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Castaway Motel

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Standard Queen Room | Desk, free WiFi
Standard Double Room | Bathroom | Hair dryer

Overview of Castaway Motel

Castaway Motel

2.0 star property
Within easy reach of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
205 N. Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4J4
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Premium TV channels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 28 min walk
  • Duke Point Ferry Terminal - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 2 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 15 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 51 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 82 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 22.2 miles/35.7 km


  • Tim Hortons - 11 min walk
  • White Sails Brewing - 10 min walk
  • Gina's Mexican Cafe - 14 min walk
  • Old City Station Pub - 15 min walk
  • Starbucks - 16 min walk

About this property

Castaway Motel

Castaway Motel puts you just 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the airport and a 5-minute drive from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 19
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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 19


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

This property will be closed from April 1 2023 to November 25 2023 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Castaway Motel
Castaway Motel Nanaimo
Castaway Nanaimo
Castaway Motel Motel
Castaway Motel Nanaimo
Castaway Motel Motel Nanaimo

Frequently asked questions

Is Castaway Motel currently open?
This property will be closed from April 1 2023 to November 25 2023 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Castaway Motel?
Yes, pets are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Castaway Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Castaway Motel?
You can check in from noon - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Castaway Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Nanaimo (2-min drive) is nearby.
Does Castaway Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.
What's the area around Castaway Motel like?
Castaway Motel is a short 16-minute walk from Old City Quarter and 16 minutes' walk from Bastion.






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Okay right now
It was an older motel that was in the process of remodeling and was lacking some of the furniture. I asked the manager for a microwave and he loaned his. He has only been there 2 1/2 months and working hard to improve the place.
Ned, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Room(s) were very bare. Just a bed. No electrical outlets except for the TV, and microwave. The one bedroom had one, and it didn’t work. Maybe under construction, but very lacking!!
Mary, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The room needed a lot of work. The bathroom floor was dirty, the shower taps were loose, and it was obvious that the owners had not spent any money on the motel for decades. The photo suggests that it is old but reasonably well cared for, but this is deceptive.
Nancy, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Run down and unsafe
Mold in bathroom No hot water can’t shower Rough neighbourhood Wifi doesn’t work Needs to be totally renovated Poor value for money paid Clerk was friendly, clean sheets and nothing negative towards her. Avoid it.
Doug, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

2017 Roadtrip
Rooms smelt musty. Bathroom could have been cleaner.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Not bad.
Not bad.
Roberto, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

this motel is easy to find. but cars noise effect
this motel is easy to find. but cars noise effect my sleep overnight. only make the cup of coffee but not tea.
Dewey, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

We did not have any idea that a hotel could be so bad. When we were checked in, that place had too much smoke smell. We stayed here just for one night. The room and the washroom had intolerable bad smell (like dead rat). In washroom there were no hot water supply. No toiletries. We used our own sleeping bag for sleeping due to unhygienic environment. We were waiting for the sunrise so that we can leave this filthy room as soon as possible. This hotel listing must be removed from the Expedia.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

terrible bugs
The room itself is good. But there are some terrible bugs which could bite you when you are sleeping can cause itch for days.
2-night romance trip
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