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HI Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 86%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 97%
Security 83%
Service 88%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Dorm
    From $20.43
10 or more people?

Victoria Hostel

Hostel Victoria

Hostelling International

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.
. 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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 16% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 km radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

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

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 13:00 to 12:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 250 385 4511

Fax. (250) 385-3232

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



Need lights for each bed and more electrical outlet in dorms


Avatar for Rosa


Tue 01 Jan 2019

An sich eine schöne Jugendherberge, mit einer sehr zentralen Lage. Allerdings waren wir in einem sehr großen Schlafsaal. Es waren meistens 4 Betten zu einer „Bucht“ zusammengestellt, was ein bisschen Privatsphäre in dem großen Raum geboten hat. Allerdings hatten die Betten kein eigenes Licht. Das war recht problematisch wenn man später als die anderen zurück gekommen ist, wenn die anderen das große Licht aus haben wollte, gab es keine Möglichkeit nur die „Buchten“ zu beleuchten und man müsste alles mit Handytaschenlampen hinbekommen. Zudem hätten wir keine Steckdosen am Bett (Es gab allerdings hä auch Betten mit Steckdosen). Daher könnten wir unsere Handys immer nur beim Frühstück laden.... Das Frühstück wird gesponsert, man bezahlt es also nicht. Dafür fand ich das Frühstück gut. Es gab zwar keine besonders große Auswahl aber geschmeckt hat es. :)


Avatar for Friederike


Fri 07 Dec 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are looking into electrical upgrades to the building so we can provide more plugs/lights for guests. Thank you again.

Manager avatar

Logan Conroy, Manager

Sun 09 Dec 2018

It is hard to find something that could be improved as this great staff is on top of the performance charts. I have stayed at this hostel for many years and seen huge improvements over the years, the beds and linens could not be better now. The two things that could be improved; there are only two tables with plug in access....even one more would be great, most hostels provide a fresh fruit with breakfast, an apple, orange or whatever is in season would round out the diet.


Avatar for roy


Sat 08 Sep 2018

Thank you for your kind rating and suggestions. All the best

Manager avatar

Logan Conroy, Manager

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Great location, has all the essentials, just a sterile environment. Beds lack a light, shelf to place glasses, plug etc. Lockers require a large lock, rather than what most travels have. Staff don't keep noise down after sleeping hours, there's no atmosphere & staff appear to be only interested in checking you in/out & doing laundry. It lacks people working there who travel, have traveled, are interested in travelers & sharing what's in the area to do. Bread jam bfast, no parking.


Avatar for Nicola


Thu 28 Jun 2018

Wi-Fi doesn’t work.


Avatar for Diana


Mon 11 Jun 2018

Thank you Diana. being an older building with thick walls it is difficult to reach all areas well with a strong wifi signal. We are working on solutions.

Manager avatar

Logan Conroy, Manager

Wed 13 Jun 2018


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

25km from the Victoria International Airport follow the signs to the Pat Bay Highway #17. Airport Shuttle service // YYJ Airport shuttle 1-855-351-4995. Public transport bus #88 to mactavish park and ride then transfer to Bus # 70 to downtown
BC Connector runs a service from downtown Vancouver to the Victoria bus terminal. 1 888 788-8840
Bus #70 from Swartz bay ferry Terminal to downtown Victoria. We are a Few blocks from Victoria Inner Harbour close to Victoria Clipper (Seattle service) and Port Angeles ferry terminal.
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 - $11.50 for the day (6am to 6pm). We do not have our own parking lot sorry
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Whale Watching
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives


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


  • Energy saving lights
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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