HI Victoria Hostel

Address: 516 Yates St, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, V8W 1K8, Canada | Hostel
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TravelPod's Snapshot

Hostelling isn't for the faint of heart, but the HI-Victoria makes the experience comfortable and welcoming. Though privacy is lacking in the open dorm-style sleeping arrangements, the price is right for travelers exploring Victoria on a tight budget. Guests get to stay in a historic, centrally located building just steps from some of the city's highlights.

Free amenities here go above and beyond what you'll find at many Victoria hostels. Linens are provided, so guests can travel light without a sleeping bag or other bedding to lug with them. WiFi is complimentary as well, so you can report back to friends and family, freelance from the road, or plan the next leg of your trip without spending a fortune on Internet connectivity.

Coffee and tea are also free from 7 to 9:30 a.m. to get travelers going in the morning. Communal spaces are abundant in the hostel for socializing or relaxing. Swap stories in the library, or catch favorite shows with new friends in the TV room. The self-serve kitchen is equipped with microwaves, so guests can prepare simple staples and eat on a budget.

For hostel accommodations, the HI-Victoria is more than satisfactory and generally gets good reviews from youth looking for low-cost beds.


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This hostel, located in the Downtown area of Victoria, is near SpringTide Charters Whale Watching, Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Bastion Square, and Wharf Street.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsHi Victoria Hostel

        Reviewed by vagrant_reality

        A Shae-tastic Experience

        Reviewed May 2, 2012
        by (3 reviews) Sunshine Coast , Australia Flag of Australia

        Sometimes hostels are not the culmination of facilities and additions. In fact, compared to a lot of hostels the HI-Victoria is a bit of a let down. Despite this I returned. But why would I return to what essentially is a fairly plain hostel? The answer is simple: Shae. Shae works at the hostel and is the most fantastic hostel employee I've encountered on my trip. She is smart, funny and worth getting to know. So, essentially, sometimes it is the people that make the place and in this case it is Shae who gives HI-Victoria a certain edge it would have been lacking otherwise!

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Hi Victoria Hostel

        3.00 of 5 stars Good

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