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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostel I've ever been. Very nice and helpful staff, close to the downtown. The shared bathroom was a bit dirty, but it was okay. The room was good. There was several times a week a pubcrawl and other activities.

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

Thank you for such a positive review! We work hard to provide a positive experience for our guests, from check in to the wide variety of events we plan throughout the week. In terms of cleanliness, our bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned once a day and inspected and cleaned as needed several times more. However, we are quite busy during the... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night. I was on the 3rd floor and I had a private mini double room but had to share the bathrooms. For a hostel, it was very clean. The breakfast is simple but good enough to make you full !! Overall recommend it for short stay. Longer stays only if you are used to hostels.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear that you found your stay to be so enjoyable, and that you appreciated our cleanliness and complimentary breakfast. We hope you come stay with us again next time you're in Victoria! Until then, happy travels. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in the "Mini Double Room", cost was $175 for 2 for the 2 nights or about $90/night. Expect to pay higher than the lowest prices advertised. The word mini is not correct, this is smaller than the linen closet next to the room. There is no space around the bed except the space for the door to... More 

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Thank mailwalker
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Since we offer a wide range of room types, our prices do vary room-to-room. Our heritage 1891 building does indeed have some smaller rooms, but we also have larger rooms available for guests seeking more space. We have extensive information about our rooms, including size layout and features online, on the phone, and at the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place for the price. Bit noisy as it is located on busy city streets. At 4 am the seagulls started their screams but soon were drown out by the morning traffic. Rooms are small but clean. Bathrooms clean. Bike room is not very biker friendly as it is in a cramped basement with narrow stairs. The staff can be... More 

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Thank gperice1
Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I am very sorry that you experienced some noise during your stay. A sleepless night is no fun at all! If the noise is being caused by events beyond our control (street noise), we try to find a more suitable room. We have a large variety of rooms and four floors, so we do have... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, staff were really friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was a 6 bed dorm was very tiny with hardly any space move because of this we did not want to spend much time in our room. This is the reason I have not given 5 stars. The washrooms were fantastic with hot showers,... More 

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Thank Pixie896
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We're happy to hear about all the things you appreciated about your stay, such as the hot showers, and helpful staff! We are sorry to hear that you felt your room was smaller than expected. We do offer a large variety of room options and pricing... More 

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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a women dorm so I didn't expect lots of luxuary or stuff like that. The room was pretty small, but for the price it was ok. There was a bathroom next to the room, which was almost always perfectly clean. I got to know really nice people in the room I stayed and also from the staff.... More 

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

Hey! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We make sure to keep the bathrooms as clean as possible, having out housekeeping staff clean them multiple times a day. Our staff is always glad to hear they've left a positive impression-- they couldn't ask for more! Hope to see you again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It is kept clean and the reception staff are good but in the few days we stayed here the bar closed early every day. Not a big deal, but coming home from a long day thinking you had 15 minutes to grab a beer within the advertised time only to be told they were closing a few nights in a... More 

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Thank Bec082
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear that you found our accommodation to be clean and enjoyed our wonderful staff! Unfortunately due to the BC liquor laws, last call at our bar needs to be about 15 minutes before the bar actually closes, since it is against the license to have people finishing... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

As my first hosteling experience it was a bit scary even though I was staying in a private suite. The reviews were true it was biblically hot but as I was so knackered it didn't really matter to me. Thing is I think it was all caused by the fridges in the rooms which blast out hot air. I was... More 

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Thank gileswestwood
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're happy to hear that your first hosteling experience worked out well for you, and that you enjoyed some of the local beers available in our cafe/lounge! Though Victoria usually remains at a moderate temperature year round, for those occasional days when the temperature climbs too high we do... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Husband made the reservation, I was open to staying in a hostel as long as it had good reviews, as it does....it was not what I expected, but exactly what was advertised. The entire place was very clean and very colorful (the walls and the clientel!) The room and bathrooms were very clean, the in-room fridge was a huge bonus.... More 

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Thank Charlene H
Ocean I, Owner at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you found our facilities to be clean and colourful, and that you appreciated the in-room fridge! Though Victoria usually remains at a moderate temperature year round, for those occasional days when the temperature climbs too high we do as you mentioned, include fans in... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed there twice last summer. The rooms and washrooms are clean and the hostel is located very central. You can reach downtown without using any puplic transportation. Parking is not free but is available right at the hostel and nearby. The staff was always very friendly and the bar is just great. Drinks and meals are cheap and really... More 

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

Glad to hear you came back! Victoria is known for being walk able and it's not by mistake that we choose to be located right by the heart of the city. Our Ocean Island bar and cafe has new events happening all the time, but one thing will always be consistent-- you're welcome back any time! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $26 - $78 (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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