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Vancouver BC Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was recently in search of a place to stay in Victoria...for a future tenant awaiting his room in my house to become available. He was from far away so I offered to do the telephoning. It was a weekend and everywhere was booked but I encountered a most disturbing interaction. Wanting to find him the least expensive option, I... More 

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Thank Boolfrog
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night in a private room. The room was dirty and noisy, the sheets were definitely not changed, there were hairs on the sheets and they charge for towels. The location is fair, 20 minutes walk from downtown. We needed to leave early in the morning I had to give the keys back by 11 pm the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place near the center of Victoria. It's a very charming hostel painted in bright colors. Very cheap! The only bad thing was the short beds. Very friendly and helpful staff with a large knowledge about the city. Showers were nice and clean. 😊

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1 Thank Freja H
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The low price is not worth the dirt and awful beds. They have these vinyl covers on the mattresses which probably haven't been replaced in decades. The sheets are so cheap the fitted one comes loose every time you move so you find yourself on the gross vinyl covering all night. I really believe the owner is beginning to lose... More 

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3 Thank vbarrettpoetry
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The (only) good thing : location is close to downtown. The rest : bedroom very dirty, dust on the mattresses, bathrooms are probably never cleaned (i will avoid details here), the common kitchen looks pretty dirty too, and the constant smell of wet dog all over the hostel. The owners were nice to us, but it's not enough. This place... More 

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2 Thank mademoizailebow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private room at Turtle Hostel. Sue was very kind and welcoming and our room was clean and the showers were hot. Everything we could ask for. Would recommend it anyone when coming to Victoria. Close to downtown and where you want to be. Cheap yet value for money.

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1 Thank Tim W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

So I stayed here for a couple of weeks in February. It was the cheapest place in town and for that, you get exactly your money's worth. I don't know if this place is as bad as some of the other reviewers would say, but they're not entirely innacurate. The place is small, old and dreary. The colour scheme is... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you need a really cheap place just to sleep and take a shower, this is it. If you're looking for comfort or partying, don't go there. Pros: - cheap! - walking distance from downtown/harbour - restrooms sufficiently clean - discounts for whale watching and other activities - Free Wi-Fi, working satisfactorily Cons: - must keep absolutely quiet after 11pm... More 

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1 Thank sebastiank230
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

A warm, friendly place in the midst of a beautiful and culturally rich city. Close to the beautiful waterfront, many theaters, bookstores, etc. I would definitely recommend this place for travelers whose budget isn't very high. Happy tavelling!

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1 Thank lulleo
Leeds, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm a seasoned traveler and have used hostels throughout Europe and this place has to be the most hostile environment that I've ever stayed in. The Chinese owner opened the conversation by telling me that I was fat and needed a smaller mouth. She took pains to establish that I wasn't an alcoholic, a trouble maker or was loud. The... More 

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Address: 1608 Quadra St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2L4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $25 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Turtle Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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