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Newquay, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We checked into ocean island and found the place to be well kept and the staff to be very helpful (we found though that the staff seemed to lack a little bit of direction and could possibly benefit from a bit more management). The breakfast and dinner are a great addition and very good. The thing that let us down...

Thank Kez C
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel was very close to public transit, maybe a 15-30 minute walk from most of the popular attractions in Victoria, and offered free breakfast and dinner. The staff were generally friendly, rooms were clean, kitchen was a good size, and the hostel felt safe. The dinner wasn't enough to feel full, but it was nice nonetheless. On the other...

Thank Simona V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and friendly staff. Our private room and shared bathroom were clean. Option to store your bags at the hostel if you arrive before check-in or stay in the city past check-out. Overall good place to stay if you're spending a night or two in Victoria.

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great option for its central location. Also really good value for money, especially with breakfast and dinner thrown in. The rooms and bathrooms were adequate and clean, but nothing fancy or new. The main downside is the very small "common area", which is really just a few chairs and a couch in between reception and the in-house...

1Thank LindsayandSteve
Sechelt, BC
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were very happy with our private room with bathroom. The front desk was Very friendly and full of enthusiasm. Relaxed atmosphere. There is a small lounge. Really impressed with secure feeling inside building. The street noise at night was loud at times but this was Not the responsibility of the Hostel. The beds are not plush but are certainly...

1Thank Brenda R
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the atmosphere maintained by our lovely staff and in our bar/lounge. Thank you for commenting on our great security system which includes such services as 24hr front desk reception, surveillance and security access doors. Our downtown location allows easy...

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

After a rough night getting lost and having our car broken into, we were glad to arrive at Ocean Island and be greeted by Anthony (I believe that was his name), who was sympathetic and very helpful! He was so friendly, and it was such a relief to be greeted and assisted by someone so kind. We had never been...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review! Anthony is an exceptional addition to our great front desk team; we will pass on your kind words about his performance. We are so pleased that we were able to help you out during that less-than desirable circumstance. Our guest's comfort and experience is our top priority and we take pride in...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Would you like to know how the world is going to be in a 100 years? Well, come to the Ocean Island Inn and you will find a truly international community: people from all over the world, speaking different languages, eating ethnic food from all over, sharing peacefully the space. You will have the chance to meet very interesting travelers...

Thank ccarol45
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you, Carol, for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you have been enjoying your time with us. The secret of our superior bathroom quality is that we clean them 3 times daily! We take pride in hiring the best staff and creating a welcoming and safe atmosphere for...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel has a great environment with an upbeat crowd including staff. Most are young, late teens to early 30's but you will find all ages there. Diversity and deep respect for it is a " thumbs up" here: all ethnicities, sexual orientations etc. I worked as a volunteer at the hostel: free housing & breakfast+ can$240/month in exchange for...

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

Thank you, Alberto, for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here as a work-for-stay guest. We pride ourselves in providing a positive atmosphere for all ages, without discrimination and are happy that you felt at home here. In addition to the complimentary breakfast, we also offer a free dinner...

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at Ocean Island. The hostel was super funky, but very clean and efficient. We stayed in the little double bed w/loft room and loved it. There was plenty of room for our giant bags, and the heater kept us toasty. Even though the hostel is on a busy street, we never heard the...

1Thank Ava I
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Hey, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Always glad to hear that we're funky. Our housekeeping team works hard to keep this place spick and span every day, so glad to hear it doesn't go unnoticed! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Ocean Island, and we hope to see...

Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Colorful, nice, good staff, clean ,unconfortable matresses. Super basic breakfast. Very well located. Good for the basic traveler, rooms are a little bit small but still.ok. bathroomw are specially clean.

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

Hi! So glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and our staff- they are always happy to hear that they've made an impression! I'm sorry to hear that our mattresses didn't work for you, being medium firm-- they are chosen to not too hard or soft in hopes it would work for most, but unfortunately not everyone has the...

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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: ₹ 2,734 - ₹ 5,083 (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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“Ask for the biggest most expensive room. Don't bother booking any of the smaller ones.”
mailwalker, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No real option just do a lot in a day so you're tired..”
gileswestwood, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“window room”
chodaniel86, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lots of options so ask what they have to best suit your needs”
kimberlyc16, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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