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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 9.4


    02 Oct 2019
    Great value for money hostel! Loved the fact that they offered free dinner to their guests, this was top notch!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Sep 2019
    I was actually pretty disappointed in this hostel. I have probably stayed in 100 over the last 10 years. I am 63 years young so will be more picky than the young folks. We had to carry our luggage up 4 flights of stairs. The private room was a nice option but was so small that a single bed would have been a better option for those rooms. It was extremely loud due to street noise or at least the side we were put on. There were no hand towels in the bathroom for trying off your hands.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Guests that book with the website cannot have any breakfast, even with additional fee. I feel a bit discriminate.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    29 Sep 2019
    Nice clean place and the amenities were all there. I didn’t find that I had a good time tho, the staff were cliquey and only talked to each other really. I walked into the kitchen and they were all in there and they turned to look at me but no one acknowledged me or said hi. And it was like that for the 3 days I was there Kinda a cold vibe. If they engaged more with the people staying there I would probably recommend it to my travel buddies.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Sep 2019
    The location is amazing! If your looking to be downtown and central to almost all attractions then this is the place to stay. I had a private room and it was spacious and incredibly clean. I never had any issues with other guests being loud, but I do recommend bring ear plugs or getting some from front desk. The windows are older and so it sounds like you are standing right on the street the noise from traffic is so loud! Over all a great stay
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 2.0


    24 Sep 2019
    Horrible manager
    Sri Lanka, Male, 25-30
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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