It's a backpacker's inn! Yes the rooms were small, but that's what the website states. The staff helpfulness and friendliness is almost random because people work there in order to work off their room.
I share an individual room and not a dorm, so I can not speak on those accommodations, but the small room was more pleasant than I expected. Considering a random backpacker cleaned it, it was nice and the decorations were a great touch.
It is a pretty busy place, so if you don't like people, get another place. I enjoyed the music most nights, but not a fan of the food. They do not have a special liscence in order to just sell beer so you have to buy food with it. Seems like a good deal but the food was the worst part about the place.
Overall a positive experience, but remember it is a hostel. Don't expect a five star resort.
- 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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- Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Hotel Victoria