Ocean Island Inn

791 Pandora AvenueV8W 1N9VictoriaCanada
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About Ocean Island Inn

A ten-minute walk from the Inner Harbour, Ocean Island Inn Inn | Backpackers | Suites offers assorted, budget-friendly accommodations in the heart of Victoria. Guests can choose from private rooms, dorm rooms and apartment suites.

Available in co-ed, male-only and female-only configurations, hostel-style dorms feature bunk beds, storage lockers and a communal fridge. Private rooms offer single, double, bunk and family accommodations, some with private bathrooms. Pet-friendly apartment suites can be booked in a nearby James Bay property.

The hostel features a fully-equipped, communal kitchen, laundry facilities and a computer station. Guests can take a load off in the lounge and common rooms. Luggage and bike storage is available, as are parking spots.

The inn’s café lounge serves a free continental breakfast, while food and drink are available throughout the day.

Ocean Island Inn Inn | Backpackers | Suites is two minutes’ walk from The McPherson Playhouse and Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, which hosts ice hockey and concerts.


791 Pandora Avenue, V8W 1N9, Victoria, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)3851788 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient downtown location.

Located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites is a short walk from Inner Harbour, Government Street and many of the city's other popular destinations. While some suggest the local neighborhood lacks desirability, most agree that this is trumped by the convenience of the hotel's position.

Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere.

The majority of guests have nothing but good things to say about staff working at the inn. From a warm welcome from front desk personnel to a friendly bartending service to pleasant housekeepers, most guests enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Plenty of shared bathroom facilities.

While shared bathrooms aren't to everybody's taste, guest reports that there are plenty of bathrooms located on each floor of the inn, something that isn't always the case when it comes to hostels. A number of en suite rooms are available if you're totally against the idea of sharing facilities.

Negative Reviews

Small and cramped accommodations.

Most guests agree that accommodations at Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites are generally on the small side and often cramped. Dorms are said to be tightly-packed, making it hard not to bump into your fellow guests. Meanwhile, reports suggest some private rooms are barely large enough to contain the bed within.

Not all beds are comfortable.

Several guests have complained about uncomfortable bed, both in dorms and private rooms. Reports would suggest that some of these beds are a little long in the tooth.

Parking arrangements not ideal.

The inn does offer parking arrangements for those guests arriving by car but guests report that spaces are limited and come with a fairly lofty daily charge.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 1898 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
  • Expedia
    7.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.6 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 1898 reviews