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HI - Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 92%
Security 81%
Service 89%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 88%

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

  • Dorm
    From €16.96
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

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?

97%

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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.

Manager avatar

Mark Holland,

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.

97%

Avatar for Mary

Mary,

Tue 20 Sep 2016

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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