HI Victoria Hostel is a great hostel for all types of travellers. The hostel is extremely clean, modern and secure. The communal areas are huge and include a large kitchen, dining area, bike storage area, reception desk with tourist information, games room with pool table and TV room. There are both dorm rooms and private rooms available.

This is not a party hostel, and there are some drinking rules, such as, only wine and beer in common area, no ‘hard spirits’. However, the hostel hosts many different events, including movie nights with free popcorn, walking tours, game nights and music/performance nights.

The overall vibe is friendly and safe. Whether traveling alone, in a group, or with your partner – you will be able to meet other friendly people and like-minded travellers.

We absolutely loved the hostel’s attitude towards energy saving, recycling and being environmental aware. They really were putting in all the effort to reduce their negative impact on society and the environment. The WiFi however did not reach the top floor rooms. In the communal area on the first floor, the WiFi also dropped out randomly, after which you needed to login again. The hostel staff did say they were aware of the problem and were working to fix it.

The hostel is a part of the Hostelling International (HI) group, which means the hostel has to adhere to a certain standard and offer certain amenities. You can stay at the hostel if you are not an HI member, however you have to pay 10% more. If you do become a HI member, you also get discounts on the Greyhound bus, Moose travel tours and varies different restaurants and bars. It’s definitely worth doing if you plan on staying and travelling around Canada for a while.

Extremely clean and modern, with very large communal areas

Safe and secure

Inside bicycle storage

Plenty of information about cycling around Victoria & Vancouver Island

Free tea, coffee and toast in the morning (not offered in all HI hostels)

WiFi unreliable

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Beds from CAD 24.76
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Our Rating:
HI Victoria Hostel

Rated 4.5 / 5.0 (1 review)

From CAD 24.76 per Person (Available)

Clean place with good facilities. Recommended!

(Last Reviewed: September 2015)