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Guadalajara, Mexico
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colorful, nice, good staff, clean ,unconfortable matresses. Super basic breakfast. Very well located. Good for the basic traveler, rooms are a little bit small but still.ok. bathroomw are specially clean.

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Thank PatyNunez
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Hi! So glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and our staff- they are always happy to hear that they've made an impression! I'm sorry to hear that our mattresses didn't work for you, being medium firm-- they are chosen to not too hard or soft in hopes it would work for most, but unfortunately not everyone has the... More 

UK
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at Ocean Island Inn before & it was pretty good so figured why not stay again especially as it was the middle of the summer season & they have the cheapest prices in town. Small private room. and they are small. I can deal with that as it's exactly what's advertised and they do provide a fan. Unfortunately... More 

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Thank intheheights63
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

While we’re glad that you took the time to review us online, it seems a shame you didn’t enjoy yourself while at Ocean Island. With regards to your comments on our staff; we pride ourselves on great customer service. If a guest is unhappy with our staff at any time, we encourage them to speak with a manager. On a... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly stuff, good location. Breakfast was so so, very basic: bread, some stuff to put on it, cooked egg, coffee, tea, brown bananas. Nothing fancy, but you get what you pay for. Room was cozy (mine was not shared), rather clean, though bed duvet had some smears on. Two annoying things: 1. Shower- besides water there is air stream coming... More 

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Thank Lucylein P
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay with us. We appreciate your comments about our cozy clean rooms and good location! We're sorry to hear that you had some issues with our showers. Our housekeeping team work hard to maintain our high bathroom cleanliness standards, and change all shower curtains regularly. Additionally, 2e are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Before I write this I know that my review is going to be answered by the management of the hostel with a passive aggressive response basically discounting all negative detail contained within it, but here goes nothing! There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the hostel at all. It is all kept clean, the facilities are good, wifi works, free bag... More 

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Thank danigross88
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your positive comments about our cleanliness, wifi, and friendly staff --Sarah was happy to hear about your shout out! We’re sorry to hear that you found your dorm room small, but hope this hasn’t deterred you from backpacking in the... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

First time staying at a backpackers inn. Was pleasantly surprised. Although the room was tiny, all I needed it for was a place to rest my head, toured rest of time. Would definitely stay again. $50 for private room, free breakfast and wi-fi and licensed lounge.

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Thank Glen R
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed all the amenities here at Ocean Island. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

One of the best hostel I've ever been. Very nice and helpful staff, close to the downtown. The shared bathroom was a bit dirty, but it was okay. The room was good. There was several times a week a pubcrawl and other activities.

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Thank Deborah C
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! We work hard to provide a positive experience for our guests, from check in to the wide variety of events we plan throughout the week. In terms of cleanliness, our bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned once a day and inspected and cleaned as needed several times more. However, we are quite busy during the... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed here for one night. I was on the 3rd floor and I had a private mini double room but had to share the bathrooms. For a hostel, it was very clean. The breakfast is simple but good enough to make you full !! Overall recommend it for short stay. Longer stays only if you are used to hostels.

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Thank Rouzbeh M
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear that you found your stay to be so enjoyable, and that you appreciated our cleanliness and complimentary breakfast. We hope you come stay with us again next time you're in Victoria! Until then, happy travels. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed 2 nights in the "Mini Double Room", cost was $175 for 2 for the 2 nights or about $90/night. Expect to pay higher than the lowest prices advertised. The word mini is not correct, this is smaller than the linen closet next to the room. There is no space around the bed except the space for the door to... More 

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Thank mailwalker
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Since we offer a wide range of room types, our prices do vary room-to-room. Our heritage 1891 building does indeed have some smaller rooms, but we also have larger rooms available for guests seeking more space. We have extensive information about our rooms, including size layout and features online, on the phone, and at the... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Awesome place for the price. Bit noisy as it is located on busy city streets. At 4 am the seagulls started their screams but soon were drown out by the morning traffic. Rooms are small but clean. Bathrooms clean. Bike room is not very biker friendly as it is in a cramped basement with narrow stairs. The staff can be... More 

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Thank gperice1
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I am very sorry that you experienced some noise during your stay. A sleepless night is no fun at all! If the noise is being caused by events beyond our control (street noise), we try to find a more suitable room. We have a large variety of rooms and four floors, so we do have... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, staff were really friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was a 6 bed dorm was very tiny with hardly any space move because of this we did not want to spend much time in our room. This is the reason I have not given 5 stars. The washrooms were fantastic with hot showers,... More 

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Thank Pixie896
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We're happy to hear about all the things you appreciated about your stay, such as the hot showers, and helpful staff! We are sorry to hear that you felt your room was smaller than expected. We do offer a large variety of room options and pricing... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island Inn is minutes away from Chinatown, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel and the Royal BC Museum. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, we're a great home base for exploring the city of Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island. We have a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle, from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms to private rooms in all shapes and sizes. Add to that our excellent customer service, clean and secure facilities, and a variety of guest discounts, and you'll see that Ocean Island can't be beat! Ocean Island Amenities: * Free Wi-Fi* 24 hour internet access* 23 shared bathrooms* Rooms with ensuite bathrooms* Fridge in every room* 24 hour Front Desk * Fully equipped shared kitchen* Laundry facilities* Discounts at local businesses including museums, whale watching tours, kayak rentals and more! * Free secure bike and bag storage* Discounted parking* And our very own guide to Victoria so you can enjoy the city like a local.Check us out and you'll see why Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites is considered one of Victoria's best-kept secrets! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

Address: 791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Price Range: $29 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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