Turtle Hostel

1608 Quadra StreetVictoriaV8W 2L4Canada
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About Turtle Hostel

Located along the eastern edge of Victoria's downtown, Turtle Hostel serves up budget-friendly accommodation complemented by amenities such as a guest lounge and a furnished roof terrace.

Shared dormitory rooms with bunk beds provide guests with free bedding and access to communal bathroom facilities. Private single and double rooms with a TV are also available.

Turtle Hostel offers luggage storage on request, as well as parking and bike storage facilities. Guests benefit from discounted rates for whale watching tours, bike rental, and Imax tickets. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel.

The shared kitchen with a fridge, oven, and stovetop enables guests to prepare meals during their stay. For those guests who prefer to eat out, nearby options include the Futaba Japanese Restaurant.

This hostel sits within a 15-minute walk of The Bay Centre and Victoria Bug Zoo. Guests can also visit the popular Royal BC Museum and Beacon Hill Park, both under a mile from the property.


1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, V8W 2L4, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)3813210 | Fax: +1(250)3813210 | 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
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

Guests find that being less than ten minutes away on foot from Downtown Victoria is quite convenient for saving time and money on transport costs. This is important for guests staying at the hostel, as many are on a tight budget. The convenience of having several cafes within walking distance also proves to be convenient for guests.

Negative Reviews

Rundown and in need of upgrading

According to reviews, this hostel is in desperate need of some maintenance and general updating of its facilities. Guests report multiple issues regarding the poor maintenance of this property, including worn out furniture and an unpleasant smell that is often present throughout the interiors, as well as poorly kept bathrooms.

Rooms are small

Both the dormitory rooms and private rooms are quite cramped according to reviews. Guests find that sharing a small room with fellow travellers is quite uncomfortable, as there is very little personal space per guest. The limited space for storing luggage is also a concern for guests.

No soundproofing

The noise levels prove to be too loud for guests who are hoping for a quiet night in. This hostel's apparent lack of proper soundproofing causes guests to complain about the noise coming from fellow travellers as well as from the surrounding streets.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 235 reviews across the web
6.1 /10
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    6.4 /10
  • ebookers.com
    4.0 /10
  • other websites
    7.1 /10
6.1 out of 10 based on 235 reviews