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Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites Reviews

791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Victoria, Canada

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86%

Rating
821 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

If you are looking for a small, quiet and cosy hostel in Downtown Vancouver this one is the place to be. Lovingly decorated and operated by extraordinary friendly staff (almost too friendly at an European scale) you will immediately feel home. The only reason not to chose this hostel is in case you are expecting a 24 hour party at the hostel bar.


91%

Location was very good. Close to Chinatown, easy walking distance to main downtown area. It was nice and quiet, and not in a sketchy part of town, which was nice. I knew when I booked breakfast was not included, which is unfortunate. There is a restaurant next door with some food. There is also a Tim Horton's next door which is decent cheap food and a café three doors down with higher quality and a little more pricey. Both were good.


80%

this hostel is good , after my 1 st night i take 28 days acomodation .

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is great to hear you decided to book a 28 day stay in one of our dorm rooms after staying for only one night! We hope you got to take advantage of our downtown location and explored Victoria to it’s fullest. Safe and happy travels!

86%

Good location out of the main city :) good for people who love music, nice coffee shops and bars. Clean, very helpful staff. Second time here

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey happy traveler! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We love to hear that our convenient downtown location and great atmosphere brought you back for a second stay with us. It’s always great to see familiar faces walk through our doors! We are looking forward to seeing you again, and wish you many safe and happy travels!

100%

Great Hostel in perfect location. Staff was very helpful and I can only recommend this Hostel if you're planning on going to this great City. The shared bathrooms were clean and I couldn't think of anything to complain about. Thanks Ocean Island Inn!

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

For 20$ it's one of the best deals that I have had so far! The bathroom was so clean and the water very hot. They offer a breakfast for 6.95$ and it's a great deal! Only wished the room was bigger!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thank for you taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated all the hard work our housekeeping team puts in. We have many different room types available and our friendly front desk staff are always willing to upgrade you to a larger room, and often for only a few dollars more. We hope you enjoyed your time in Victoria and wish you many safe and happy travels!

74%

I stayed here for four days in a 6 bed dorm and it was okay. The location was good in downtown Victoria and the staff were very helpful and answered any questions I had. I felt the room was too small for 6 people really and I didn't have a locker for a couple of days when someone took two for themelves. I'm not usually a fan of hostels that have a bar downstairs and disallows your own alcohol because it's more expensive and more restricting. However, the bar/cafe was mostly reasonably priced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We’re glad you enjoyed our downtown location and friendly staff. It’s unfortunate that you found our dorm to be a bit cramped and that you couldn’t find a locker for yourself. For situations like these we like to express to guests that our front desk is open 24 hours to offer assistance like room changes. Due to BC’s liquor laws alcohol is prohibited in public areas including shared rooms, but our cafe offers low prices to help accommodate the needs of budget travelers. Safe travels!

100%

Loved this place :)

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there happy traveler! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review; we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay! Please do come back again and visit our beloved city of Victoria, and us as well. Safe and happy travels!

86%

Friendly, helpful staff and clean, comfortable room!--great money deal!

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for taking a few moments to write us such a great review. We are very pleased to hear you found your room clean and comfortable and enjoyed the service from our friendly front desk staff members. We hope you enjoyed your time in Victoria, and got to explore our beautiful city. Safe and happy travels!

91%

great location, well equipt place, kitchen even had a working can opener! Thats a huge plus for a hostel in my book.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for taking a few moments to write us such a great review. We are very pleased to hear you found your room clean and comfortable and enjoyed the service from our friendly front desk staff members. We hope you enjoyed your time in Victoria, and got to explore our beautiful city. Safe and happy travels!

69%

Staffs are friendly. Location was good! But it includes bar so little bit noisy at night!

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our downtown location and friendly staff members. We are sorry to hear you found it a little noisy. Our cafe can draw quite a crowd but the noise always stops at 11pm. If you find you like it quieter before 11pm, then we can always put you in a room on a higher floor or towards the back of the building where there won’t be any cafe noise at all. We hope you enjoyed your time with us, happy travels!

94%

I had good time in This hostel, nice place to stay, and good location! Close downtown and Chinatown!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi happy traveler, thank you for taking a moment to write us a review! We’re happy to hear you had a good time staying with us; it seems like our location was just right for you. Come back and visit any time, our doors are always open. Safe and happy travels!

63%

Average place.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thanks for the taking the time to write us a review! We hope your sleep was comfortable and that you enjoyed our relaxed and friendly vibe. Safe and happy travels!

97%

Overall a great hostel. It's pretty cheap but well worth the money. Everything you need, friendly staff, safe and secure. Bring a lock and towel, or rentals are reasonable. Bar downstairs is fun and well stocked, just don't expect anything huge - it's Victoria after all

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, sounds like you had a blast and really got the full Ocean Island experience. Our cafe lounge is definitely a great spot to grab a locally brewed beer and enjoy a bite to eat while mingling with the variety of international guests and local patrons. We hope you enjoyed your time in Victoria and come back and visit us again soon, safe and happy travels!

86%

People are nice. A staff to be, Eva was helpful and cheerful. Great location, about 15-20 mins walk from bus terminal. Everything else mostly just around the corners.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Many thanks for taking a few moments to write us a review, we appreciate your comments. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful staff members and our location certainly can not be beat. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Victoria and that you come and visit us again soon, safe and happy travels!

80%

가격대비 위치도 좋고 분위기도 좋습니다. 다운타운에 있어서 다 걸어다닐 수 있는 거리입니다.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our convenient downtown location and the pleasant atmosphere that greets you as you walk through the doors. Please don’t hesitate to come visit Victoria again soon. Safe and happy travels!

74%

Close to all in Victoria. No homeless, like has been mentioned in a few reviews. If your there now, try out the museum and In springe/summer/ autunm-whaling watching (many companies like prince of whales). Good open mic most nights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thank you for taking a few moments to write us a review. We truly appreciate your kind words! Our downtown location and awesome guest discounts (such as whale watching) are only a couple of the many perks guests get to enjoy when they book a room with us. We are happy to hear you took advantage of our cafe lounge and got to sit in on one of our open mic nights which always showcase both local and international talent. We hope you come visit again soon, safe and happy travels!

86%

Not great not bad Bathroom was spotless I am 6'3 and bed was too small :(

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear you were pleased with how clean we keep our bathrooms. Our housekeeping staff pays special attention to detail to make sure that they are spotless all throughout the day. However, we are sorry to hear you found the bed too small. All of our mattresses are standard lengths, but we find either our double rooms or our queen rooms are suitable for our taller guests. Safe and happy travels!



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