This hostel was fine- staff were pretty friendly, I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and it was spacious enough and where else do you get a free breakfast and dinner? That was a really nice touch although they also advertise a free drink in the bar each day and I never got to have mine because the bar seems to disagree with the time advertised around the hostel.
Bathrooms were clean and plentiful too, and the hostel is super secure - access to other floors is by key and staff were all over it when a random guy tried to sneak in.
My only real complaint about this place is that I was on the top floor and the heat in the dorm was like hell on earth. There were 2 tiny fans, which made absolutely no difference. We had the window open too but then this invited all the noise from the street below. This hostel would be a winner with A.C. in the dorms, which is very much required in the summer heat of Victoria. The private room next to us had it and we could feel the cool air coming under the door. Sad!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Hotel Victoria