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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

I was in one of the discount dorms and, although there was some traffic noise early in the evening I wasn't disturbed at all by it during sleep time. Also, ...the other 5 who shared my dorm were wonderful! The kitchen was also good to...More

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Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded November 15, 2011

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you had a good stay! Come back soon!

Reviewed October 13, 2011

I love this place! Just one suggestion for the Staff, though....you should put some flyers at the Ferry terminal -- the staff there didn't know where to send me when I missed my last ferry home...it took them over an hour to find the phone...More

Thank Bru M
Response from OceanIslandManager, General Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded November 15, 2011

Hi, thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We used to have our brochures at the ferry terminal, but no-one saw them, so we put them on the ferry instead! We are in the phone book, and our website is VERY easy...More

Reviewed October 7, 2011

I'm in my 60's, had never stayed in a hostel, and thought it might be an interesting experience. It was worth it. For 6 days, I shared a dorm room with 5 others (some of whom stayed longer than I), and shared a common bathroom...More

Thank Dean P
Response from OceanIslandManager, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded October 11, 2011

Thank you for staying with us! Your review highlights some of the reasons that Ocean Island is an excellent accommodation option and cultural experience for people of any age.

Reviewed October 2, 2011

It was a pity not having availability in a bigger room, but anyway our stay was quite good. This backpackers is not the shabby kind I was used to . There are different room sizes and combinations, from the smallest one with no window and...More

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Response from OceanIslandManager, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded October 6, 2011

Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Our historic (but very well taken care of) building does not have an elevator. Our staff will take bags upstairs if they are not too busy. If this is a concern, you can ask...More

Reviewed September 30, 2011

The rooms are extremely cramped and very noisy - they are all close to a bathroom that locks with a deadbolt and is very noisy. The bathrooms are dirty and the showers are constantly plugged up. The parking service is frustrating. We will never return...More

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Response from OceanIslandManager, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded October 6, 2011

Thank you for your comments. We have a range of room sizes (with matching prices) so you can find the one that best suites you. Detailed information about each room, including floor plans and photos, is shown to guests on our website as part of...More

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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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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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"The double room with a bath is a great value."
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"If noise bothers you, ask for a room higher up and off the street."
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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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