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Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites Hostel

791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Victoria, Canada

84% Overall Rating 70 out of 80 customers would recommend this property based on 80 reviews

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 90%

Value 80%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Free continental breakfast.
Please note that the listed prices do not include taxes.
You must let us know before 18:00 (6pm) the day before your arrival if you need to cancel, otherwise you will be charged for one night.

ACCESSIBILITY: Our four floor historic building does not have an elevator, however baggage assistance is available. Please make a request on your reservation if you would like to stay on the first or second floor.

PARKING: Limited parking on site $10/day & unlimited parking 100m away $12/day

* Please note that all prices are subject to taxes.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Victoria?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


Ocean Island is right downtown, on the corner of Blanshard Street and Pandora Avenue.

Directions from Schwartz Bay Ferry Terminal:
By car: By car: Take Highway 17 (Blanshard St) to Pandora Ave. (About a 45 minute drive, depending on traffic.)
By bus: Take the #70 Downtown bus all the way into town (approx. 75 minute ride). Get off the bus at Centennial Square. From there, walk 1/2 block to Pandora Avenue, turn left on Pandora and walk one block to Blanshard. Ocean Island is right on the corner.

Directions from Victoria International Airport (YYJ):
By car: Take Highway 17 (Blanshard St) to Pandora Ave. (About a 45 minute drive, depending on traffic.)
By Bus: Take the Akal Airporter shuttle, they will drop you off right in front of Ocean Island.
Take the #83 Sidney Via Airport bus to the Royal Oak Exchange (approx. 40min). The #83 only runs eight times a day on weekdays and three times a day on weekends so be sure to check the schedule here before your departure. Be sure to ask for a transfer slip.
At the Royal Oak Exchange, transfer to the #30 or #31 north bound and get off at the corner of Douglas and Pandora (approx 1/2hr). Walk 1 block east on Pandora to the corner of Pandora and Blanshard.

From the Inner Harbour Ferries (Port Angeles, Bellingham and Seattle)
Walk three blocks east on Belleville St (towards the Legislative Buildings)
Turn left on Douglas St.
Walk north to Pandora Ave.
Turn right and walk east to Blanshard St. It’s about a 25 minute walk.

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