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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."

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Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ocean Island Inn requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all guests.

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 7.1

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2021
    great as always despite covid conditions look forward to the end of the pandemic when we can live again
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2021
    Nice to have vaccine passport regulations. Yet not overly paranoid , great staff and stocked kitchen, the best thing about the place is management not overcharging for dorms during peak times other hostels like Tofino and Vancouver would charge double,. Not this one
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 Sep 2021
    Great location a block from main bus lines. Has bike storage in basement and big lockers in dorms. Probably a better atmosphere before covid, but with bar closed and masking :(. Lots of info and pamphlets on what to do. Place seemed well cleaned and lots of bathrooms if not the most comfortable mattresses.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2021
    I liked that you could rent out towels and locks for a refundable deposit. The hostel is only a 10-15 minute walk from the main tourist areas in downtown which was nice. The room and hostel in general were very quiet and mostly well-kept. The staff could have been friendlier when I was checking out and new staff should probably be supervised more closely (there were some issues with my check-in and check-out because of the lack of guidance for her). Overall it was a decent place to stay.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Sep 2021
    Wouldn’t go there again or recommend it. The location was great just a short walk to the harbour and 25 mins walk to seafood restaurants and Royal Museum. Lots of interesting stores close by. My private room was like a cupboard completely filled by the bed!! It’s an old building that can do with a make over. I know it’s a hostel but I’ve stayed in way better for the same money.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 5.4


    21 Sep 2021
    Could have been cleaner. Facility could do with some updates overall. Some locks on doors/windows broken. Location okay - close to downtown/harbour area. Overall not great value, even by Canadian standards (I recognize that Canadian hostels rarely offer as good of value as is found in Europe or Asia).
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    13 Sep 2021
    Good price. The hostel has very old metallic bunk beds. There is no elevator. A lot of people live in the hostel for extended periods of time so this affects the atmosphere and ability to meet other travelers. The staff are rude and unhelpful. But still better than most hostels I've been to recently.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    19 Sep 2021
    good location, not friendly/nice staff, atmosphere & cleanliness including the kitchen's one so poor, not elevator only stairs, difficulty with the luggage, I lived bad, unfair, awful experience with all of its staff, I have been obligated to accept all of the changes done to conditions, dorm assigned, my booking was changed by the hostel regardless I had paid for a higher quality & less # of beds in the room, I asked to respect my booking they answered to me: "You don't like, get out"
    Colombia, Female, 41+
  • 2.0


    11 Oct 2021
    I have been kicked out from the hostel because I was not vaccinated 100% (all the hotels and other hostels do not ask that), they refused also to refund me, they said they sent to me an email containing that but I didn't get it, very disappointed hostel, desk person was rude, I do not recommend it.
    Morocco, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    18 Sep 2021
    Absolute garbage. Never stay here. We booked all together, 3 girls in a 6 bed dorm, upon arrival and CONVENIENTLY AFTER paying we were told we were in two seperate four bed rooms. They said this was a website issue was is unlikely! Tried to fight with them about this and they said we had to wait for a manager the next day. Did that, gross rooms likely bed bugs. Talked to the manager in the morning and she said she could not give a refund. Would never in my life ever suggest this hostel.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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