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Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel

City-center hostel within walking distance of Chinatown

  • Free WiFi
From
$60

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  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Queen Room with Private Bathroom - Bathroom
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8.0.Very Good.
  • I enjoyed the Yummy dinners, they made up for overly-firm bed and flat pillow.

    Oct 30, 2019

  • I loved the changes that were made over nearly the last two years since I last stayed at…

    Sep 20, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
Transportation options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 80 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • ATM/banking services

What’s around

  • In Downtown Victoria
  • Victoria Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 14 min walk
  • Chinatown - 6 min walk
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 16 min walk
  • Beacon Hill Park - 23 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Queen Room with Private Bathroom
  • Micro Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Small Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Small Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Small Double Room with Sink (Shared Bathroom)
  • Small Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Lower Bunk Bed in Deluxe Female Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Lower Bunk Bed in Deluxe Mixed Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Upper Bunk Bed in Deluxe Mixed Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Upper Bunk Bed in Female Deluxe Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bunk Bed in Mixed Economy Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bunk Bed in Male Economy Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
  • Micro Double Room with Sink (Shared Bathroom)

Location

  • In Downtown Victoria
  • Victoria Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 14 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Victoria
  • Victoria Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 14 min walk
  • Chinatown - 6 min walk
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 16 min walk
  • Beacon Hill Park - 23 min walk
  • Government House - 26 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 25 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 2 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 116 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 126 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 109 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 160 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 123 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests are required to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) as proof that they have been in Canada for at least 14 days prior to check-in. Canadian residents are exempt from this requirement.
Customers may be requested by the property to complete a health declaration.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (CAD 15 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1891
  • ATM/banking
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Estonian
  • French
  • German

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Small print

Also known as

  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel Victoria
  • Ocean Island Backpackers Suites Victoria
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites Victoria
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites Hostel Victoria

Optional extras

Uncovered self parking costs CAD 15 per night

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash for all onsite payments.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs CAD 15 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zambri's (3-min walk), Agrius Restaurant (3-min walk), and The Mint (3-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Chinatown (6-min walk) and Royal BC Museum (14-min walk), along with British Columbia Parliament Building (0.8 mi) and Victoria Harbour (0.9 mi).
8.0.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Very noisy for the room at the street side in summer because the window cannot be closed.

    Gaia, 2 night romance trip, Aug 24, 2019

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    I am rating this property as a hostel, NOT comparing it to hotels. It was fine. The mattress was an uneven piece of foam. The room was a bit stuffy in summer with no A/C, just a fan in the window. We saved $70 extra that we would have had to spend to stay in a hotel; so it was a trade-off, but the overall atmosphere was comparable to other hostels I have stayed in.

    1 night romance trip, Aug 4, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Position is not in secure area, many home less with non accepted behavior are hang round , except cleaning every thing are same as Jail , very uncomfortable and small room , from 5 am you can’t sleep because noisy area , every things so bad.never never back thier.

    2 night business trip, Jul 29, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I really enjoy my trip because hostel is very clean and hostel workers always kind to me!

    1 night family trip, Jul 27, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, convenient, and easy.

    Steven, 1 night trip, Jul 13, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lpved that all meals were vegan - and super tasty!

    Lauren, 1 night romance trip, Jun 27, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great place to stay at a good price

    Overall it was a great place to stay. The staff were nice and helpful. The facilities were adequate. Location was good. The free dinner and breakfast were great. The only bad thing is the room was hot, but there was a fan and that helped.

    1 night family trip, May 26, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Watch for the fine print

    First impression on this stay was negative. The transgender receptionist was very rude and didn't want to accept their ad error. Their ad was very misleading. Lots of information in the fine print. They fail to be direct and open. I guess that how they charge extras. Was very disappointed and will not recommend this to anyone

    Hareen, 1 night trip, May 6, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heaven among hostels

    I totally love this place! It's in the heart of Victoria, filled with friendly staff and with free breakfasts and dinners (I couldn't believe it either) what I paid for the stay felt like a steal. Will be happy to come back!

    Dominika, 5 night trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    awesome service, great location, good breakfast

    1 night trip, Feb 11, 2019

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