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Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria

2-star2 stars
791 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9, Canada

City-center hostel within walking distance of Chinatown
  • Free WiFi
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  • Good Covid precautions. Nice staff. Aug. 14, 2020
  • This back packer place is better than I thought. The price is unbeatable. Room is clean…Jul. 29, 2020

Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria

from $76 CAD
  • Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Men only

What’s around Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria


  • In Downtown Victoria
  • Victoria Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 14 min walk
  • Chinatown - 6 min walk
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 16 min walk
  • Beacon Hill Park - 23 min walk
  • Government House - 26 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 25 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 4 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 128 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 116 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 110 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 160 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 123 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.
Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking* on site (limited)

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1891
  • ATM/banking
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property only accepts credit cards and cash for all onsite payments. 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.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 12 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs CAD 16 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria

  • Does Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    Yes. Self parking costs CAD 12 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zambri's (3-min walk), Chorizo & co (5-min walk), and Fishhook (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Chinatown (6-min walk) and Royal BC Museum (14-min walk), along with British Columbia Parliament Building (0.8 mi) and Victoria Harbour (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 188 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Love it, love it, love it!
Very welcoming! The staff are helpful, food is amazing. I travelled alone, but felt like I went with friends. I lucked out on some amazing roommates who I know will stay life long friends! Highly recommended! Will stat here no doubt any time I visit Victoria!
Jessica, ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Comfortable. The mist like shower head is weird. Other than that, the experience is great.
Simon, ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Meeting new friends
Love it the free dinners I met some amazing new friends it was definitely worth the trip I would go back again
Alex, ca4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location
I've never stayed in a hostel, so I wasnt sure what to expect. I had a really nice stay for 2 nights. The location is perfect. I will stay here again.
Vanessa, ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Enjoyed my stay
ca4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Pretty great, if not the cleanest
Bed seemed a bit dirty, room decor was neat, great value with free dinner.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
I like it.
One night. They provided both dinner and breakfast included with the already very affordable nightly rate. Friendly staff, comfy beds, and lots of other guests to have conversations with
Keir, ca1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Worst hotel management
The receptionist told me that they cancelled my reservation and didn’t let me in and kept my reservation money.
ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
It worths to stay inexpensively if travelling solo
I was travelling solo and stayed overnight for an appointment only, and with no backpack. The 4th floor where I stayed seems to be recently updated and renovated, with very clean bathroom and is in excellent condition of the one I used. My bed is a dormitory type bunker, upper twin and lower double where I slept. The linen and blanket are OK with no bad odour. I encountered other weekly and monthly guests while in lobby area and on entering the building, and should be one of the considerations to decide on a stay in this inexpensive hostel. Some people may be smoking marijuana in the same building or in the street, and to me that is so uncomfortable. Guests like me are on the list for freebies, like cocktails or beer, simple dinner of rice and vegetable no meat, and bread & jam & butter, plus coffee. The downtown corridor was still not busy in Friday night that it rendered my stay a comfortable one with window slightly opened. 24-hour restaurants are within minutes of walk. The location is convenient to me.
ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
I didn't sleep a wink. I was on the road size and even with ear plugs it was loud. I felt uncomfortable in the area of the hostel. Luckily I was only there for a night.
ca1 night trip

Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - Hostel, Victoria

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