This is a very well situated backpackers right in the middle of Victoria. The ensuite rooms are a good size and have storage space and a fridge. The common kitchen is well equipped but not well cleaned.
The hostel is noisey because of traffic and local nightlife.
The beds have plastic covered mattress which might be good for hygiene but are noisey and sweaty to sleep on.
We booked for five nights and had the booking confirmed but several weeks later were told that there was only three nights available. As a consequence our travel and transport plans were messed up. Not good enough! And despite asking for a room at the back of the hostel when booking (for quietness) we were put in a front room.
Altogether a disappointing experience.
- 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