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Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Stayed here in a private room with family - wow it was a tiny room. We only needed 3 beds but they put us in a room that could fit 5 people - still had very little floor space - we spotted a foldaway table under one bed and there was a small chair in the room too! Quite a...

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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 the location of our building, the guest area, and our friendly staff. It's true our private rooms are small, but they're designed to be as efficient (and practically priced) as possible. If you stay with again, in a group of five, I would suggest getting two separate rooms or renting a...

Krommenie, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Very good hostel, close to down and easy to find and reach. Rooms are spacey (the one with bathroom) and the beds are good. Can be a little noisy if you are on the street side. The eating posibilities in the hostel were very good and certainy worth the money.

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

Thanks for your comments! Come back and see us again!

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 June 2011

stayed here two weeks , staff were really friendly , the bar rocks ,busy most night's even when the rest of town is empty.The rooms are small but no smaller than rooms in other hostels in Canada, you get what you pay for and i got a private room the first night for under 40 bucks. and then hung out...

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

Thanks for staying with us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I stayed here while attending a conference in downtown Victoria. The location couldn't be better! It's close to downtown and the ferry express bus. I stayed in a private room. It was tiny-- enough space to fit the bed without any room on either side, and no window. If you just need a bed, and don't intend to spend a...

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

Thank you for your comments! Please come see us again.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 June 2011

We were here for a short stay, and I thought the rooms were quite small. It was perfect for a few nights, but if you were staying for 3+ days I would probably consider another hostel. No free breakfast, but they do have reasonably priced options. Conveniently located in Victoria. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The building and rooms...

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

Thank you for your comments. Our rooms are small on purpose to offer low prices to budget travelers. We also have discounted rates for stays of a week or more. Please check our website for detailed information about each room type, including photos and floor plans. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Wwoofing in a hostel is just the perfect opportunity to explore a city for very cheap. Instead of spending a lot of effort and time looking for job and accommodation you can more easily enjoy your stay in Victoria at this hostel, work 30 hours a week and get your bed and even food and drinks for free. Meet great...

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

Thank you!

Bischofswerda, Germany
Reviewed 4 June 2011

I traveled for a year around Canada and I must say: the Ocean Island Inn is one of the best Hostels I ever been! Located in the hart of Downtown it isn't far away to cheap supermarkets and other attractions. The staff is very friendly and help you in any questions. The Hostel is very clean, including the toilets and...

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

Awwww…. Thank you! We hope you come back soon!

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 June 2011

It`s a good possibility,at whoofen and safe money,to get ocean-island dollars for work. The staff are very easy and friendly.It`s a amazing location. Guests from all over the world feels good. The rooms are very differently from privat rooms til 8 beds room.

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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! I’d like to add to your room tip: the people in shared rooms may be quieter, out of respect for their roommates. But in general, if you’re looking for a quiet night (in a private room or a shared room), go for a room on one of the upper...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2011

Stayed here with the BF for 2 nights. First up, Tim ( I think) was very helpful but I think he gave us a more expensive room than what we asked for (and we paid for it). As with the rest of the reviews, the room was tiny - and we were given a mid-size! The room could definitely be...

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

Thank you for staying with us. I asked Tim about the room upgrade, and he said your room was upgrade at no extra charge. The price you paid was the price of the original room you booked, not the price of the upgraded room. Sorry for any confusion. We’re glad you appreciated the cleanliness of the building. We have a...

Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2011

Super small room. Couldn't even walk around bed. Only 1 X 0.5m of free floor space. Wasn't possible to have two people in the room at the same time. Everything else was great though

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

Thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're sorry you found your room to be too small. Some of our rooms are very small, it's true, which is why we put detailed information (including photos, floor plans and more) about each room on our website. Like you say, please check the size of the room before booking it. And if, when...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €22 - €53 (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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