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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed 2 nights in the "Mini Double Room", cost was $175 for 2 for the 2 nights or about $90/night. Expect to pay higher than the lowest prices advertised. The word mini is not correct, this is smaller than the linen closet next to the room. There is no space around the bed except the space for the door to...

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

Thank you for the review! Since we offer a wide range of room types, our prices do vary room-to-room. Our heritage 1891 building does indeed have some smaller rooms, but we also have larger rooms available for guests seeking more space. We have extensive information about our rooms, including size layout and features online, on the phone, and at the...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Awesome place for the price. Bit noisy as it is located on busy city streets. At 4 am the seagulls started their screams but soon were drown out by the morning traffic. Rooms are small but clean. Bathrooms clean. Bike room is not very biker friendly as it is in a cramped basement with narrow stairs. The staff can be...

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

Thank you for the review! I am very sorry that you experienced some noise during your stay. A sleepless night is no fun at all! If the noise is being caused by events beyond our control (street noise), we try to find a more suitable room. We have a large variety of rooms and four floors, so we do have...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, staff were really friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was a 6 bed dorm was very tiny with hardly any space move because of this we did not want to spend much time in our room. This is the reason I have not given 5 stars. The washrooms were fantastic with hot showers,...

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We're happy to hear about all the things you appreciated about your stay, such as the hot showers, and helpful staff! We are sorry to hear that you felt your room was smaller than expected. We do offer a large variety of room options and pricing...

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a women dorm so I didn't expect lots of luxuary or stuff like that. The room was pretty small, but for the price it was ok. There was a bathroom next to the room, which was almost always perfectly clean. I got to know really nice people in the room I stayed and also from the staff....

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

Hey! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We make sure to keep the bathrooms as clean as possible, having out housekeeping staff clean them multiple times a day. Our staff is always glad to hear they've left a positive impression-- they couldn't ask for more! Hope to see you again!

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

As my first hosteling experience it was a bit scary even though I was staying in a private suite. The reviews were true it was biblically hot but as I was so knackered it didn't really matter to me. Thing is I think it was all caused by the fridges in the rooms which blast out hot air. I was...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're happy to hear that your first hosteling experience worked out well for you, and that you enjoyed some of the local beers available in our cafe/lounge! Though Victoria usually remains at a moderate temperature year round, for those occasional days when the temperature climbs too high we do...

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Husband made the reservation, I was open to staying in a hostel as long as it had good reviews, as it does....it was not what I expected, but exactly what was advertised. The entire place was very clean and very colorful (the walls and the clientel!) The room and bathrooms were very clean, the in-room fridge was a huge bonus....

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you found our facilities to be clean and colourful, and that you appreciated the in-room fridge! Though Victoria usually remains at a moderate temperature year round, for those occasional days when the temperature climbs too high we do as you mentioned, include fans in...

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed there twice last summer. The rooms and washrooms are clean and the hostel is located very central. You can reach downtown without using any puplic transportation. Parking is not free but is available right at the hostel and nearby. The staff was always very friendly and the bar is just great. Drinks and meals are cheap and really...

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

Glad to hear you came back! Victoria is known for being walk able and it's not by mistake that we choose to be located right by the heart of the city. Our Ocean Island bar and cafe has new events happening all the time, but one thing will always be consistent-- you're welcome back any time!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My wife and I decided to join another couple on a last minute weekend adventure to Victoria, B.C. – the trip wasn’t in our budget, so my wife said it “had to be cheap.” The Ocean Island Inn was perfect for our needs. We arrived Victoria at 11:00 pm on a Friday night (via the BlackBall ferry) and made a...

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

Thanks Dirk for taking the time to write us such an awesome review! We're so happy to hear about your time staying with us, it seems you got the full Ocean Island experience! We appreciate your comments about our ""utilitarian dream"" rooms, though we do have many larger ones available if you book in advance or opt to pay a...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Its a good place to stay for the short term and to save money. The staff are friendly and the crowd is relaxed. However the beds are kind off hard and the building doesnt really cancel out noise so if your a sensitive sleeper this isn't the spot for you.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your comments about our friendly staff and atmosphere --we try hard to create a unique and welcoming space for our guests. We’re sorry to hear that you did not find your bed ideal; We use typical medium-firm mattresses, and while no single type of mattress will be...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I had a wonderful stay in a single room at Ocean Island Inn. The location was nice (near Chinatown and the outskirts of downtown). The place stayed clean, the staff was friendly, and it was also relatively quiet. It is worth the money! The breakfast is just toast, juice/coffee/tea, and fruit. I would have preferred some protein but it still...

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

Hey thanks for letting us know about your stay! We're glad to hear you found our location convenient. Our staff tries our hardest to keep it a clean and welcoming environment here at Ocean Island Inn-- always glad to hear it's not in vain! It's too bad you left us when you did-- we just expanded our options at breakfast!...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: ₹ 1,722 - ₹ 5,118 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I'd suggest requesting the first or 2nd floor if you have lots of luggage; there's no elevator.”
Lesleyknits, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“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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