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Reviews of Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites Victoria Hostel

791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Victoria, Canada

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 90%

Value 80%

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 5.35USD
  • Towel 0.77USD

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?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 90%

Value 80%

Showing 31-17 of 17 reviews

71% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • 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

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: clean and safe, discount to eat there

Disliked: Location 15 min from city centre, too small parking, few bathrooms

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff attitude and friendliness.

Disliked: Location near problem area of city - especially that homeless drug users feel no shame about approaching. I'm a single female traveller and didn't like to go out at night alone.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Near the sihgts. Clean bathrooms. Lafge kitchen

Disliked: A bit noisy

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
22 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Dorm had own fridge and sink.

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

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
02 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: very characteristic house :) good to find

Disliked: bathrooms not that clean

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

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.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

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!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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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