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Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

Hostel | 791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 1N9

84.2% Overall Rating

148 out of 175 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/10/2015)

Oliver Rew thinks…

"Very easy to find, and centrally located. Great staff. Kitchen facilities were spacious and well stocked"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.20
  • Towel USD 0.75

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Victoria?

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'This colorful hostel boasts a better lounge than many clubs, a fantastic staff, and accommodations comparable to many hotels. Undoubtedly one of the finest urban hostels in Canada. The Victoria Guide on their website is a great and in depth guide to some of the more out of the way places in the city.'
-Let's Go Pacific Northwest 2005 Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Quad (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites is located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Canada. We're close to Chinatown, the Inner Harbour, Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena, public transit, theatres, shopping, bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, Beacon Hill Park and the Empress Hotel.

We have affordable daily, weekly and monthly accommodations in all shapes and sizes to suit any budget, from 6-bed dorms and mini-private rooms to spacious hotel-style rooms with private bathrooms.

We have a large communal kitchen and dining area as well as an in-house licensed Cafe Lounge serving delicious pasta, curries, burgers, paninis and fresh salads at ridiculously cheap prices.

Ocean Island Amenities:
• Free unlimited high speed wireless internet in all rooms and common areas. Great for YouTube, Skype, Netflix, and so much more!
• Super cheap pay-per-use internet terminal access ($2/use, up to 1hr)
• 23 shared bathrooms
• Rooms with ensuite bathrooms
• Fridge in every room
• 24 hour Front Desk / no curfew
• Fully equipped shared kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Private movie/chillout room
• Discounts on local attractions
• Free secure bike and bag storage
• Discounted parking
• Payphones on every floor
• Bed Linen included in price
• Free use of Hair Dryers/Straighteners and Irons
• Our very own guide to Victoria so you can enjoy the city like a local
• And the best $6.95 breakfast deal in town!

We get you great discounts on whale watching, kayaking, sailing, diving, car and bike rentals, admission to museums and clubs, and much, much more!

Come see why we're consistently rated one of the best hostels in BC!

We want your feedback - If you do book through Hostelbookers, please take a minute after your stay to rate us and leave your comments about us on the Hostelbookers site, and on our guest surveys.

Accommodation Information

We have a wide range of accommodation, from dorm beds to deluxe private rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Ocean Island Inn has two dorm types available - Standard and Budget. Please note Budget Dorms are discounted due to being closer to the street and our cafe and are not as quiet as the Standard Dorms.
All rooms except the Deluxe Double (which has an ensuite bathroom) have shared bathrooms. There are 6 shared bathrooms per floor (23 bathrooms total).
Bed sheets and linens are provided, towels provided for a small deposit.
All rooms have fridges, some storage (either a locker, a closet or some shelves), and 24-hour security.

* Please note that all prices are subject to taxes.

Location Information

Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites
791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria BC Canada

We are right in the heart of downtown Victoria, close to all major bus routes and within walking distance of most major tourist attractions:
Chinatown: 5 minute walk
Inner Harbour: 10 minute walk
Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena: 5 minute walk
Beacon Hill Park: 15 minute walk