I have been to hostels and know what to expect but this one was exceptionally dirty, did not have what was advertised in the room, and the manager named Asher was very rude and rolled her eyes several times when I complained. The other female manager, who also had long dark hair but had what may have been an Irish accent, jumped into my conversation with Asher in order to attack me verbally. I complained about the managers to the owner, who unfortunately never bothered to respond. If a negative experience is addressed properly by an owner or manager, I don't feel it is necessary to post a negative review online. However, this owner missed his opportunity to make things right.
- 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