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Ocean Island Inn

791 Pandora Avenue


You can choose from comfortable hostel-style dorm beds to private rooms in all shapes and sizes: twin rooms, double rooms, group/family rooms, queen rooms (with TVs and ensuite bathrooms) and even apartment suites at our second location by the park and ocean. And our prices are far lower than other Victoria accommodation, with great extended stay rates! Ocean Island is delightfully unique!

Book online to get the best selection of our preferred rooms!

We offer many services & amenities, including:

* A great downtown location
* Free WiFi in all rooms and free Internet terminals
* 24 hour front desk service
* In house cafe lounge with live music
* Parking available
* Laundry facilities- $4.00 wash & dry
* A fully equipped shared kitchen
* Free bike and bag storage
* Detailed travel information, including our Victoria Guide!
* Discounts on tours, attractions, and more!

Our friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff is on hand 24 hours a day to laugh at your jokes, answer your questions and ensure your stay is safe, comfortable and happy.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • 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



Traveler Reviews

“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...

“Looks a bit quirky but it is a great hostel”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 19, 2019

Yes, the building looks a bit dated but it has everything a hostel should have...and they did provide a free dinner for all guests when I was there. This wasn't a problem for me, but one will have to...

“Great hostel”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on September 09, 2019

We, four women on our way to hike the West Coast Trail, stayed together in a room. It was tight but it was clean, the window was equipped with a fan so we did not feel confined. The desk service was...


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 Greyhound 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.


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 is no refund for one-week and monthly rates. For daily rates, there is a 50% refund for every day following, but not including, the day on which we are informed (by 6pm) that you are leaving.