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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island has a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable hostel-style dorm beds and pods to private rooms in all shapes and sizes. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, we're a great home base for exploring Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island!

'A bright and cheery four-floored veteran that packs its hostel-loving travelers into rooms of all shapes and sizes. Boosted by its truly friendly atmosphere, this a good option if you like rubbing shoulders with fellow travelers and being within walking distance of the city's highlights.' - Lonely Planet BC & Yukon Travel Guide, 4th Ed.

Looking for privacy? Our mini room option offers the budget-conscious traveler a unique solution to Victoria's pricey hotel room market. In a very compact space, we offer all the benefits of a private room - privacy, a comfortable bed, your own mini-fridge, at a fraction of the cost of a regular hotel room. Not your style? Unwind in one of our spacious, peaceful private rooms with ensuite bathrooms instead.

We offer many services & amenities, including:
• Free wifi everywhere
• Great downtown location
• 24-hour friendly front desk
• Fully equipped shared kitchen
• (Limited) paid parking available
• Laundry facilities, $5 wash & dry
• Private movie/chillout room
• Discounts on tours & attractions
• Insider travel information
• Individual renovated bathrooms
• Common areas
• Historic character building
• Secure bag & bike storage

We get you great discounts on whale watching, kayaking, sailing, diving, car and bike rentals, admission to museums and clubs, and much, much more!

Come see why we're consistently rated one of the best hostels in BC!

* Please note that the listed prices do not include taxes (16%).
**Please note: You must let us know before 18:00 (6pm) the day before your arrival if you need to cancel, otherwise you will be charged for one night.
***Please note: A post stay guest satisfaction survey will be sent out after check out. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2020
    Great location, would definitely stay there again.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Oct 2020
    Very nice place to stay in a perfect location. Friendly staff too! Good covid-19 measures!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2020
    I stayed in a small private room with mini fridge. The bed was very confortable. The only little inconvinience was because of covid, there were no plates and ustensils to eat the food I prepared. But everything else was great
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Jan 2021
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2020
    Everything was fine not really any complaints
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2020
    Incredibly noisy, and i had a private room. Super echo and noisy all night. People running up and down the stairs, hearing every door close and lock. I think the staff was cleaning during the night, sounded like buckets banging, etc. Hardly slept. Ive enjoyed much better nights in 4 people dorms in other hostels. No atmosphere because of covid, so I can't judge. The staff was super friendly. Bed was comfy enough and rooms and bathrooms were clean.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    02 Nov 2020
    Great location, can see this would be a great hostel but lost a lot of it character during Covid! Rooms are pretty small but clean! Bathroom is great! Kitchen is a bit under equipped what is painful!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    22 Oct 2020
    Rented a room.Quite adequate for short stays, close to restaurants, bus routes, some shops. Reception staff not very personable in and out and don't have basic information about the city. Waterfront 15 minutes walk.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    01 Sep 2020
    The room was ok. There’s a fan on the window, so you can’t close the window. I was awake all night hearing traffic outside. Shared bathrooms are clean. Definitely over priced for what you get. Also because of COVID common areas and breakfast are closed.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    11 Nov 2020
    I don’t think I would ever stay here again. - The pictures are not accurate at ALL. The atmosphere was uncomfortable and not welcoming. - the whole building is pretty run down and the way they’ve chosen to arrange to space due to covid makes it depressing (eg. weird plastic sheets) - The blanket provided was very worn and had holes in the fabric. - Kitchen was very dirty and they had limited utensils for cooking. - the Hostel is in a sketchy part of town. Be prepared for that. :(
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi