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Reviews of Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites Victoria Hostel

791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Victoria, Canada

Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 80%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 90%

Value 79%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • 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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 5.83USD
  • Towel 0.84USD

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

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Victoria?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 80%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 90%

Value 79%

Showing 21-21 of 21 reviews

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Rooms are very small, even the doubles.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff on reception. Cheap food at the bar/cafe, free wi-fi, colourful room (no noise at night), close to everything. Reception has discount cards for Budget car hire, which was useful! Have already recommended this hostel to others.

Disliked: Room we stayed in was quite small and bar staff not so friendly.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 20%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: - Very clean bathrooms.- Normal hostel activities w/ some unique twists.- Fridge in the rooms.- They have live music quite a bit (not something I normally want from a hostel, though).

Disliked: - Everything costs money (wifi, towel (you give a deposit and get some of it back), food (no free breakfast), drinks (no outside alcohol), etc.).- Very little space in the rooms.- It's a tourist trap focused on backpackers.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The Ocean Island Hostel offers cheaper accomodation and food in exchange for working there! That's just a great idea and excellent for travellers :)

Disliked: In some rooms, you hear all the noise from the street, even by night. But if you're a good sleeper, just bring ear plugs, or ask nicely for another room, that's not much pf a problem ;)

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was great! the staff were great, the location was perfect! and the overall experience was good value for money!

Disliked: Nothing i was happy overall !

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Awesome location in town, really warm when it was sooo cold.outside. cute rooms with lots of character

Disliked: None

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean rooms. On site Laundry.

Disliked: Not enough shared bathrooms.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Ocean Island is in a great location, just off of the main street of Victoria. The beds are okay, and lockers are secure and spacious. Shared bathrooms were really clean and well equipped.

Disliked: The dinner special was very average. The wifi broke on my last day but they offered free vouchers for the desktop computers.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It´s charming and has a bar right downstairs

Disliked: I missed a livingroom, you just can hang out in the lobby, but it wood be nice to have another room

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Seemed a fairly average hostel, that said, it did offer fantastic internet speeds/internet. Best I've seen in a hostel. It seems to be the best in Victoria according to those that I spoke with - many problems at other hostels in the area. Clean, safe good location.

Disliked: Bar was expensive, and didn't let you consume own alcohol. Smoking allowed outside property meant that whilst sleeping you were disturbed (11pm-7am).

Customer would recommend this property

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