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HI Victoria Hostel

516 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada (Downtown)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Cheap hostel, big unisex dorms (40 beds) but well separated, big clean bathrooms with showers and toilets. The lounge include free pool table and babyfoot. Tv room is small and few dvd available. Kitchen is huge. Could have been better with more people around.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This HI hostel does not compare with other HIs I have visited but as the title says you get what you pay for. Inexpensive and clean. Not too keen on the open dorm concept but it is central. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Pretty clean, nice location, cheap...nothing worth sleeping with my shoes on the bed, daring getting to the jail-looking dorm room only after all the hoboes went to sleep, afraid of telling the urine-smelling guy to shut-off the light at 1am. Not safe, noisy like sleeping on a highway...my last night I got to sleep only at around 3:30am, also because... More

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HI_Victoria, Manager at HI Victoria Hostel, responded to this review

Please be aware that HI Victoria checks in only bonafide travellers with government issued ID. We have no control over your perceptions as to the nature of other guests, however if you had concerns please talk to a staff member. As far as urine smelling hobo unless we are aware that some one has a medical or hygiene problem we... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff were really friendly and take the effort to show you your room when you arrive. I did notice that the stairwell stank of urine which was not great, however areas were tidy, common areas good and the kitchen large. The hostel is on a noisy street and as I was here on a Monday, the noise from the... More

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Costa Mesa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great location! Victoria Harbour, downtown, restaurants, mile 0, all major sights within walking distance. The staff wasn't too bad, but not nothing to write home about. The price is great for the location. I do however very much dislike that the beds don't have their own personal outlet or at least one right next to your bed like hi-Jericho Beach... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in a private room, shared bathroom. The room itself was ok, clean, tidy and pretty comfortable. However, for women there was only 1 shower and 1 toilet on the floor - and it was in the same room, meaning if someone was having a shower you had to go to another floor to find a toilet. And for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed here for a night and I was surprised by the cleanliness of the place. Our room was quirt and we had really sounds sleep during the night. The staff was very helpful and polite. Definitely recommended.

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Fort St. John, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The staff was nice but, there was about 5 45+ men staying here that seem to be homeless. The eat at the city soup kitchen and just slept in the dorm all day making it an uncomfortable feel. The one was walking around drunk all day being 4am, 1pm or 7 at night. He had been staying already for 2... More

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Karratha, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

In a nutshell, after staying in hundreds of hostels around the world, this has to be by far the worst. It should not be advertised on backpacker websites because quite frankly it seems as if it is a shelter for the homeless. Being a young traveller, and to be honest not extremely picky when it comes to a bed for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The bar across the street has an extremely loud bar night every Monday till 2 am! It is near impossible to avoid the immense vibrations coming from across the street! Sleep is not possible! The free breakfast was weak coffee, a loaf of white bread and a tub of Margarine with a pot of jam. Staff were very courteous, friendly... More

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Address: 516 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 104
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