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“Great location, friendly service, good for the price” 4 of 5 stars
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HI Victoria Hostel
516 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada (Downtown)   |  
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly service, good for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

I stayed here for 1 night and I liked it. The staff was friendly and helpful and the place was pretty clean. It was my first time staying in a hostel and I felt safe at the HI. The location cant be beat. For $30 a night, I got what I paid for.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

Stayed four times last year, for a total of 22 nites. Great location in heritage building. Awesome staff. Huge kitchen and other ammenities.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nanaimo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

I have no idea how anyone could recommend this hovel. I slept with my back to the wall and one eye open, with the sheets I was forced to use that smelled of body odor. Overheard one guy say he was 58 years old and from his appearance and mannerisms he seemed otherwise homeless (so much for a youth hostel). The good- it was a fair price to pay for a warm bed and a hot shower (I guess that is what has created the homeless theme that they have going on), good location, and friendly staff.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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washington state
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

This place is not friendly, clean or hospitable. My wife & I took one look at our room, asked for another one that was just the same & then requested our money back. They are old, dirty & tiny. Victoria is a great town with lots to offer, just not here. Keep looking.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

I stayed at the HI in Voctoria for the first time, for 2 nights.
I really liked it. It was my first time staying in a Hostel, so i can't compare it to other ones ..

What i realy liked about it:
- Great Location ( 5 minut walk from the Inner Harbour and everything else !! )
- Great Staff ( always helpfull and nice with people )
- People travelling from all over the world ( i made a lot of friends )
- Free Wi-Fi (wireless access)
- Big Rooms

What i did not like:
- There was no breakfast included ( but we had access to a huge kitchen with fridge and everything we needed ) and the grocerie store was a bit far ( 10 minut walk )
- Few bathrooms

I had a great time, and i recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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victoria
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

This place is a travesty. I was assaulted three times and the management di not do [--]. I asked for my money back and was finally put onto a private room for my own safety. There are bums staying there and the owners dont care. There are crazed drug fiends as well. DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE AS YOU WILL BE SORRY!!!!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — staying there
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights in June 08. The hostel is located centrally in downtown across from the harbour. There's a large kitchen and good common areas with lots of books and travel resources. I highly recommend this hostel for exploring Victoria.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 104
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