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