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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Overview
791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9 Canada See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived in Victoria and stayed in a private double room on July 27. Check-in was smooth and we had a great experience. The staff were helpful and the facilities were spotless. We left the next morning at 6am, explaining that we were leaving to...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hostel and it was a great experience. The hostel is located in the Downtown area of Victoria just off the main thoroughfare, Douglas Street. All the hostel was clean and maintained, the bathrooms were especially good. The bar is a...More

Thank mrlukenik
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! Sounds like you had a wonderful time staying here and I'm furthermore pleased to know you enjoyed our freebies! A lot of us at Ocean Island view our freebies as the "all-inclusive" deal, but then for hostels...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

I most enjoyed meeting people from all over the world when staying at this hostel. They have everything one could want - a delicious free breakfast and dinner, free afternoon alcoholic beverage, 24 hour coffee service and a downtown location. The hotel also offers an...More

Thank pilotwifelife
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there, Thank you so much for a great review. Ocean Island is very much like a small global village as we have people staying with us from all over the world! :-) We find that having breakfast, dinner and a drink also helps to...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The free breakfast, dinner and drink was great! The clothes washing facilities were good and staff were super helpful, even giving a free token when our clothes weren't fully dried. It is in a great, central location and good value. Wifi was good an every...More

Thank carenmchugh
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there, Thanks so much for writing us a review here on Tripadvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed our freebies and our helpful staff as well :) If you're ever in the neighbourhood again, don't hesitate to come by. Thanks again for choosing us and safe...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Ocean Inn is a amazing hostel! The rooms are clean and functional. The best thing about this hostel are the services and the staff. The breakfast is very complete, they have Nutella hahaha! And they also give vegan dinner. The staff are super nice, young...More

Thank Meritxell C
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much your 5 stars! Happy to hear you enjoyed our staff so much as well as the Nutella. I used to pick-up the supplies for the hostel and my mouth started watering when I saw those big jars full of Nutella. YUM! Thanks...More

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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, More 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! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
80
Price range
US$23 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Hotel Victoria
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
80
Price range
US$23 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Hotel Victoria
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
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Dining (5)
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jkrz00
April 6, 2016|
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Response from DScanlon | Reviewed this property |
The neighborhood could definitely be described as shady but it's perfectly safe to come to and fro. I'm staying at the Inn right now while I'm working and never have any issues coming to and fro, nor has anybody I've known... More
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Veronica S
July 8, 2015|
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Response from Ocean I | Property representative |
Hi there! There are a few options for parking for you. We do have a lost with five spots at the back of the building that you can rent for $10 per day. We've never had a break in before in this lot, and there is hostel... More
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Katy_did87
4 days ago
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"Ask to see your room before you pay (You cant get a refund after you've paid). this way if its to small..."
399chelseak
Aug. 22, 2018
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"In the city!!!"
Manita888
Aug. 18, 2018
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"Rooms run small; if you book far in advance ask to be far from the lounge/bar for quiet"
cttraveler86
Jul. 16, 2018
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