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Reviews of Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

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

85.6% Overall Rating

144 out of 169 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 5.43
  • Towel USD 6.39

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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85.6%

Overall Rating

144 out of 169 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ocean Island Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
81.6%
Safety
88.0%
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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

100.0%
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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.

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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.