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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Really awesome place. Cool and funky. Bar downstairs is great for meeting people. Heaps of info and stuff the hostel recommends to do. Only con is the rooms are small making it a very cozy stay with your neighbors.

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed the Cafe! It's true that some (but not all) of our rooms are small: if you're looking for more space or privacy, try one of our private rooms! The #3 rooms are the perfect size for one or two people.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2011

A clean place and a great atmosphere. In the middle of Victoria centre. A good option!

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you!

Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 25 July 2011

I'm from the Bahamas & I visited Victoria BC from June 24th to July 5th. I was so terrified about living alone, in a strange city, in a different country...and in a hostel, no less! But this place was clean, professional and made me feel safe! The front desk people were very helpful & answered every question I could come...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks Deena! We're glad your first hostel experience was a good one! Definitely come see us again soon!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2011

The Ocean Islands suite is in a heritage location convenient to activities and shops. The apartment is very well equiped and comfortable.

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed the suite.

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2011

I spent a couple of nights at Ocean Island and ended up making several friends. The pub is a great place to hang out and meet people. Everyone was super-friendly, the rooms were clean, and the location worked for me. Even though I stayed in a co-ed dorm I felt safe and had no worries about theft or anything. The...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 16 July 2011

We were disappointed with the room. They had crammed a double bed into a room that could accommodate a twin at best (ever heard of bunk beds?) And then charged an arm and a leg for it. The front desk was average. And the "clean for your stay" program produced a less than clean bathroom.

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's true that some of our rooms are small, but we made them that way in order to keep prices down: a private room at Ocean Island costs significantly less than a standard room at a hotel. There are 6 bathrooms per floor, so if the bathroom closest to you is not to your liking,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2011

Could not ask for more in an affordable hostel; great location, nicely kept place, friendly staff. Although our room had no real view and the walls paper thin to sound, we enjoyed our stay and found the staff exceedingly pleasant and helpful. My wife loved the art and Indonesian sculpture and I liked the coffee and the poetry chalk board...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much!

Global Nomad
Reviewed 10 July 2011

2 nights here was good. Lively bar and lounge, nice staff, clean place, well located and tons of useful info on Victoria & the Island (plus events and dining). All in all its a decent spot for a backpacker. If you're a couple wanting something a little bit nicer then try and book early for a bigger room than what...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, and I agree with your room tip: the Standard Double with Bathroom has more space (and, of course, its own bathroom) so it's good for couples who want some privacy.

Oromocto, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2011

This was a really nice place to begin my hosteling experience. The staff were friendly and treated us like they had known us for years. The rooms were clean and comfortable with good sized lockers. The bathrooms were in the process of being upgraded which would have been my only complaint. The bar/resturant down stairs was a great place to...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We're glad your first hostel experience was a good one!

Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Stayed here in a private room with family - wow it was a tiny room. We only needed 3 beds but they put us in a room that could fit 5 people - still had very little floor space - we spotted a foldaway table under one bed and there was a small chair in the room too! Quite a...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed the location of our building, the guest area, and our friendly staff. It's true our private rooms are small, but they're designed to be as efficient (and practically priced) as possible. If you stay with again, in a group of five, I would suggest getting two separate rooms or renting a...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: 791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 1,557 - ₹ 3,840 (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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