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HI - Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 85%

From 12 Reviews

Hostel rating (12)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 93%
Security 84%
Service 84%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 83%

HI-Victoria is housed in a heritage building near the picturesque waterfront and major attractions.

  • Dorm
    From €17.28
10 or more people?
hi-victoria

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:
From 12:00 to 12:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 250 385 4511

Fax. (250) 385-3232

victoria@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Victoria Parliament Buildings (500m to 1km)
  • Royal BC Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Miniature World (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Very friendly staff-good location,close to many interesting features of Victoria making walking to see most of the of the urban features very doeabale without a car-the spring flowers everywhere really enhanced the natural beauty of the city

100%

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Marlene,

Wed 27 Apr 2016

Great location in the centre of Victoria, very efficiently run. Not as laid back as Hi-Jericho in Vancouver, but still lots of information supplied for guests, although staff not as friendly as other hostels. Located by lots of shops, harbour, restaurants and pubs.

90%

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Jenny,

Sun 20 Dec 2015

This is a "traditional" hostel with dorms and a bare-bones kitchen and few amenities. However, it is clean, safe, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The neighbourhood can at times feel unsafe but no more so than any large city.

90%

Avatar for Catherine

Catherine,

Wed 07 Oct 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
25km from the Victoria International Airport, follow the signs to the Pat Bay Highway #17.
Bus
Pacific Coach lines runs a service from downtown Vancouver, to the Victoria bus terminal.
Ferry/Boat
Few blocks from Victoria Inner Harbour.
Car
Meter parking in front of the hostel which is free from 6:00pm - 9:00am (Mon - Sat; free all day on Sundays). 2 blocks from the hostel is a parking lot. Cost - $6.00 for the day (6am to 6pm).
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Whale Watching
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Double-glazing windows

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

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