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Turtle Hostel

1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2L4, Canada
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner (maybe it's a couple, I only met the man) is extremely unfriendly.We booked a double room and the bed was ways too small for two people.When we asked for a separate linen to use the matress (which was in the room) he didn't give us one and wanted to charge us extra for the matress and the linen.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First, the owner was over an hour late for check-in, then yakked it up with each person for so long, I ended up waiting another half hour. The cops were there to break up a fight. There were lots of people who seemed to be living there. It seems more like a half-way house than a hostel. I saw rodents... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Im not quiet sure but there as been changes, it improving, from my last stay, but the price is right, location awesome, I been coming to the hostel for business 4 time a year, I never seen bed bug, yes it old it need to be updated , but it a hostel no a permanent place ,,,, im was happy... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With only 3 hostels in Victoria we were left with a last minute booking since everywhere was full, we requested a private room but the manager agreed then apon arival said we cannot stay in the only private room because it was for married couples and I was travelling with a friend. This place is in a dodgy neighbourhood not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This hostel was dirty and disgusting. The smelly room/attic was the size of a broom closet along with an uncomfortable lumpy bed and an old dresser. Cob webs hung from the only picture on the wall. I didn't feel safe there but had no choice to stay as it was Labor Day weekend and everything reasonably priced was booked. Bathrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Granted that this is my first stay here, but this place is lovely. I didn't encounter any of the problems from previous reviews (vagrants. Bedbugs. Drugs etc.) which leads me to believe that they've fixed the place up. The landlady is super friendly and nice and will accommdate you as best as she can. The rest of the tenants were... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The hostel is a cute little house in Victoria. It has a small balcony for everyone and pretty good bathrooms for a hostel. You can walk pretty much everywhere from the hostel. The supermakets are only a couple streets up and so are little restaurants and bars. The waterfront isn't far either. The woman running the hostel is super sweet,... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have enjoyed staying at the turtle hostel several times over the years when I come to victoria. The beds are comfortable and made from a material that bebugs can't live on. I have never seen a bedbug here or heard about other guests getting them. The common areas are clean and cozy and the price is right for travellers.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

don't stay here I told Sue the manager she had bedbugs and of course she blamed me on bringing them there even though I had just started my trip, nice try Sue and thanks for not taking ownership ...by now there will be bedbugs all over BC... also many other disturbing things went on at this hostel but to keep... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is classified as a back packer hostel but it is more for transients. People LIVE there! The place was dirty, viny mattresses, lots of garbage in the kitchen. One guy said a stray cat jumped through his window one night and slept with him. As mentioned in one of the other review, the poor Asian woman running this place... More 

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