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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 that due to space limitations, only one large piece of luggage and one small bag can be allowed in dorm rooms (the same dimensions as most airlines). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2020
    Perfect! Staff was nice!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    This hostel was absolute perfection! I booked it on a whim while my girlfriend was in town and it was perfectly central to the downtown core, the staff were so polite, helpful and welcoming :) The room we stayed in exceeded our expectations in terms of comfort & cleanliness! Thank you for having us! We will be sure to return! 💕
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2019
    A real delight finding a hostel that fills such a range of functions at a truly reasonable price
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2020
    My room was tiny, but it worked. The only unpleasant point, apart from the street noise that is to be expected downtown, is the musty smell.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2020
    I forgot to bring my passport or something proot myself but the staff in this hostel talked so friendly I could be helped her
    Japan, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Feb 2020
    This was the best hostelling experience I’ve ever had! I opted for the 6 female deluxe room; the curtains on the bed and window were excellent at blocking out light—I was able to feel cozy and sleep well. The rooms were spacious and I made friends with the others whom were staying with me. The dinner was also very yummy! The hostel is located in between two main streets in Victoria, so most trips took less than 30 minutes by bus/walk. Overall, I will definitely come again if I am in the area!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2020
    Great staff, great price and great location. Even though the rooms are a little small for my liking it’s still my preference and in general for the price I think it justifies it. I will visit again.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Jul 2020
    V loud but clean with great, helpful staff and amazing location. Could use some more hand sanitizing stations at the entrance to the building and on every floor entrance
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    28 Feb 2020
    The ocean island inn was a large, clean and comfortable hostel which included dinner which was great as it meant you were fed but also had a chance to meet others. The location was right in downtown and close to everything. Great room with locker and shelf with light on the bed. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    16 Mar 2020
    Pretty old and used, very tiny rooms. Not as depicted on the pictures.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
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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