nothing fancy but it was quiet and clean for a very reasonable rate.

    Craig, 1 night business trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great choice for a night or two in Nanaimo. Nice location and super clean rooms. All beds are twins - just so you know.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to the main highway easy to fine and nice and clean

    1 night family trip, Jul 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    This is property is an excellent stay if you want a quiet place with no amenities. The property is the cleanest accommodations I have stayed in. Also, I was out and about so all I needed was a place to sleep and nothing more. The continental breakfast was filling.

    1 night trip, Jul 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Peaceful and quiet. Kitchen is clean and available to use. Staff is friendly. The VIU library is great

    1 night trip, Jul 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet and reasonable price, clean and green property. Not great if one doesn’t like to share bathroom

    1 night trip, Jul 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value for money as far as accommodations go, but the “continental breakfast” was pretty lame.

    7 night family trip, Jul 12, 2019

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