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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Nature-lovers

Green rating



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.


Avatar for Catherine


Wed 07 Oct 2015

Hi, Overall Good rating. The bad: we booked a co-ed room (me and girl friend). To what I overheard as no-more space, our 8 person room ended up being 6 males -> two couples and a four male group. This added some unease with my partner, and we ended up having to spend a night elsewhere our second planned night in Victoria.


Avatar for patrick


Tue 29 Sep 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

- Chinatown

Avatar for Thomas


Sun 06 Sep 2015

Where next?

Seattle, Tofino, Vancouver,

Avatar for Thomas


Sun 06 Sep 2015