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HI Victoria Hostel

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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible10%
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“great location”(15 reviews)
“dormitory”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

I stayed there for one night in July. It was hoooorible! The staff was not friendly at all. Rooms are overcrowded with over 20 beds in one room. There was supposed to be breakfast from 7.30 to 9.30 am. When I came to the kitchen...More

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Response from HI_Victoria, Manager at HI Victoria HostelResponded 23 September 2015

Hi, sorry your experience with us was so negative. We take great pride in providing excellent customer service and have a very good customer service rating. The summer is very busy but we always try to answer questions and give good advise on a one...More

Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This place is cheap dirty and nasty. Drug addicts, homeless and general riff raff,the staff were rude and unhelpful. Unfortunately its a place Intrepid Travel/Peak Adventures take people to, clearly to save money but its truly a horrible place. Expect poor service, horrible staff and...More

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Response from HI_Victoria, Manager at HI Victoria HostelResponded 23 September 2015

Sorry you did not enjoy your stay but I feel your judgement of people staying here is a bit sewed. We do not knowingly house drug addicts, the homeless or other people of this nature. If fact unless you have official gov't ID with picture...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Avoid this place if you care about hanging out with seniors, homeless, senior rude staff and you enjoy the ambiance of a shelter for seniors. There is a lack of cool traveler ambiance here, people cooking at 4am that probably were sneaking into other people...More

1  Thank Penelope P
Response from HI_Victoria, Manager at HI Victoria HostelResponded 23 September 2015

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. We cater to all age groups and do not discriminate by age as others places might. All guests we accommodate are not from Victoria or area because we do not allow locals to stay here. There are many travelers in...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights in July, I booked the female dorm as usual. Found it strange that you're not given a key, card or code to access the building or your room - pretty much anyone could walk in, I never got asked...More

Thank Alix L
Response from HI_Victoria, Manager at HI Victoria HostelResponded 23 August 2015

Dear Sir, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Our WIFI has now been upgraded and all devices have a better connection and staying power. Our staff are extremely busy but we always take the time to help people out one on one. We have full...More

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

84% on Hostelworld.com!? For what??? Most important thing to do when considering booking with the HI-Victoria is to read their policies. Somewhere in the fine print it said that single males and single females, travelling by themselves or in small single gender groups cannot book...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$ 24 - US$ 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Price range
US$ 24 - US$ 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Avoid J-Dorm unless you can sleep through loud noises."
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"Probably upstairs would be quieter than downstairs dowm"
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"Be prepared for bed bugs"
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"Didn't seem to matter - noisy everywhere"
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