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"The hotel room met my expectations. Room was clean, bed was made. My original room smelled like tobacco smoke, curtains were stained, I guess in Can ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Sep 2016

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Hotel Description

Hostel near Chinatown in Victoria

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Victoria hostel, you'll find Chinatown and Royal BC Museum. British Columbia Parliament Building and Victoria Harbour are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Restaurant, bar/lounge

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a communal living room are also offered.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 80 guestrooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and portable fans.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$67* Per night/room 23 Feb. - 24 Feb.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Economy Shared Dormitory, Men only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5
The hotel room met my expectations. Room was clean, bed was made. My original room smelled like tobacco smoke, curtains were stained, I guess in Canada smoking in hotel rooms is ok. The reason I switched rooms was poor wifi signal. Staff was nice enough to give me a bigger room with a kitchen, stove and large refrigerator! For $80/ night you can get better with air b&b!

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2016 by Ocean Island

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're happy to hear that our front desk staff were able to find you a room that suited your needs more accurately. We also apologize about the smell of cigarette smoke in your room --it is not okay to smoke in hotel rooms in Canada, and we fine or remove any guest who does so. We hope that you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful city, and wish you safe and happy travels.

About the Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel

Location 791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, a vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Victoria hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1891
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) (26 km / 16.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel offers 80 accommodations with portable fans. This Victoria hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Portable fan

Food & Drink

The hostel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Ocean Island Lounge - This bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for self-serve breakfast: CAD 6 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 15 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: CAD 15 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel Victoria
  • Ocean Island Backpackers Suites Victoria
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites Victoria
  • Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites Hostel Victoria

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.


Complimentary Dinner

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive a complimentary dinner from 5-8 PM with option of Indian-style curried lentils, African peanut stew, Thai coconut curry, or penne pasta with tomato basil sauce.

Full details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.