Stayed here one night. Price is $20 IF you have a membership. I didn't have a membership so it was $25.13. For that price you get a huge men's dorm. If you're a woman I would guess they put you in the equivalent female dorm.
The dorm is MASSIVE, like 50 people massive. It was like a high school gymnasium. I was so tired from traveling that I didn't care, however if you're looking for a quieter nights sleep it might not be for you. The beds are nice although the mattress is very uncomfortable. The bathrooms are not private, not that I care. The showers were not that great.
I stayed here and also stayed at the main competition in town. The ONLY 2 advantages that this hostel has is the location to all of the cool bars downtown and a really huge bike rack to lock up your tired, traveling bicycle.
I personally would not recommend this place, just because I was turned off by the huge dorms and the non-private bathrooms. For the price they charged it wasn't a great value but it was a place to sleep for a night. The location is great however and the service was good. I would check the other main hostel on Pandora for a way better people vibe and for a nicer sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victoria has been the capital of British Columbia since 1871. The Victoria Hostel, housed in a beautiful heritage building in the city's historic downtown centre, is close to the picturesque waterfront, the legislature buildings, and the Royal British Columbia Museum. The Victoria hostel makes a perfect base for exploring Vancouver Island! The Victoria Hostel has various facilities on offer including, Internet access, TV room, common room, self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities. Groups, families and individual travellers are all welcome and with a games room, guests have a great opportunity to meet other people from around the world. Guests can take one of the free walking tours on offer with a local volunteer and discover the beauty of Victoria off the beaten path. Victoria has so much to see from heritage architecture and a vibrant arts scene to outdoor adventures, and breath-taking rainforests and mountains. There really is something for everybody. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- HI Victoria Hostel Vancouver Island