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HI - Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 80%

From 12 Reviews

Hostel rating (12)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 69%
Location 94%
Security 79%
Service 83%
Comfort 70%
Green rating 76%

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

  • Dorm
    From $19.78
10 or more people?
hi-victoria

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.

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

Welcoming city centre hostel ideally placed for tourists.

90%

Avatar for Elspeth

Elspeth,

Sat 21 Oct 2017

In one way the location is great, close to so many things, BUT our room had a window facing the alley. Because it was warm at bedtime, it needed to be open. We also had a rest room with a window facing the alley. The noise from people laughing, talking loud outside went on till after midnight. Also the breakfast was bare bones compared to the many other HI Hostels I have stayed, especially Burnaby in Vancouver and the one in Washington D.C. near the White House.

87%

Avatar for Rosemary

Rosemary,

Wed 20 Sep 2017

I was confused to staying over 16 people in the same room. They have outlets at two tables in the dining room. I wanted to have a outlet and a light at the bed.

63%

Avatar for Yukiko

Yukiko,

Mon 18 Sep 2017

Hostel lacks atmosphere, due to impractical lay-out and steriel kitchen area. Location of common room upstairs is not practical to meet other travellers and the staff could do more effort to bring people together. Also the dorm beds are likely not cleaned.

60%

Avatar for Lonneke

Lonneke,

Sun 17 Sep 2017

Not bad!

80%

Avatar for solyi

solyi,

Sat 09 Sep 2017

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

Sustainability labels

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