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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.

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Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We serve up a delicious free dinner every evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy two options every night, such as Indian-style curried lentils over rice and sundried tomato pasta.

Breakfast is served from 7 am - 10 am and breakfast tickets can be bought at the front desk for $6.

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.

Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island has a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms 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.

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.

Our fully renovated 1891 heritage building is full of art and life and colour!
• Free unlimited high-speed wireless internet in all rooms and common areas. Great for YouTube, Skype, Netflix, and so much more!
• Free Dinner
• 24 hour free hot drinks including coffee, hot chocolate and green, black & herbal teas.
• Super cheap pay-per-use internet terminal access ($2/use, up to 1hr)
• 23 shared bathrooms
• Rooms with ensuite bathrooms
• Fridge in every room
• 24 hour Front Desk / no curfew
• Fully equipped shared kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Private movie/chillout room
• Discounts on local attractions
• Free secure bike and bag storage
• Discounted parking ($15 a night)
• Payphones on every floor
• Bed Linen included in price
• Free use of Hair Dryers/Straighteners and Irons
• Our very own guide to Victoria so you can enjoy the city like a local

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


Step into our renovated 1891 heritage building to enter the Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites world of art and colour. You'll get a free dinner every evening (think sun-dried tomato pasta or lentil curry). We'll also throw in a free breakfast and a free drink too – just pop to our bar where you'll find live music and open mic nights. Feeling sociable? Grab some new pals for board games in our common room or book our 'Mystery Room' for a private movie session.



From Victoria International Airport, take the YYJ Airport Shuttle bus directly to the hostel. Or get the number 70 bus to the Pandora and Douglas Street intersection and we're one block east (about 76 minutes in total). With our transport connections, the hostel's a good base to explore from. Reach the sandy beach at Cadboro-Gyro Park in around 30 minutes on the 15 bus from stop Fort at Douglas. Our neighbourhood's also a great place for sourcing artisan coffees and organic produce at the local market (a 6-minute walk). Fancy checking out some creepy crawlies? Stroll to Victoria Bug Zoo in ten minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're looking for something cute and cosy, book one of our 'mini-rooms' which come with a bed and mini-fridge. We also have private rooms featuring en-suite bathrooms or pet-friendly 'garden suites' with queen-sized beds, a bath and cable TV. Our mixed dorms, female-only dorms and male-only dorms all come with free linen, plus a fridge for beers and juice. Feel free to bring one large case and one small backpack into dorms and store the rest for free in our secure basement.

Extras and activities

Sightseeing is thirsty work, so we give you free hot drinks including coffee, hot chocolate and healthy herbal teas. Head to our kitchen to make yourself a sandwich to go with it. You'll also get free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. For discounts on tours like whale watching, kayaking or sailing, just give us a shout at reception.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    Great place. Very accommodating and affordable. Staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful. Location was perfect - right on the doorstop of Downtown. Be mindful the walls are paper thin so if you have noisy neighbours you might find yourself telling them to quieten down. Otherwise no complaints.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Excelente , me gustó mucho. Agradable lugar . Me quedé en habitación de 2 literas , el cuarto es un poco pequeño pero cumple con la función que es lo importante . Buena ubicación ya que caminano se encuentran a pocas cuadras la zona de los bares y como a 10-15 min El parlamento !
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    Very reasonably priced. Staff helpful. Room was clean. I will go back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Nov 2019
    Such an awesome hostel! I've stayed in places all around the globe, and this is definitely in my top five. My only recommendation would be to remove the TV monitors from the common areas. They were super distracting when trying to visit with other guests.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Oct 2019
    Good location, super-secure building, a bit cramped quarters but nothing major. Breakfast is only free if you book direct.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    22 Nov 2019
    Staff were awesome!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Oct 2019
    Clean and up to date hostel. The kitchen is great, has everything you need to cook any sort of meal. Theres a bar aswell with a hand full of beers on tap, you can get a free beer if you book directly with the hostel (shhhhh*)! Free breakfast and I think vegetarian dinner. Limited tight parking literly next door.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2019
    It's a nice place to stay. The building is quite old but the rooms do look nice. Big lockers where you can fit everything in and the rooms are quite big. The location is great as its close to the centre. The only thing I found weird was that I did have dinner included but because I did book via website my breakfast was not included... this was a bummer. Overall great stay.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    31 Oct 2019
    Facility was clean. Location was seedy. Security was locked iron gate doors. Single female travelers beware. Inside the gates are fine, but it is not safe outside the doors alone. I left. Forfeited my private room. I’ve stayed in hostels on 6 continents hundreds of countries for over 40 years and never walked away.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 2.6


    18 Nov 2019
    Not a good experience dealing with staff. I would not recommend this location.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi