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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Its a good place to stay for the short term and to save money. The staff are friendly and the crowd is relaxed. However the beds are kind off hard and the building doesnt really cancel out noise so if your a sensitive sleeper this isn't the spot for you.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your comments about our friendly staff and atmosphere --we try hard to create a unique and welcoming space for our guests. We’re sorry to hear that you did not find your bed ideal; We use typical medium-firm mattresses, and while no single type of mattress will be...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had a wonderful stay in a single room at Ocean Island Inn. The location was nice (near Chinatown and the outskirts of downtown). The place stayed clean, the staff was friendly, and it was also relatively quiet. It is worth the money! The breakfast is just toast, juice/coffee/tea, and fruit. I would have preferred some protein but it still...

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

Hey thanks for letting us know about your stay! We're glad to hear you found our location convenient. Our staff tries our hardest to keep it a clean and welcoming environment here at Ocean Island Inn-- always glad to hear it's not in vain! It's too bad you left us when you did-- we just expanded our options at breakfast!...

South Korea
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I stayed for 2night. and it was so good. the place is so good in the downtown. you can go pretty much everywhere by walk in the downtown. and staffs are very nice and kind. they help me a lot to find some place. I would like to recommend this place to my friends who are going to travel Victoria....

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

Hey, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! Victoria is known for being a very walk-able city, and we're glad to hear that our location is no exception. Our staff here at Ocean Island Inn prides themselves on their knowledge of the city and their friendly and welcoming attitudes. We're glad this didn't go unnoticed!...

Seattle
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was biking around Vancouver Island and Victoria was my last stop. The Ocean Island Inn has a great room downstairs for storing bikes as well as lots of lockers for storing gear and equipment. The rooms are small (I stay in their mini double), but clean and the shared bathrooms are convenient and clean. The location is within easy...

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

With Victoria being as bike-friendly as it is it's no surprise you chose here as your last stop on your journey-- and we're glad you chose us to stay with us! We have our housekeeping team cleaning the bathrooms multiple times a day to keep them fresh and clean. Many people know that Ocean Island Inn is located very close...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been traveling through Canada for 6 months and the ocean island was by far the best Hostel i slept in during the whole trip. I actually wanted to stay only 2 nights but ended up staying for a week. I met amazing people and became friends with the lovely stuff, they do anything to make your stay as...

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

Hey! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did! We're always happy to see people stick around a little longer here in Victoria. Our staff is always trying it's hardest to be as welcoming as possible, they'll no doubt be happy to hear your kind words and will be looking forward to seeing you...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

For me, this hostel definitely had a list of pros and cons, starting with the positive; Pros Breakfast of toast, half a banana, juice and coffee is included Central location Bar with entertainment Has vending machines and food behind the counter Wifi Cons Noisy street outside (they do offer free ear plugs) Mattress is rock solid and plastic, so very...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear about the things you enjoyed about your stay with us, such as the free wifi, central downtown location, and food/drink services! We’re sorry to hear that you did not find your bed ideal; We use typical medium-firm mattresses, and while no single type of mattress...

Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I suppose the key is not to show up on a splendid summer weekend when maybe 50,000 other visitors were also in town (there was a huge car show.) Still, $103 (Canadian) was strong for a slightly disheveled room that measured 7 feet by maybe 12. My wife and I enjoyed it - the tiny bar is a splendid spot...

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt you got some good conversation while hanging out in our cafe/lounge! Our rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes and we work hard to make sure our guests get the right room...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights. I was travelling with my 10 month old baby and that is always a challenge especially in a hostel based accommodation. The staff did everything they could to help me so the other comments about unfriendly staff was a shock to me. There's loads of information and help so any questions are welcome and...

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

Hello there and thank you for reviewing us. It’s always a pleasure to hear when a guest enjoys themselves while staying at Ocean Island! It’s wonderful to hear that our front desk staff were friendly and accommodating, and that you were happy with all of their knowledge! We constantly have fresh faces here working here while passing through who may...

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and really had a pleasant stay. Very central to almost all of the main attractions in Victoria. There's very limited parking at the back of the hostel and you need to book it in advance at the cost of $10/day. Staff is friendly and efficient and the room and shower rooms are very clean.

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

Hi and thank you for reviewing your time with us at Ocean Island. We appreciate your comments and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we take pride in our wonderful staff being personable and knowledgeable and are more than happy when that is received by our guests! We're glad to hear your comments about enjoying our central...

Tisdale, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I've never been to a hostel before and I actually really loved it. The staff was great and they always had fun things going on and the hostel had everything you needed all in one building. Food, laundry, a bar, showers, different room choices etc. I would recommend it for sure.

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

Hello and thank you for your review of Ocean Island Inn. We can’t be happier to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & found our staff helpful - they really know their stuff on all things Victoria! We're pleased that you enjoyed all of the fun things going on either in the cafe/lounge or during the day on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $33 - $103 (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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