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Reviews of Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

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

85.9% Overall Rating

138 out of 162 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/06/2014)

"Basic but clean we had a fridge and plenty of storage space in a rather small room plenty of shared bathroom facilities"

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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 5.50
  • Towel USD 6.47

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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85.9%

Overall Rating

138 out of 162 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ocean Island Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
80.8%
Safety
88.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near the sihgts. Clean bathrooms. Lafge kitchen

Disliked: A bit noisy

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jacqueline Siebke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

24 August 2012 Jacqueline would recommend this property

Liked: Dorm had own fridge and sink.

Disliked: Dorms could be a little bigger with more storage.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in downtown, the staff is really friendly, there is a big kitchen and a lounge with live music.

Disliked: It was too hot in the rooms. Only one washroom for 6 girls.

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

Jeremy Andrews

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 July 2012 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: One of the few places that offers private rooms with single beds for solo travellers--a nice break from dorm-style hostels (although Ocean Island also offers dorms).

Disliked: There's no breakfast included.

100.0%
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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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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