For the budget-conscious traveler … here are some options for places to stay in Victoria, B.C.

Ocean Island Inn – Backpackers – Suites – 791 Pandora, Ph# 1-888-888-4180

Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites has a wide array of rooms to suit your Ocean Island Innbudget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable hostel-style dorm beds to private rooms in all shapes and sizes: twin rooms, double rooms, group/family rooms, queen rooms (with TVs and ensuite bathrooms) and even apartment suites at our second location by the park and ocean. And our prices are far lower than other Victoria accommodation, with great extended stay rates! Ocean Island is delightfully unique! To see how we differ from a standard hotel, check out our Ocean Island Inn vs. Hotels page.


Your new home away from home! Located in a historic character house in James Bay (steps from the ocean, Beacon Hill Park, the Royal BC Museum and the Inner Harbour), these suites are perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Each of these quiet, colourful pet-friendly suites has a queen-sized bed, full kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, work/study area, cable TV and more!

HI-Victoria – 516 Yates St., Ph# 250-385-4511

VI HostelFriendly and central, the Hostelling International Victoria hostel is housed in a heritage building slap bang in the middle of the city’s historic downtown centre. Located just a 5 minute walk from Victoria’s picturesque waterfront, the BC legislature buildings, and the Royal British Columbia Museum, backpackers have the best access for exploring Canada’s westernmost capital. Our guests agree, our location can’t be beat!

We supply WIFI, a pool table to play on and linen, so leave your sleeping bag at home. Free coffee and tea from 7:00am – 9:30am every morning.

Plenty of communal spaces, including a TV room and library for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Large fully-equipped self-serve kitchen, including microwaves (sorry, no conventional ovens). Secured lockers in rooms, baggage and bike storage is also available. Laundry facilities are available at the hostel.

Turtle Hostel – 1608 Quadra St.,  Ph# 250-381-3210

The cozy hostel in town in an old Victorian house full of character and newly renovated throughout. Conveniently downtown, one can get to nearly everywhere on foot within 10 minutes, or pick up a bus a block away. Beaches, Inner Harbour, Nightlife and Malls are close by.

Unquestionably the cheapest deal in Victoria, with seasonal weekly rates for the traveler’s budget. A multicultural trampoline from which to explore Vancouver Island and B.C. or to chill out for a while after coming from the buzz of a large city.