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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for about 2 month. One month in a private/ monthly room and the other part in a co-ed dorm. During the time staying at the dorm, I did work for stay. And I tell you why we liked it so much. Is it an older building and in not the best area of Victoria?... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed as a guest and also worked through workaway.com at this establishment and really enjoyed my time spent here. There is friendly helpful staff, a great atmosphere and clean facilities. Housekeeping is done each day so bathrooms are generally always clean and location is also great. There is a good sized kitchen which although gets busy around meal times,... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get what you pay for and this is cheap!!! I stayed here twice in two different 'private' room. Each time I was on the ground floor overlooking a wall. In each room the only way to access the bed or window was to walk up the bed. On both occasions I could clearly hear the bar. But there was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the cleanest hostel washroom I have ever seen. Seriously awesome. Nice big shower and hot water makes me a happy traveller. The employees are super cool and will help u out with anything. Cute little bar inside where they don't rip you off and some decent food for cheap. I had perogies and they were delish. Really big... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room here. We looked around a lot for the best priced room and this one fit the bill. Our room had a sink, fridge, and tons of cupboard space. We shared a washroom with 2 other rooms and that wasn't a problem at all. The front desk staff were really nice. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very good and clean place, friendly staff and a pretty good bar downstairs. Rates and prices at the bar are ok. Actually one of the best hostels i've stayed in canada so far. Seems to be a good place to stay a bit longer aswell, if u are looking for work around that area. Location is central with all u... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I absolutely loved this place! Located downtown, just minutes away from where the ferry bus drops you off. My private room was small but had a New York charm about it (plus a mini-fridge) The bed was very comfy and the blackout blinds were a brilliant feature, giving me some of the best nights sleep I've had in months. The... More 

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

Hey happy traveler! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review; we were ecstatic to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard here to ensure our guests feel safe, comfortable and welcomed at all times. Our cafe lounge, blackout blinds, and “mini library” are just a few of the amenities that we... More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stayed at the ocean island Inn for one week, traveling alone. The best tihing is, that you get to know people very easyly, cause there's always something happening at the bar at night. I did have a room for myself, located in the fourth floor, really tidy, nice and neither to big nor to small. The Hostel is located... More 

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

Hey there and thank you for the great review. Your kind words are much appreciated and put smiles on all of our faces! We are so pleased to hear about your experience with us and are glad you got to take advantage of our convenient downtown location and popular cafe lounge. Our friendly staff work very hard to ensure our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A great little treasure in the heart of Victoria. I stayed for five months and it was hard saying goodbye. Great and very helpful staff always got what I needed. And the rooms are warm and cheerfully coloured. And it was good and interesting to meet and become friends with travellors from all over. I am sad I have to... More 

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

Hey Alyson! Thank you very much for the absolutely lovely review! It is reviews such as these that make our jobs that extra bit more enjoyable and your kind words have put smiles on all of our faces. Please do come back and visit frequently; you’re always more then welcome in our doors. Safe and happy travels! More 

Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed in a private room with a private bathroom and it was a great value. The location was perfect, we walked to everything, and our room was clean and comfortable. We bought beers in the lounge and listened to live music. The staff was very friendly. There is no elevator if that is something you need.

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

Hey happy traveler! Thank you for taking a few moments to leave us a review; we are very pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with our friendly staff and our convenient downtown location. The style of room you stayed in, the “Queen Room,” is a very popular choice for couples due to it’s own private en-suite bathroom and... More 

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