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HI - Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 86%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 93%
Security 79%
Service 88%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 88%

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

  • Dorm
    From $19.38
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.

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



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 - 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

From 12:00 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)

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1 nuit passée en dortoir (J) ! Environ 40 lits dans ce dortoir, bien séparés par box de 4/6 lits ! Toutefois c'est assez etouffant ! Petit dejeuner pas très fourni... domage ! Personnel tres aimable + possibilité d'achetés des tickets pour le Royal british museum avec des tarifs avantageux !


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Mon 30 Jan 2017

very clean, good refrigeration, and cordial people. Stair tread edges are coming loose and could cause major injury if a fall takes place. New wooden treads would be advisable to reduce liability.


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Tue 18 Oct 2016

Thank you for your kind words. The stair tread edges has since been nailed, very thoroughly down. Daran Manager

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Daran W,

Thu 20 Oct 2016



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Thu 29 Sep 2016

A huge building perfect for a large hostel, but with size comes difficulty in maintaining a community atmosphere within it. Despite large guest numbers, hardly anybody spoke to anybody. The Wi-Fi only works in the main seating area and not in the girls' dormitories. The bathrooms were functional but could really do with either a huge clean and/or replacement of certain components too mouldy to clean. Perhaps sell small padlocks for lockers, too, as oppose to just renting them out?


Avatar for Hayley


Sun 25 Sep 2016

Thank you for the feedback . We are finding nowadays that with smart phones and laptops, people sit , isolated, and not speaking. We are trying to get people to engage in conversation and play some games. We do have music nights at the hostel, but I understand they are not for everyone. Wi -fi has been a problem at Victoria, We are boosting the signal soon, I hope. The female toilets will be thoroughly cleaned this season. And on a last note we do rent and sell locks at the front desk, I am sorry the option wasn't given to you.

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Daran W,

Tue 27 Sep 2016

While this hostel is a little old-fashioned compared to other city hostels, it is attractive and in a great location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel is clean and well maintained and I felt safe. My only critique is the lack of electric outlets in the dorm.


Avatar for Mary


Tue 20 Sep 2016


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.
Pacific Coach lines runs a service from downtown Vancouver to the Victoria bus terminal.
Few blocks from Victoria Inner Harbour.
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


  • 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

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