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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 5.41
  • 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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TOM ABBEL SULENDRO

Alone

Business / conference

22 September 2010 TOM ABBEL would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to reach many places around the city.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Robins

Alone

30 August 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean rooms, linens, towels and bathrooms. The hostel is very friendly and has great extras like free internet, cheap cafe and restaurant. The staff are really helpful; in fact someone helped me take one big bag up to my room on the third floor and then carried another down to the locked storage area. The food is good and very cheap and there is a good sized kitchen where you can make your own meals if you want.

Disliked: The location right downtown is great but also means there is a fair amount of noise late into the night. The hostel does its best to keep down internal partying but they can't control street noise unfortunately.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

29 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: layout and design.Great atmosphere.Very friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
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Customer review

23 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly & helpful staff. Good kitchen.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Cameron Rose

01 May 2010 Cameron would recommend this property

Liked: Attached cafe was nice

Disliked: Cameron left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

29 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most things were ok but the WiFi is waaaay to slow!! Upgrade needed!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Neil Zielsdorf

02 March 2010 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the atmosphere. Lots of great colours and decorations that brought a lot of character to the place. They have lots of brochures and things to do in and around Victoria.

Disliked: Neil left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: That you could use the kitchen and the washing machine

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel,friendly stuff, cheap food and beer.It's close to all downtown attractions.Bathrooms are pretty clean,enamel in the bath tab coming off though.Quiet a few people are actually living permanently,not that many backpackers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was not bad.staff was really helpful.Room was a little bit small.It smelled bad in hall way in 4th floor.Matress was covered with vinyl and sliply. I felt like needing stopper on my bed.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 January 2010

Liked: The rooms were cramped & it was really hot in the room even with the fan on & the window open (& it was the middle of winter).The beds creaked unbearably which made it impossible to sleep.The hostel also advertised things like discounts on PCL back to Vancouver but when asked said they didn't. We could only find 1 member of staff who was helpful & knowledgable.It was definitely not the nicest place I have stayed but the security was good. Which was a relief seeing as when we arrived there was police out the front patting people down.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

18 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fridge in the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Sarah O'Neill

28 September 2009 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty of bathrooms, all kept clean. The breakfast special was a bargain & perfect for those of us on a short trip who don't want to shop for groceries. The meals in the cafe were very good value too.

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

19 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel! Great bar! And really really nice staff!But quite small rooms and one bathroom for 4 rooms is a little bit few...But all in all really nice and we enjoyed the stay there!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Our private double room had a fan! This was much appreciated seeing as we were on the 3rd floor and the weather was quite warm. Other plus', bike storage in the basement. Close to downtown but not too close so that it's loud. Good selection of restaurants near by. I'd recommend it.They seemed to have a cheap cafe with dinner in the hostel, however we never ate there, so I can't attest to the actual to the quality.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to everything

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

23 August 2009

Liked: Not so bad. But I would not live there twice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Particularly good atmosphere as a result of being well organised and having idiosyncratic decor. Unlike other Canadian hostels we used via HostelBookers site no additional taxes were added to the bill.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

30 May 2009

Liked: Good location, however bad atmosphere and felt very unsafe.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

19 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with lots of awesome people of all ages.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kaspars Kalnins

14 September 2008 Kaspars would recommend this property

Liked: truly nice atmosphere

Disliked: Kaspars left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Lenka Peterkova

11 September 2008 Lenka would recommend this property

Liked: its location, dead easy to find

Disliked: Lenka left no negative feedback.

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

Nguyen Dinh

17 August 2008 Nguyen would recommend this property

Liked: I love the colors of the decorating and great vibes, the live music every night, and the profesional stagg!

Disliked: Nguyen left no negative feedback.

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

Michael Schuetz

14 June 2008 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: smal rooms but nice design...

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: colorfullness,round the clock super friendly staff!it´s got all the basic needs, or an answer on where to get it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.