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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 €17.14
10 or more people?

Victoria Hostel

Hostel 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 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)

See the full list of attractions



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


Avatar for 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.


Avatar for 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.


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

very sorry about that, having 4 guys in co-ed is not our usual policy. I will look into that and see what happened. The 4 boys probably made a co-ed room res and when they showed up there was no room in male dorm or any other smaller rooms , so we accomadated them in the 8 bed co-ed so at least they had a place to stay. Feel free to contact me Tom (Manager) 250 385-4511 if you wish to talk about it and perhaps we can give you a nice "special" when you visit again.

Manager avatar

Mark Holland,

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Great location and pretty cheap. There is a kitchen, but it is not very good equipped


Avatar for Florin


Tue 15 Sep 2015


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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