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Reviews of Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

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

86.7% Overall Rating

132 out of 156 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/03/2014)

Ross Penman thinks…

"Handy location, good facilities on offer. Staff were friendly and helpful, nice social atmosphere"

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Facilities

  • 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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.42
  • Towel USD 6.37

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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86.7%

Overall Rating

132 out of 156 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ocean Island Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
92.8%
Value
82.4%
Safety
88.0%
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Sandra Campbell

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 July 2012 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheery and comfortable, friendly staff, good facilities, good price and location, lots of parking close by.

Disliked: Northing. I'd love to stay again. No complaints at all!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2012

Liked: good location, very helpful stuff

Disliked: don't know about other rooms, but our room was facing a very busy street. It was extremely loud the whole night over. Also, just one bathroom (including toilet) for 4 rooms.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's cool. but if it was hot..like realy hot outside then air conditioning would be cool.

Disliked: the bathrroom is mine! lol. or sharing is fine ;)

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ok with the price

Disliked: Good location

100.0%
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Jean Derkx

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 May 2012 Jean would recommend this property

Liked: Well run, very friendly staff, safe and clean.

Disliked: Jean left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2012

Liked: The location was good. The staff was helpful. Good laundry facilities.

Disliked: Rooms were too small, too much noise from the street. Sharing a bathroom with a lot of people. Small common room for so many people. The street it's in is filled with homeless people.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was fun!

Disliked: Room smelled

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great feel. Staff was helpful and hd great location. Awesome amenities too.

Disliked: My room smelled like nasty sweaty dudes.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean. The pub downstairs was nice. The location was great. The staff was SUPER helpful.

Disliked: It was a bit chilly, but just bring long johns and slippers.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of bathrooms available, never had to wait. Fridge and sink in room. Cheap breakfast.

Disliked: No dislikes

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, bar/food, spacious dorm rooms

Disliked: The iron access door for the dorm rooms. Yes it's for security but you can protect your customers without giving your property a feeling of 'being in jail'

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is the first time I stayed in a Hostel so it really is hard for me to compare!!!

Disliked: the rooms were so small, but maybe that is normal.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was brilliant and it was a nice, friendly hostel with good security

Disliked: The beds weren't that good

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The barkeep.

Disliked: Traps could be dryer.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location in Downtown, everthing is reachable by foot Beaver Bar in basement (meet new people every day - guaranteed) Amazingly friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: few showers, but for me that was fine, one just needs to wait a bit sometimes;-)

100.0%
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elizabeth bechtold

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

07 August 2011 elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: YOU CAN BE MADE AT HOME, YOU ARE NOT JUDGED BY THE CUT OF YOUR CLOTH

Disliked: THE LOCATION

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Private and clean bathrooms,nice food in the lounge

Disliked: No elevator,no soap and paper towels in the bathroom,very small room

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As a girl, actually being able to stay in a mixed dorm without being 'upgraded' to a female dorm!

Disliked: The bathrooms need upgrading/cleaning!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011

Liked: Good location

Disliked: plastic matresses and the worst pollows that we have had in a year of travelling! Paper thin walls so all in all uncomfortable interupted sleep

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located close to downtown, small kitchenette in room, individual toilet/showers

Disliked: Plastic mattress, room was pretty small for 6 people, quite noisy with the traffic on Pandora Ave

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The private room being 3 dollars more than dorms was awesome!

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money, good location, friendly and helpful staff. Good atmosphere, excellent wifi.

Disliked: One of the people staying there was an idiot mouthing off in the dining area and no staff seemed to mind too much, but that's not to do with the actual property.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

supakdee sodsriwiboon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

10 October 2010 supakdee would recommend this property

Liked: A lot of locker

Disliked: Some area is not so clean

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rebecca smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2010 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: close to downtown only a couple of blocks away. The building is a old and a little run down, plenty of stairs tho!There's a kitchen and cafe which sells cheap good food. Staff are helpful, they also booked a shuttle to the airport for us which was great. They also have a storage locker which was very handy.

Disliked: Stairs! Stayed on the top floor so had to lug my suitcase up the stairs. The room was cramped, stayed in a 6 bed female dorm which was too small.