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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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All reviews shared bathroom a private double room bunk beds rooms are small free breakfast common areas street noise central location stayed two nights downtown victoria location is excellent hostel dorm fridge storage lounge sink
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I stayed at Ocean Island Inn early Dec. 2018. It was a wonderful experience! Staff was great. Thanks to front desk: B.B. for assistance at front desk and 11:30 am checkout, Jasmine for great breakfast service and taking pictures(!), Sarah for assistance and postcard, Emily...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We arrived in Victoria and stayed in a private double room on July 27. Check-in was smooth and we had a great experience. The staff were helpful and the facilities were spotless. We left the next morning at 6am, explaining that we were leaving to...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Kate H
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 20 October 2018

Hey Kate, I'm very sorry to read about all of this. In summer, a lot of our guests hike the West Coast Trail and have future reservations set up so that they can come back to Ocean Island for a couple of nights. We indeed...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hostel and it was a great experience. The hostel is located in the Downtown area of Victoria just off the main thoroughfare, Douglas Street. All the hostel was clean and maintained, the bathrooms were especially good. The bar is a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank mrlukenik
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! Sounds like you had a wonderful time staying here and I'm furthermore pleased to know you enjoyed our freebies! A lot of us at Ocean Island view our freebies as the "all-inclusive" deal, but then for hostels...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I most enjoyed meeting people from all over the world when staying at this hostel. They have everything one could want - a delicious free breakfast and dinner, free afternoon alcoholic beverage, 24 hour coffee service and a downtown location. The hotel also offers an...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank pilotwifelife
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 26 September 2018

Hey there, Thank you so much for a great review. Ocean Island is very much like a small global village as we have people staying with us from all over the world! :-) We find that having breakfast, dinner and a drink also helps to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The free breakfast, dinner and drink was great! The clothes washing facilities were good and staff were super helpful, even giving a free token when our clothes weren't fully dried. It is in a great, central location and good value. Wifi was good an every...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank carenmchugh
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 26 September 2018

Hey there, Thanks so much for writing us a review here on Tripadvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed our freebies and our helpful staff as well :) If you're ever in the neighbourhood again, don't hesitate to come by. Thanks again for choosing us and safe...More

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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
Veronica S
9 July 2015|
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 $10 per day. We've never had a break in before in this lot, and there is hostel... More
Room Tips
"Private room and bathroom or shared bathroom recommended. Ask for ear plugs: location downtown and..."
3 days ago
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"Confirm reservation in advance."
15 Oct 2018
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"Ask to see your room before you pay (You cant get a refund after you've paid). this way if its to small..."
22 Aug 2018
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"In the city!!!"
18 Aug 2018
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US$ 23 - US$ 70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ocean island inn / backpackers / hotel victoria
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaDowntown
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