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HI Victoria

516 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 1K8, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 98%
Security 86%
Service 86%
Comfort 74%
Green rating 85%

HI-Victoria is housed in a heritage building near the picturesque waterfront and major attractions.

  • Dorm
    From $22.63
10 or more people?

Victoria Hostel

Hostel Victoria

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Victoria has been the capital of British Columbia since 1871. The Victoria Hostel, housed in a beautiful heritage building in the city's historic downtown centre, is close to the picturesque waterfront, the legislature buildings, and the Royal British Columbia Museum. The Victoria hostel makes a perfect base for exploring Vancouver Island!

The Victoria Hostel has various facilities on offer including, Internet access, TV room, common room, self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities. Groups, families and individual travellers are all welcome and with a games room, guests have a great opportunity to meet other people from around the world.
. Victoria has so much to see from heritage architecture and a vibrant arts scene to outdoor adventures, and breath-taking rainforests and mountains. There really is something for everybody.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 16% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 km radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 13:00 to 12:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 250 385 4511

Fax. (250) 385-3232

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Victoria Parliament Buildings (500m to 1km)
  • Royal BC Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Miniature World (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Victoria is one of my favorite cities, and close to the Pacific Rim College and the Hostel is easy to get to from Sidney San Juan Ferry terminal


Avatar for kathleen


Fri 06 Sep 2019

this was actually my first time staying in ANY hostel. For various reasons I had been somewhat nervous about hostels in the past, but am now from this experience completely in favour of hostels and I think I shall always try to use them in lieu of hotels etc. and have actually literally recommended HI hostels in general but this particular location to two other people I know who were nervous about hostels. So overall it was a good experience! I liked that there were places to store our things, a nice spacious kitchen, the library, etc. I have a lot of back pain from an old injury and needed the bottom bunk so I can keep getting up and down to stretch and whatnot without disturbing anyone and they were happy to accomodate me, making sure I got the lower bunk. One thing I WAS a little disappointed about was the social aspect. I'm pretty shy and whenever I have traveled have basically hung out alone all the time. which is nice to a point but I had asked friends of mine how it is they always meet people while travelling, while I don't. they said it was specifically because they stayed in hostels rather than hotels/motels, and that hostels generally would have activities or whatnot to facilitate this: a pub night, a movie night, an open mic activity or board games evening or something. I did talk to some people and it was still much better for meeting people than a hotel of course. But for the most part I found everyone just sitting at separate tables using their phones most of the time, and not talking. There were no specific activities advertised or anything, so this was not false advertising or anything, and this was pretty much the only aspect that I was a little disappointed in. But it's a suggestion that would enhance some people's stay, if it was convenient is all. Especially for those of us that are naturally incredibly shy and have to work quite hard at initiating the conversations we have, hahaha. Overall I was pleased and have actually been converted now to wanting to stay at hostels whenever I can, and I have been looking at where your other HI hostel locations are. Thumbs up!


Avatar for Rachel


Tue 27 Aug 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

25km from the Victoria International Airport follow the signs to the Pat Bay Highway #17. Airport Shuttle service // YYJ Airport shuttle 1-855-351-4995. Public transport bus #88 to mactavish park and ride then transfer to Bus # 70 to downtown
BC Connector runs a service from downtown Vancouver to the Victoria bus terminal. 1 888 788-8840
Bus #70 from Swartz bay ferry Terminal to downtown Victoria. We are a Few blocks from Victoria Inner Harbour close to Victoria Clipper (Seattle service) and Port Angeles ferry terminal.
Meter parking in front of the hostel which is free from 6:00pm - 9:00am (Mon - Sat; free all day on Sundays). 2 blocks from the hostel is a parking lot. Cost - $11.50 for the day (6am to 6pm). We do not have our own parking lot sorry
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Whale Watching
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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