The Best Hostels and Guesthouses in Victoria, Canada for Budget Travelers

The Best Hostels and Guesthouses in Victoria, Canada for Budget Travelers
Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it's known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city. With a wider-metro population approaching 380,000, this picture-postcard provincial capital was long-touted as North America's most English city. Thankfully, the tired theme-park version of old-fashioned England is no more. Fueled by an increasingly younger demographic, a quiet revolution has seen lame tourist pubs, eateries and stores transformed into the kind of brightly painted bohemian shops, coffee bars, and innovative restaurants that would make any city proud. It's worth seeking out these enclaves on foot, but activity fans should also hop on their bikes: Victoria has more cycle routes than any other Canadian city. Once you've finished pedaling, there's BC's best museum, a park fringed by a windswept seafront and outdoor activities from kayaking to whale-watching. With all of these fabulous attributes, Victoria is a great place to visit, and, luckily, there are some great, budget-friendly accommodations to use as a base for exploring.


A vibrant hostel in the middle of Victoria

Dorm Bed from $22.83
Private Room from $22.83
Overall Rating: 87%
791 Pandora Avenue Victoria, BC, Victoria
Ocean Island Inn is a bright and cheery four-floored accommodation with rooms of all shapes and sizes that is within walking distance of the city's highlights. Centrally located in downtown Victoria, Ocean Island has a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms to private rooms. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, it's a great home base for exploring Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island. If you're looking for privacy on a budget, they offer a mini room option with a very compact space but all the benefits of a private room - privacy, a comfortable bed, and your own mini fridge - at a fraction of the cost of a regular hotel room. If you like space, they also offer spacious, private rooms with ensuite bathrooms instead. The fully renovated 1891 heritage building is full of art and life and color. The facility has a large, vibrant communal dining area and kitchen as well as a cafe opened Monday through Saturday. The staff are warm and welcoming and willing to help with tour plans. Breakfast and Linens are included with your stay and towels are available for hire.
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