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Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 August 2011

6 people packed in a little room... one bed double booked... bathroom sign 'in repair'... next bathroom: also sign not to use and the bath almost complete vanished.. no towel at check in, I think because taking a shower is not common (if possible) there.. Wider area around the hostel if full of weirdo's and wacko's. This means in the...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Hi Karel1967, Thanks for your comments. I'm confused as to why, if you booked a private room, you stayed in a dorm. Could you please email me directly about that? As for the other concerns you had with our property: Towels - are available for rent at the front desk for an $8 deposit (and you get $7 back when...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 August 2011

I had pretty low expectations for this place. It was cheap and I am in grad school, so its how I needed to roll. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the Ocean Island Inn is right in the middle of all the action downtown. I stayed in one of the private rooms which was teeny tiny, but private. I didn't...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Come see us again!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2011

This might be a good hostel if you are 18 or in your early twenties...We are a couple in our early 30's, professionals (one actually writes travel guides) and we spent the month of July camping and traveling across Canada, sometimes staying in budget motels. This place was by far the worst of our entire trip. The room was advertised...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Hi hmmoise, We're glad you enjoyed the cleanliness of your room, but we're sorry to hear you won't stay with us again. Customer service is our number one priority, and we strive to make every guest's stay as comfortable as possible. To that end, I'd like to clear up what appear to be some misconceptions you have about our property:...

Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Definitely not your average hotel; this place is way more fun and interesting! The rooms are bright and colourful. There is a great little kitchen, cafe and lounge on the main floor where you can get an inexpensive meal or listen to music on the weekends. The staff are helpful and internet is available in the lobby. It is in...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again! :)

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 August 2011

we stayed at OIBI for one night before we left for the west coast trail, and two nights after. we would not have gone anywhere else on our way back ! the place is great in everyway. the overall ambiance is carefully set for everyone to feel cosy and at home, the staff is ALWAYS there and ready to help...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you! Please come see us again!

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 August 2011

My husband and I stayed in one of the category 9 rooms at Ocean Island for 2 nights. This category has a queen sized bed, attached bathroom and windows. For the price it was a very good place to stay. However, because it is cheap, it is not luxurious. The bed and bathroom were adequate, but quite spartan. We got...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Hi! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We do not service the PR9 rooms when people are staying in them--only before and after guests check out--to ensure our guests' privacy. However, you can get new towels each day! Just bring your old towel down to the Front Desk, and trade it for a clean new one for free. I apologize...

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Really enjoyed our stay here. As an older couple we are always a bit nervous about staying in hostels. We have been made to feel unwelcomed at some. Not the case here. This place was excellent! We were surprised to see the variety of guests, including families with small children, while there. We enjoyed open mic night at the lounge...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your stay: we strive to make Ocean Island a comfortable and inclusive place for everyone. Please come see us again!

Reviewed 29 July 2011

Really awesome place. Cool and funky. Bar downstairs is great for meeting people. Heaps of info and stuff the hostel recommends to do. Only con is the rooms are small making it a very cozy stay with your neighbors.

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed the Cafe! It's true that some (but not all) of our rooms are small: if you're looking for more space or privacy, try one of our private rooms! The #3 rooms are the perfect size for one or two people.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2011

A clean place and a great atmosphere. In the middle of Victoria centre. A good option!

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thank you!

Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 25 July 2011

I'm from the Bahamas & I visited Victoria BC from June 24th to July 5th. I was so terrified about living alone, in a strange city, in a different country...and in a hostel, no less! But this place was clean, professional and made me feel safe! The front desk people were very helpful & answered every question I could come...

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OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites, responded to this review

Thanks Deena! We're glad your first hostel experience was a good one! Definitely come see us again soon!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island Inn is minutes away from Chinatown, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel and the Royal BC Museum. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, we're a great home base for exploring the city of Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island. We have a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle, from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms to private rooms in all shapes and sizes. Add to that our excellent customer service, clean and secure facilities, and a variety of guest discounts, and you'll see that Ocean Island can't be beat! Ocean Island Amenities: * Free Wi-Fi* 24 hour internet access* 23 shared bathrooms* Rooms with ensuite bathrooms* Fridge in every room* 24 hour Front Desk * Fully equipped shared kitchen* Laundry facilities* Discounts at local businesses including museums, whale watching tours, kayak rentals and more! * Free secure bike and bag storage* Discounted parking* And our very own guide to Victoria so you can enjoy the city like a local.Check us out and you'll see why Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites is considered one of Victoria's best-kept secrets! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

Address: 791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Price Range: €39 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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