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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

The room was clean and washrooms decent, just not enough as they are renovating, so not their fault. Staff was okay but just seemed to have that burnt out vibe. The pub onsite was okay with food and drink specials but it seemed to have...More

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Response from OceanIslandManager, General Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 15 November 2011

Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're glad you found your room to be neat and clean. We're also glad you found our bathrooms decent. We are completely renovating all of our bathrooms (which should be done by 2012 summer), but we are careful...More

Reviewed 25 September 2011

Ocean Island had friendly, helpful staff, was very clean overall, and had nice washers and dryers for laundry. If you bring a car, you do have to pay for parking, but it wasn't exorbitant. Very good central location and an easy walk to interesting areas...More

Thank LaViajeraTejana
Response from OceanIslandManager, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 6 October 2011

Hi! We're glad you found Ocean Island to be friendly, helpful, clean and safe. Shady people/ people on drugs are somewhat of an issue on the streets of Victoria as they are in all big cities in Canada. The security of our guests is important...More

Reviewed 25 September 2011

I liked this place. Its quite simple but has everything you need.

Thank straphaelNewZealand
Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 14 October 2011

Thank you! Come see us again!

Reviewed 15 September 2011

We were surprised that the suites were no where near the backpackers hostel, but very nice and well equipped close to stores nice quite neighbourhood. the price as a little expensive for what it was but we only stayed 2 nights. staff were friendly and...More

Thank ClaireConn
Response from OceanIslandManager, Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 6 October 2011

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Island Suites! We feel that our suites offer a low price and excellent value considering their amenities and location. We have a TripAdvisor page specifically for the Suites, if you'd like to read further reviews. Just search...More

Reviewed 15 September 2011

Nice people, very clean hostel, good atmosphere but very small room!

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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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Bar/Lounge
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US$26 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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jkrz00
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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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"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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"Make sure to get ear plugs if you are staying in room S1, they are free"
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