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Ocean Island Inn

791 Pandora Avenue

Description

Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island has a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable hostel-style dorm beds and pods to private rooms 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!

• We serve up a delicious free dinner every evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy two options each night, such as Indian-style curried lentils over rice and sundried tomato pasta.
• Breakfast is served from 7 am - 10 am and breakfast tickets can be bought at the front desk for $6.

We offer many services & amenities, including:
• Free dinner served each night
• Breakfast served each morning, available for $6
• Free 24 hour hot drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate, and a tea
• Free wifi everywhere
• Great downtown location
• 24-hour friendly front desk
• Fully licensed lounge
• Fully equipped shared kitchen
• (Limited) paid parking available
• Laundry facilities, $5 wash & dry
• Private movie/chillout room
• Discounts on tours & attractions
• Insider travel information
• Individual renovated bathrooms
• Common areas
• Historic character building
• Secure bag & bike storage

We get you great discounts on whale watching, kayaking, sailing, diving, car and bike rentals, admission to museums and clubs, and much, much more!

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

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Reviews

Traveler Reviews

“A home away from home”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Everything about this place....can't say enough good things about it. Staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable of the city and just generally good people! The suite went beyond my...


“Simple,central”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 19, 2020

Very easy to find, and walking distance to nearly everything. Parking nearby ($16/day). Simple breakfast and a bowl of hot food for dinner and a drink included when booked direct. Lots of kitchen...


“Don’t recommend ”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on November 20, 2019

We were booked into a small double bedroom for the night before getting the ferry to Seattle. Unfortunately when we arrived there was an issue with the room we had booked as apparently it should only...



Directions

Driving from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal:

Take Highway 17 (Blanshard St) to Pandora Ave. (About a 45 minute drive, depending on traffic.)

Busing from Victoria Airport:

Take the YYJ Airport Shuttle bus directly to the hostel, please see http://www.yyjairportshuttle.com/ for fares & reservations. or take either the #86 Deep Cover/McTavish Exchange or the #88 Airport/Sidney bus to the McTavish Exchange in North Saanich.
Hop on the #72 Swartz Bay or the #70x Swartz Bay Express to the Victoria City Hall, near the corner of Douglas and Pandora – you’ll find yourself one block away from the hostel!

Walking from the Capital City Bus Station

Walk north on Douglas St to Pandora Ave.
Turn right and walk one block east to Blanshard St. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk.

Policies

General Cancellation:

We have a 1-day cancellation policy. This means that you must let us know before 18:00 (6pm) the day before your arrival if you need to cancel, otherwise you will be charged for one night.

If you reserved a Queen Room for more then 7 nights, or Garden Suite for more than 3 nights, a 14 day cancellation policy applies and a 50% deposit is required. Our office staff will contact you within 24 hours regarding the deposit.

Group Cancellation Policy:

If you let us know by 6pm 14 days prior to your date of arrival, we will give you a full refund. There are no refunds if a cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to your date of arrival.

For more information about Group Bookings, please visit our Groups page.

No-Show Policy:

If you do not arrive by the latest check-in time that you have given us, your reservation will be cancelled and your credit card will be charged for one night’s stay.You can call us any time to change your latest check-in time if you think that you are going to arrive later.

Early Check Out Policy:

Once you have checked in, there are no refunds for early checkouts. If you decide to shorten your stay, you may still do so, but we won't be able to provde you with a refund for any remaining nights.