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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The hostel is within walking distance to the parliament, the royal BC museum and Chinatown. Prices are very reasonable. Staff are friendly and breakfast is included. The bar downstairs has a nice atmosphere and is a good place to hang out. Recommended!More

Thank Dongxing S
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 27 December 2017

Thanks so much for leaving us a five star review! Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself during your stay here. Our ideal downtown location certainly allows easy access to all of Victoria's tourist areas and hopefully our breakfast provided you with all the energy you...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

I stay at Ocean Island Inn every time I stay in Victoria, it is the perfect place. Right downtown, close to everything, lots of great places to eat and economical. They have a free dinner and free breakfast also at the hostel. It's absolutely perfect...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 15 December 2017

Hi there, Wowza! I'm absolutely thrilled to read your great review! Ocean Island is indeed close to many tourist areas, shopping and restaurants. Our great international staff can help you navigate your way through the city and if you're on a budget, we'll make sure...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

The atmosphere here is great. The staff and fellow patrons were all wonderful and made a very welcoming environment. The complimentary meals were much appreciated and the community activities (ie. trivia) were such a great way to spend a night in while still having fun...More

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Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 24 October 2017

Hi there, Thanks so much for rating us 5 out of 5! Happy to hear that our staff and guests all made a welcoming environment. Ocean Island stands for a welcoming and inclusive environment so we are happy to hear that you found that too....More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Ocean Island Inn is a hostel and budget hotel style accommodation in downtown Victoria. Convenient to local attractions and with cool atmosphere, there are a lot of inclusions with the price of your bed here. You can get a room to yourself for a...More

Thank Kari L
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Kari, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It's a delight to hear that you liked your stay with us. Some of our rooms are definitely unique in their layout as our building has been converted many times. Although it started out as guest...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I was solo travelling and went to Victoria for the first time ever. I stayed here, had a private room with shared bathroom. Room was comfortable and I felt very safe the entire time. I think there is 6 bathrooms per floor, so that was...More

Thank Brooke P
Response from Ocean I, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Brooke, Thanks so much for leaving us a review. It sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous stay with us and we are thrilled to read about it! We can only say that we all work hard to keep Ocean Island a clean, safe...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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USD 26 - USD 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 26 - USD 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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"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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"I hear that the dorms are good as well"
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