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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights here using a private double room. The room was certainly quite small and the bed was not the comfiest or even a full double, we did sleep but not too much. It was certainly adequate though for a hostel. The same can...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 July 2017

Hey there and thanks for your review! Happy to read your positive comments about our staff and location. Our staff is from all over the world but one thing they have in common are their great customer service skills. Moreover, we are indeed ideally located...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great place! Really good location. Pretty standard as far as independent hostels go in terms of dorm rooms, cleanliness etc. Loved the 'funky' vibe (as opposed to a sterile YHA etc). The dinner and tacos where yum! As a solo traveller had a great time...More

Thank Alena363
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 22 June 2017

Hi there and thanks for your great review. Glad to read you liked our funky vibe and food! We work hard to create a great atmosphere in our Lounge, by hiring great staff (who really appreciate your shout-out!), offering great drinks and food as well....More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our room was quite dated, and the bunks didn't have their own plugs, shelves, or lights which is always annoying. There wasn't much common space which wasn't the bar, and anyone could pretty much walk into the kitchen and eating area, which wasn't ideal because...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 25 May 2017

Hi there and thanks for leaving us a review! We are sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory stay here at Ocean Island Inn. In regards to your comments about our beds, we are happy to let you know we are working on improvements...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Plus: -Lights on the beds (but only on the bottom bunks for a strang reason) -Power Plugs right at the beds -Good working, free WIFI -Fridge in the Dorm -Free Breakfast (Toast, Boiled Eggs, Coffee/tea, juices, banana) (-Free Dinner) The dinner is rice or pasta...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 May 2017

Hello there and thanks for your thorough review! It seems like you enjoyed most of your stay here at Ocean Island Inn, but there are also things to improve. In regards to our bathrooms, we clean them three times a day and ask our guests...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I'm a pretty budget traveler and found this completely fine. My favourite part of my stay was that the bathrooms never had lines. There are 5 on each floor so it's perfect! B'fast wasn't served early enough for me which was a bit disappointing, but...More

Thank Lesleyknits
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 May 2017

Hi there and thanks for your review! Great to hear that you never had to wait in line for our bathrooms! :) A pity though that you couldn't get our breakfast.. We recently changed the start time of our breakfast from 8AM to 7.30AM so...More

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Non-Smoking Rooms
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jkrz00
6 April 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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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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"many of the privaye rooms are extremely small, and many rooms have a window onto a busy street, so choose..."
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"I hear that the dorms are good as well"
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"Make sure to get ear plugs if you are staying in room S1, they are free"
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"Dorms are pretty cool and comfortable"
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