HI-Victoria

516 Yates StreetVictoriaV8W 1K8Canada
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About HI-Victoria

HI-Victoria offers hostel accommodation in a heritage building on Yates Street in downtown Victoria, less than 10 minutes’ walk from City Hall. The hostel features complimentary Wi-Fi, a common area, and lockers.

Guests can choose from private and family rooms, as well as shared dormitories. Bathrooms are shared for those in private rooms and dormitories, while family rooms are complete with private facilities. Linen and towels are included.

Additional features of HI-Victoria include 24-hour reception, a computer kiosk, a library, luggage and bike storage, and tourist information. There are also regular activities organised for guests.

There are many dining venues in the immediate surrounds of the accommodation, such as Canadian cuisine at OLO Restaurant and Swans Brewery. Guests enjoy free coffee and tea throughout the day.

The hostel is well-placed for guests to explore on foot, being less than 15 minutes' walk from museums such as The Maritime Museum and Royal BC Museum, the harbour, and the BC Legislature.

Contact

516 Yates Street, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)3854511 | Fax: +1(250)3853232 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Excellent location downtown

The location of the hostel in a heritage building in downtown Victoria is found to be very convenient for discovering the city and accessing amenities. It is easy to explore on foot, with major attractions accessible in less than 15 minutes. Guests like that there are multiple dining venues to choose from in the immediate vicinity of the hostel, including on the very same block.

Friendly atmosphere

The ambience at the hostel is said to be excellent, with friendly staff who ensure guests feel welcome whether they are in a group or alone, organised events such as jam sessions that provide entertainment, and communal areas that make it easy to meet other travellers.

Great facilities

Guests are typically impressed with the amenities on offer. The well-equipped kitchen is especially praised by those travelling on a budget, as guests have everything they need to prepare their own meals and store food. Facilities such as the communal TV and games area are enjoyed by those looking to socialise.

Negative Reviews

A touch noisy

Guests find that the hostel is not very well soundproofed, with noticeable noise from neighbouring rooms, common areas and the street outside.

Some rooms without locks

While dormitory rooms are complete with individual lockers to keep belongings safe, guests are displeased that many do not have locks on the doors, which would provide an additional layer of security.

Lack of power plugs

There are very few power outlets in the dormitory rooms, which means many guests have to leave items on charge away from their other belongings and may have to wait for a plug to become available after others finish with their use.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 456 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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    8.3 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 456 reviews