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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was questioning of the prices of the rooms and what where the different prices for staff told me that They adjust the price depending on how much people show up so your room could be any different price we like depending how many people...More

Thank Digness
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got one of the private rooms. The staff was really welcoming and I really enjoyed the comp breakfasts! I was pretty impressed with its cleanliness, as well as the complimentary dinners that were also provided. I've never stayed at a place where that was...More

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve stayed here several times since 2011. The place keeps improving with more services and freebies (breakfast, supper, free evening drink if yer over 19), and the staff are fantastic. Good shared facilities, good location with nearby supermarket, downtown amenities, sightseeing and buses to almost...More

Thank XenosToo
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for this 5 star rating! Pleased to hear you like our improved services and freebies :) We all work hard to make sure our guests have a great time and so I'm really happy to see that our hard work...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beds are only comfortable if you are sleeping on them for a few days. They have crammed 6 beds in a fairly small dorm. The place is also located in the lowest end of town which they don’t mention. Some of the staff is...More

1  Thank nicholasborup
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Nicholas, Thanks for leaving us a review on Tripadvisor. Sorry to hear about your so-so stay with us. Our mattresses are brand new and can still be a little firm as they have to settle in a bit. Once that's done, your bed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a good athmosphere, the free breakfast and dinner are great, it is very well located but.... We are very upset because we have paid to use the laundry. Nobody explains to us we can't use the washing machine in the day. Unfortunatly, the...More

Thank Handrie A
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Handrie, Sorry to hear about your recent stay with us. There is a guest laundry machine available for guests throughout the day to be used at anytime, unless another guest is using it. Our front desk staff are always happy to assist once informed...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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US$ 30 - US$ 115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$ 30 - US$ 115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Room & Suite (26)
Dining (5)
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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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Veronica S
9 July 2015|
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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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Room Tips
"Rooms run small; if you book far in advance ask to be far from the lounge/bar for quiet"
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"There isn't an elevator, so don't bring too much stuff in case you're on the fourth floor!"
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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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