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HI Victoria Hostel

516 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A solid and affordable base for exploring Victoria. The staff was friendly and helpful. Location was quite good; easy to access on foot from the ferry (I took the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria and had no vehicle or other form of transport). Rooms and bathrooms were clean and quiet. Clean sheets were provided, and the wifi worked. Staff... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basic but clean and affordable. Bring your own padlock or rent one. Bed was sturdy and comfortable, however the mattress of the bunk above me had a leather cover which creaked loudly at every move the occupant made, even waking me up through my ear plugs. Not at all a party hostel, but I personally consider that something positive. Upstairs... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The location is perfect to start exploring Victoria. The stuff is friendly and welcoming. Dorm and bathroom were clean as it can be at a hostel. Kitchen had everything you need. Just one tiny thing is, that there were no plugs per bed, not even per loft bed. So charging the phone overnight was not an option.

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Paris, France
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The staff and the location is the only good thing about this hostel. People coming in are kind of weird, don't talk or hikers you will never see because they get up at dawn. So Forget about sharing Travel experiences. The bunk beds are old but comfortable and the duvet stinks. So just use the clean white sheets they give... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I stayed there about 5 years ago for only one day but I liked it especially due to its good location. Its clean and you can easily meet other people there. You can organise your trips while there like the whale watching trip.

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Thank eleninicosia
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66 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is in a good location in Victoria. The staff are very helpful and attentive to the upkeep of the hostel. It was bit on the expensive side though considering the 44 bed dorm. The wifi was good. Given that it's Vancouver Island and it's general demographic, it's not the most social of hostels. I had an alright time... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

HI Victoria was a very good experience from what I had. Very clean, and comfortable. I didn't actually spend much time in the hostel apart from sleeping, so I can't really be super in-depth with it! But the staff were very friendly, and the location is great. Down by the water, within walking distance of tons of great things to... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We made our booking on booking.com. But when ee came at The hostel we suddenly had to pay more. They say that they cant help it. But i'm pretty sure that booking.com brings in The biggest part of their guests. The hostel was clean but it was noissy. Especially at girls dormetry where you litterly could hear what they were... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, it is very valuable to us. Please allow me to respond to some of your concerns and comments. First, we have been on Booking . Com for 3 weeks, so no, at this time our client base generated from booking.com is very small, but will grow I'm sure. Unfortunately, Booking .com does not allow many... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly. It's a big dorm but quiet. I slept one week and everything was good. The hostel is located well. Breakfast 7.3 to 8.3 Good value for money. there are lockers which has provisions to secure our stuff. The showers do not allow change in privacy which is a bit annoying .The kitchen and common rooms... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I stayed there for one night in July. It was hoooorible! The staff was not friendly at all. Rooms are overcrowded with over 20 beds in one room. There was supposed to be breakfast from 7.30 to 9.30 am. When I came to the kitchen at 9 am there was nothing left! Even if it's just 30$ I wouldn't stay... More 

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

Hi, sorry your experience with us was so negative. We take great pride in providing excellent customer service and have a very good customer service rating. The summer is very busy but we always try to answer questions and give good advise on a one to one level. Some of our rooms are large but clean as are our washroom... 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: $40 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 104
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