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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

“Cool place”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 27, 2018

I've stayed for just one night in a 4 bed female dorm, and I had a great stay. The dorm is a bit crammed but hey, which one isn't. The beds are really comfy, only thing I missed was a lock on the...

“They need more staff”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on May 23, 2018

The staff vs amount of work doesn't make any sense. Looks like they need to hire more staff to provide a better service. When I first came the lady in the lockers for the luggage (where you put them...

“Excellent stay, the food is GREAT”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 26, 2018

I’ve had better dorm rooms, (ie with curtains for privacy) but it’s not a big issue at all and that’s only “fault” I can think of when it comes to OII. the bathrooms are great because there’s several...


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.