We serve up a delicious continental breakfast every morning from 7:30am – 10:00am. Enjoy coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, white or whole wheat toast, and a selection of spreads including: peanut butter, jam, Nutella, cream cheese, & marmalade.We serve up a delicious free dinner every evening from 6.00pm-8.00pm. Enjoy Indian-style curried lentils over rice and/or vegetable stew over rice.


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

"Spacious facilities (including a great kitchen)...FULL OF LIFE AND ART...both the young and young at heart will feel right at home."


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Weekend Price: £37 / night

Description

The space

Perfect for a traveling couple! These rooms come in a variety of shapes and styles, each beautifully decorated with hand-crafted Indonesian artwork and international photographs.

Each room has:

• One fully made double bed
• One bathroom shared with 1 to 3 other rooms, other bathrooms available if yours is occupied
• One or two big windows
• Mini-fridge for all your food storage needs
• Desk lamp
• Coffee table
• Folding chair
• Free Wifi

Guest access

• Complimentary Breakfast and Dinner!
• Free unlimited high speed wireless internet in all rooms and common areas. Great for Netflix, YouTube, and video chat!
• 24 hour internet terminal access
• 24 hour Front Desk / no curfew
• Easily accessible travel information and tips
• Fully equipped shared kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Discounts on local attractions
• Free secure bike and bag storage
• Discounted parking
• Payphones on every floor
• Free use of Hair Dryers/Straighteners and Irons
• Guitars, books, games and more available to borrow
• Delicious wraps and snacks available for purchase at the front desk 24 hours a day
• Breakfast special available all day for $5.95
• Lounge open daily from 5pm-11pm with nightly entertainment
• Our very own guide to Victoria so you can Enjoy the city like a local.

Interaction with guests

Ocean Island gives you the unique opportunity of socializing as much as you like, or enables you to keep to yourself for your stay, the choice is yours! Meet fellow travelers and Victorian locals in our Cafe Lounge, sit back and relax in our common areas, or enjoy a stay out of the social sphere in the privacy of your room.
Our friendly front desk staff is available 24 hours a day, should you need anything.

The neighbourhood

Centrally located in downtown Victoria - come see our 24 hour front desk for travel information, FAQs, maps, and more!

Getting around

Victoria Guide:

Other things to note

ALL PRICES INCLUDE TAXES!

ACCESSIBILITY: Our four floor historic building does not have an elevator, however baggage assistance is available. Please make a request on your reservation if you would like to stay on the first or second floor.

PARKING: Limited parking on site $10/day & unlimited parking 100m away $12/day


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

• No smoking inside the building (but right outside is OK)
• Quiet hours: 11:30pm – 8am every day.
• No candles, incense, etc in the rooms.
• No alcohol consumption in dorm rooms (however, if you’re over 19, you can buy drinks at the Café Lounge).
• Please clean up after yourself in all communal areas


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

47 Reviews


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Lorena User Profile
April 2017
It was what I expected though, the linens werent very clean and the pillows had hair, apart from that, its okey.

Pauline User Profile
March 2017
Great location, double rooms quite small with only one window but overall would recommend.

Gilmer User Profile
March 2017
Very urban place. Interesting activities during the week.
Ocean Island Inn User Profile
Response from Ocean Island Inn:
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're glad that you were able to enjoy some of the nightly events organized in our bar/cafe. Happy and safe travels!
March 2017

Nicola User Profile
March 2017
It was exactly what we expected and the staff was very nice!
Ocean Island Inn User Profile
Response from Ocean Island Inn:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to hear that you had a great experience with our staff. We wish you safe and happy travels!
March 2017

Carolyn User Profile
March 2017
Good place to stay for the night. Close to where my husband and I needed to go and couldn't beat the price. Good for younger crowds (students or travelers) who don't mind the noise and busyness.
Ocean Island Inn User Profile
Response from Ocean Island Inn:
Thank you taking the time to review us! It is great to hear the our ideal downtown location and competitive prices suited your needs. Like you mentioned, Ocean Island is great hub for backpackers and students, especially in high season, but we have a wide variety of room types from shared dorms to en suite queen rooms suitable for all budgets and groups. We often accommodate families and longer term guests. Regarding any noisiness, the soundproofing throughout the building is beyond the building code standard, however this does not block out noise completely and rooms that are more exposed to street noise are discounted. Since we have a large variety of rooms, including quieter rooms, larger rooms, etc means we have something to suit everyone in that regard. We strongly urge all guests to visit our website for details or chat with a member of our team who will help you find the best room for your needs! Our bar and cafe noise usually subsides promptly after it closes by 11:30 and we do ask guests to respect our quiet hours from 11:30pm-8:00am. We also provide free earplugs for light sleepers which are available at the front desk 24hr a day. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again!
March 2017

Matthew User Profile
December 2016
Great value for the price. Located in the heart of downtown with walking distance to public transportation and pretty much everything you want to see in downtown.
Ocean Island Inn User Profile
Response from Ocean Island Inn:
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a nice review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us --you're welcome back again any time! Take care and happy travels.
December 2016

Risti & Richard User Profile
November 2016
Okay as a hostel, but obviously can't compete with airBnB movement for comfort and value.
Ocean Island Inn User Profile
Response from Ocean Island Inn:
Thanks for leaving us a review. Though we are more of a hostel/hotel style accommodation, we do have the cheapest rates in Victoria, still beating out all other accommodation style in the city. We’ve found that our guests feel lower rates are more important than the option of free items or certain luxuries, which only some people really look for in accommodation. With this focus we are able to offer the lowest rates in Victoria, without compromising on quality. Overall we hope you enjoyed the city of Victoria, and wish you safe and happy travels.
November 2016

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Victoria, Canada · Joined in May 2013
Ocean Island Inn User Profile

Enjoy the best of the city and country! Relax in our friendly and modern backpackers inn while enjoying food & drinks from our Cafe Lounge. Tour our historic city that’s got everything you need in a compact center- Chinatown, nightlife, museums, etc. Access to ocean beaches, fantastic forests, lakes, rivers and mountains; just minutes away by walking, bikes and public transportation.


Ocean Island Inn is an 1891 heritage building, which has been fully renovated and restored, yet retains its unique character. Our building is beautifully decorated throughout with handcrafted Indonesian art, decor, and international photographs, creating a unique and vibrant ambiance. Ocean Island’s front desk is run 24 hours a day by friendly and informal staff who and are eager to help with your stay and provide any information you might need. We are a family-owned business, and our mission is to provide a friendly and welcoming home away from home to a wide variety of travelers from around the world.

Centrally located in downtown Victoria, we have a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms to private rooms that come in all shapes and sizes. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, we're a great home base for exploring Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island.

Looking for privacy? Our mini room option offers the budget conscious traveler a unique solution to Victoria's pricey hotel room market. In a very compact space we offer all the benefits of a private room- privacy, a comfortable bed, your own mini fridge- at a fraction of the cost of a regular hotel room. If you’re looking for a bit more space, choose to unwind in one of our spacious, peaceful Queen rooms with en-suite bathrooms instead.

We have a large, bright and fully equipped communal kitchen which is accessible at any time of day, and a comfortable dining area to sit down and enjoy your meal in. If you don't feel like cooking for yourself, our licensed Ocean Island Cafe Lounge is open daily, serving up healthy fusion-style food at ridiculously cheap prices. We have weekly events in our cafe lounge that include Quiz Night, Open Mic, and Jam night. Hang out with all kinds of locals and travelers, or just do your own thing; either way, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Ocean Island!

Ocean Island Provides:

•Free Continental Breakfast
We serve up a delicious continental breakfast every morning from 8:00am – 10:00am. Enjoy coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, white or whole wheat toast, and a selection of spreads including: peanut butter, jam, Nutella, cream cheese, & marmalade.
•Free Dinner
We serve up a delicious free dinner every evening from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy Indian-style curried lentils over rice and/or vegetable stew over rice.
•Free Wi-Fi in every room
•24 hour internet terminal access
•24 hour Front Desk / no curfew
•Easily accessible travel information and tips
•Fully equipped shared kitchen
•Laundry facilities
•Discounts on local attractions
•Free secure bike and bag storage
•Discounted parking
•Payphones on every floor
•Free use of Hair Dryers/Straighteners and Irons
•Guitars, books, games and more available to borrow
•Delicious wraps and snacks available for purchase at the front desk 24 hours a day
•Café open daily from 5pm-11pm with nightly entertainment
•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!

Ocean Island Guidebook Reviews:

"Impeccably managed by a thought-of-everything owner... clean and cheerful; loads of services; a great place to meet other travelers." - Fodor's Vancouver and Victoria 1st Edition

"Spacious facilities (including a great kitchen)... Full of life and art... both the young and the young at heart will feel right at home" - Lonely Planet BC 2nd Edition

"The staff here goes out of its way to help guests" - Frommers, 2012

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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