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    Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / Suites

    791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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    5/11/20176/11/2017
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 20 August 2011

    We really enjoyed our stay here. It is EXTREMELY clean and tidy!Rooms are on the small side so be prepared for a tight squeeze! We were originally booked into a room with no window......It's TINY I wouldn't advise these rooms for two!!

    Thank mardia2011
    Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 22 August 2011

    Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Ocean Island

    Reviewed 17 August 2011

    We were both shocked at how expensive accommodations in Victoria were. Ocean Island offers rooms at almost any (cheap) pricepoint and had the downtown location we were looking for, so we gave it a go. I'll discuss the good things first, but then the bad...More

    Thank actrombone
    Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 22 August 2011

    Hi, Thank you for your comments. We're glad to hear you found Ocean Island to be a good value, despite what happened. We've been discussing ways to help guests talk with the front desk at night, to let us know about noise or other issues...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2011

    The hostel was clean, the location was good. The added information available about Victoria was excellent. But... it was more expensive than hostels we stayed in Vancouver and Seattle, and the offerings were less that is why I scored them so low on service. It...More

    Thank flowerknob
    Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 15 August 2011

    Hi there, thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I understand your concern with the key deposit, towel deposit, etc. However, key deposits are pretty standard at Canadian hostels, and the deposit is fully refundable. Towel deposits are $8, and you get back $7 when you...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2011

    I stayed here for one night and was really impressed. The staff were very lovely, helpful and friendly. This place was really organised and well run and still had a great relaxed vibe. The facilities were also great and very clean. I would definitely stay...More

    Thank Queenslander10
    Reviewed 6 August 2011

    The most important for this place it's to know what kind of room you're looking for. Because you can be surprised! we didn't need a big room, but a small one for two. So I booked the mini-double. It's really MINI... You can upgrade if...More

    Thank Monobou
    Response from OceanIslandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Island Inn / Backpackers / SuitesResponded 8 August 2011

    Hi, thanks for your comments. If you (or potential guests reading this review) want more information about our rooms, including photos and floor plans, please visit the Ocean Island website.

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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$23 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 80
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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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    "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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    "Dorms are pretty cool and comfortable"
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    "I'd suggest requesting the first or 2nd floor if you have lots of luggage; there's no elevator."
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