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Turtle Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ixelles, Belgium
Reviewed 27 August 2012

I can not say more than I wrote in the title. The tenant seems to hate his job, dirtiness everywhere, from the kitchen to the bed. Finally, the price is not cheap despite the terrible service. Avoid it!

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3Thank Bill B
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2012

On the outside - looks friendly and colourful! However on the inside my opinion changed! The room we stayed in was a four bed room which we shared between us! Considering we are four students and are used to rough conditions, we were surprised at how bad this was! The bunk beds squeaked all night and were tied together as...

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6Thank SomersetBoy91
Ucluelet, Canada
Reviewed 8 June 2012

A friendly guy who works there really welcomed us to this place and made sure we had everything we needed. The rooms were small, and had a comfortable bed. We're not very picky so this place was good for us because it's the cheapest hostel in victoria. It did seem as though there were some down and out people staying...

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Thank Liza H
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We have been visiting the Turtle Hostel for the past 3 summers and will be returning this summer. Unlike other reviews, our stay has been awesome. The lady in charge is a beautiful person and the condition of the rooms, and total environment was fantastic. Clean and very well maintained. I have been to many, many Hostels and this one...

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1Thank joescuba2000
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2012

My stay at the Turtle was wonderful. From spending evenings out on the large deck out back enjoying gorgeous Victoria sunsets to cooking communal meals with staff and guests to impromptu jam sessions and chess tournaments the Turtle is definitly Victoria's best kept secret! Close to downtown and still the least expensive place in town.

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2Thank Clint M
United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This is not somewhere you would want to stay if you're travelling, unless you want to hang out with the local drug addicts or alcoholics! No ventilation in the rooms which means you can barely breathe and the room stinks. Bathrooms and kitchen were disgusting! We ended up paying to eat out because we didnt want to cook in the...

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6Thank Anneka1492
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights with 4 friends in a private 4 bed dorm, the bunk beds were incredibly squeaky and the room had no ventillation making it impossible to sleep. The kitchen and bathroomns were filthy. The owner randomly entered our room for no reason making us very suspicious of her. The location was good but splash out extra...

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5Thank mhpickard
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2011

It is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. The rooms and bathrooms are everything else than clean, the owner was unfriendly never responded in time, just do NOT stay at this hostel! We were 7 travellers in a group staying at this hostel in 2010.

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5Thank MooseScout
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2011

If you want to enjoy beautiful Victoria don't stay here. The owners are rude and just want your money. They seem to have invented a fee for everything so even though it's the cheapest hostel in Victoria- the fees make it just as expensive. The owner wouldn't even let us store our bags on our final day so we could...

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7Thank dune707
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 27 August 2011

This is a horrible place. The location is excellent but it's dirty, the lady in the office is rude, my bed was too small, the bathrooms are gross and it really spoiled my three days in Victoria.

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Additional Information about Turtle Hostel

Address: 1608 Quadra St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2L4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $32 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Turtle Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I must admit I have not seen inside the rooms..nor do I wish to.”
Boolfrog, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cheapest single rooms in Victoria”
sebastiank230, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Dorm Room, are excellent changes as been made, it not so crowded and it clean, private room varies, but price was good,”
alphonses94, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay here! Period! There are NO good rooms. Filthy dirty!”
cherylb982, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“None of the rooms!”
86kateh, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
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