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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average18%
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  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The facilities consist of an old multi-story building that has been chopped into a bunch of rooms and dorms. In that way it is a typical back packers, but it is unlike any back packers I have ever stayed in. It can best be described...More

Thank Robert M
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Robert, thanks for your review here on Tripadvisor. Our 1891 heritage building is certainly a quirky one. The building was initially a hotel in 1891 before being converted to an apartment building in 1942. We renovated the building in 1999, keeping most of the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Well I'm here in the high season! Hotel prices are astronomical! AirBnB has to be booked months ahead [and is pricey] This has been economical, well-located [on bus route from Shwartz bay]; a short walk to China town , a slightly longer one to Government...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 July 2017

Hey there! So great to hear you had such an awesome time at our place! Hotel prices are certainly astronomical in Victoria right now and we pride ourselves in offering rooms for cheaper prices. Moreover, we are certainly well situated in the heart of downtown...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have stayed here many times, this is often my go to place to stay when I am in Victoria. Great location, decent price, great free breakfast and free dinner. Service is great, room is clean, the noise level is dependant on where you are....More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 July 2017

Hi there and thanks for your review! We are always glad to hear we did well, especially from our repeat guests! We certainly have a lot to like, whether it's our location, free breakfast and dinner or our staff ;). We indeed have rooms in...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good cheap, good value for money. Great service and nice bar. Friendly staff, worked here for an work to stay programme and its worth it as Victoria, is very nice and relaxed spot. I would recommend staying here as its good value for any traveller...More

Thank Kevin M
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 July 2017

Hi there and thanks for your great review! We are so happy to hear about your stay here. Thanks for your kind comments regarding our staff, the hostel and Victoria in general. We hope you had an awesome time here. It was certainly awesome to...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights here using a private double room. The room was certainly quite small and the bed was not the comfiest or even a full double, we did sleep but not too much. It was certainly adequate though for a hostel. The same can...More

Thank Guy H
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 July 2017

Hey there and thanks for your review! Happy to read your positive comments about our staff and location. Our staff is from all over the world but one thing they have in common are their great customer service skills. Moreover, we are indeed ideally located...More

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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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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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