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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am staying here this week for a conference, and I LOVE this hostel. For about 35$/night I have a reasonably comfortable bed, free breakfast, free dinner, free coffee/ tea all day, and a free screw driver or long island iced tea every night! It...More

Thank Erin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed for just one night in a 4 bed female dorm, and I had a great stay. The dorm is a bit crammed but hey, which one isn't. The beds are really comfy, only thing I missed was a lock on the locker, but...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, Thank you so much for great review and 5 star rating. So happy to hear about your wonderful stay with us! We all work hard to make sure that each and everyone of our guests get the true Ocean Island and therefore it's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff vs amount of work doesn't make any sense. Looks like they need to hire more staff to provide a better service. When I first came the lady in the lockers for the luggage (where you put them for awhile you wait for you...More

Thank Natas B
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us. May is always a tricky month, as we can get really busy on some days but other days it's very quiet. We usually start training new front desk staff in May and have second-ons...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve had better dorm rooms, (ie with curtains for privacy) but it’s not a big issue at all and that’s only “fault” I can think of when it comes to OII. the bathrooms are great because there’s several house-style bathrooms as opposed to a big...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Lora, Thanks very much for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor. Wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Ocean Island. Furthermore, I want to thank you for all kind compliments. Our bathrooms are indeed private and we think that because of...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife, daughter and I have stayed here twice and it's our "go to place" in Victoria. Why? First, the location is just great. Right in the center of the action. Close to great food, great things to see, Chinatown, and everything that makes Victoria...More

Thank Josh A
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Josh, First of all, sorry for my late reply! Thanks so much for choosing Ocean Island as your go to spot in Victoria and for writing us this fabulous review. Its reviews like yours that make our day! We are indeed very lucky to...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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USD 30 - USD 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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jkrz00
7 April 2016|
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Response from DScanlon | Reviewed this property |
The neighborhood could definitely be described as shady but it's perfectly safe to come to and fro. I'm staying at the Inn right now while I'm working and never have any issues coming to and fro, nor has anybody I've known... More
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Veronica S
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Response from Ocean I | Property representative |
Hi there! There are a few options for parking for you. We do have a lost with five spots at the back of the building that you can rent for $10 per day. We've never had a break in before in this lot, and there is hostel... More
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"There isn't an elevator, so don't bring too much stuff in case you're on the fourth floor!"
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"The double room with a bath is a great value."
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"If noise bothers you, ask for a room higher up and off the street."
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"many of the privaye rooms are extremely small, and many rooms have a window onto a busy street, so choose..."
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