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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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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
- Free Hot Drinks
- 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 7.7

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2022
    The best hostel I’ve stayed at in Canada. Really good atmosphere, lots of backpackers. Free breakfast and free dinner every night (vegan too) which was such a nice bonus. Very central walkable location. Can’t beat it
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2022
    Great hostel to stay in! You get everything you need: several clean bathrooms, sockets/shelves/individual lights per each bed, lockers, a big kitchen, breakfast and a small supper for free. Fantastic, thank you!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Jun 2022
    Lovely hostel with great staff Hayden was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jun 2022
    The rooms were good. I got a bottom bed and it was really good. There is free breakfast and dinner and it was really good. Would highly recommend
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Jun 2022
    Lovely staff! Love that there is free breakfast and dinner provided! There was a problem with my booking and we had to change rooms each night, and my friend and I were in separate rooms one night, but other than that no issues. It is a central spot downtown which is easy to get around for tourists. There seems to be quite a lot of homeless people around this area but they keep to themselves.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Jun 2022
    Convenient location. Facilities are good, especially fridges in all rooms, inc dorms. Having free cooked evening meal us a definite bonus.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    10 Jun 2022
    Conveniently located in downtown, sketchy area though, with everything a backpacker need from kitchen, clean toilets, maps, beds with curtains and power outlets. Staff are really helpful, if only they do smile more 😊
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    08 Jun 2022
    Given no other choices, this is a decent hostel. Pros - free breakfast and dinner, large dining area to socialize, separate bathrooms, fridge in room, right at the center of the city with easy access Cons - Hostel is at an intersection, so it can get quite loud at night. bunk beds are very shaky, quite a lot of homeless population frequenting. Overall, a decent choice, good place to stay. I enjoyed my stay here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Jun 2022
    The location is so convenient and the price is fair
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    03 Jun 2022
    The hostel is in a great location that is easily accessible via public transport, the facilities are adequate for a hostel but the overall safety of the hostel seems incredibly questionable. I didn't feel as though I were safe in this hostel and chose to leave early because of that.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • 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
  • Reading Light
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi