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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was quite dated, and the bunks didn't have their own plugs, shelves, or lights which is always annoying. There wasn't much common space which wasn't the bar, and anyone could pretty much walk into the kitchen and eating area, which wasn't ideal because it was in a pretty sketchy part of downtown. There was a free breakfast and...

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

Hi there and thanks for leaving us a review! We are sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory stay here at Ocean Island Inn. In regards to your comments about our beds, we are happy to let you know we are working on improvements for our dorm beds and plugs, shelves and lights are all in the planned improvements!...

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plus: -Lights on the beds (but only on the bottom bunks for a strang reason) -Power Plugs right at the beds -Good working, free WIFI -Fridge in the Dorm -Free Breakfast (Toast, Boiled Eggs, Coffee/tea, juices, banana) (-Free Dinner) The dinner is rice or pasta with some kind of sauce, tasty but only half a bowl full, so if you...

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

Hello there and thanks for your thorough review! It seems like you enjoyed most of your stay here at Ocean Island Inn, but there are also things to improve. In regards to our bathrooms, we clean them three times a day and ask our guests to mop up after themselves so that we have clean bathrooms at all times. It's...

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a pretty budget traveler and found this completely fine. My favourite part of my stay was that the bathrooms never had lines. There are 5 on each floor so it's perfect! B'fast wasn't served early enough for me which was a bit disappointing, but not a deal breaker. I had no issues!

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

Hi there and thanks for your review! Great to hear that you never had to wait in line for our bathrooms! :) A pity though that you couldn't get our breakfast.. We recently changed the start time of our breakfast from 8AM to 7.30AM so we could cater to our early guests as well. A pity to hear 7.30AM was...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I get into what I think about this hostel, I just want to say that this review might appear to be incredibly biased and I hope what happened to me won't happen to the people who are going to use this hostel in the near future... Now, in terms of basic stuff, this hostel has pretty much everything you...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to read your positive comments about our central downtown location, our staff and our bar. We are however saddened to hear about your experience the day before your check-out. We apologize that you felt as if we were claiming your things, however we simply needed to...

Newquay, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We checked into ocean island and found the place to be well kept and the staff to be very helpful (we found though that the staff seemed to lack a little bit of direction and could possibly benefit from a bit more management). The breakfast and dinner are a great addition and very good. The thing that let us down...

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

Hi there and thanks for leaving us a review here on Tripadvisor. We want to thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff and our free breakfast and dinner. Your comments about the lack of direction have been noted as we want to our front desk staff to be professional and cordial at all times. We are therefore very...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This hostel was very close to public transit, maybe a 15-30 minute walk from most of the popular attractions in Victoria, and offered free breakfast and dinner. The staff were generally friendly, rooms were clean, kitchen was a good size, and the hostel felt safe. The dinner wasn't enough to feel full, but it was nice nonetheless. On the other...

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

Hi there and thanks for your kind review! We are happy to read your comments about your stay. It's good to hear you liked our friendly staff, clean rooms, kitchen and safety of the hostel. We are sorry to hear that you found your room cramped. We do feel that our dorm rooms are a reasonable size with a maximum...

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Great location and friendly staff. Our private room and shared bathroom were clean. Option to store your bags at the hostel if you arrive before check-in or stay in the city past check-out. Overall good place to stay if you're spending a night or two in Victoria.

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

Hello and thank you so much for reviewing us! We are thrilled to hear your positive comments about our cleanliness and our bag storage options. We like to keep our hostel in tip top shape hence why we thoroughly clean the rooms and additionally clean our bathrooms three times a day. We want to thank you again for reviewing us...

Christchurch
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great option for its central location. Also really good value for money, especially with breakfast and dinner thrown in. The rooms and bathrooms were adequate and clean, but nothing fancy or new. The main downside is the very small "common area", which is really just a few chairs and a couch in between reception and the in-house...

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

Hi there and thank you for your review. It's great to hear you appreciated our central location and that we offer good value! Our downtown location is surely very convenient with its proximity to many of the big tourist spots. It's unfortunate to hear you found our common space to be small, however we find that it is rarely at...

Sechelt, BC
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We were very happy with our private room with bathroom. The front desk was Very friendly and full of enthusiasm. Relaxed atmosphere. There is a small lounge. Really impressed with secure feeling inside building. The street noise at night was loud at times but this was Not the responsibility of the Hostel. The beds are not plush but are certainly...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the atmosphere maintained by our lovely staff and in our bar/lounge. Thank you for commenting on our great security system which includes such services as 24hr front desk reception, surveillance and security access doors. Our downtown location allows easy...

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

After a rough night getting lost and having our car broken into, we were glad to arrive at Ocean Island and be greeted by Anthony (I believe that was his name), who was sympathetic and very helpful! He was so friendly, and it was such a relief to be greeted and assisted by someone so kind. We had never been...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review! Anthony is an exceptional addition to our great front desk team; we will pass on your kind words about his performance. We are so pleased that we were able to help you out during that less-than desirable circumstance. Our guest's comfort and experience is our top priority and we take pride in...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

Address: 791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Price Range: $27 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I'd suggest requesting the first or 2nd floor if you have lots of luggage; there's no elevator.”
Lesleyknits, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for the biggest most expensive room. Don't bother booking any of the smaller ones.”
mailwalker, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“No real option just do a lot in a day so you're tired..”
gileswestwood, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“window room”
chodaniel86, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Lots of options so ask what they have to best suit your needs”
kimberlyc16, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
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