Reviews of Ocean Island Suites

The only accommodation in Victoria to receive the Lonely Planet “Our Pick” designation!


This new venture from the guys who brought you Ocean Island Backpackers is a seriously good deal for groups (….) In this renovated heritage home in a quiet residential enclave a short walk from Inner Harbour, each suite has an individual international theme — request the Burma suite and you’ll also get a claw-foot bathtub — along with hardwood floors, full kitchens and free wireless access. There’s a shared laundry ($1.50 per load) in the basement plus a large deck and quiet garden for summertime chilling.
– Lonely Planet British Columbia edition 3, 2007.

Blog reviews

“I cannot recommend it highly enough if you’re going to be in Victoria.  We rented one of three apartments in a large, old house.  The neighborhood was adorably residential, but within easy walking distance of downtown Victoria.  And because the place is run by a local hostel, the nightly rate was adorably reasonable.  Also?  The backyard comes with a hammock.  The apartment had a fully-equipped kitchen, so we picked up some fresh veggies at the local farmers’ market and had a lovely dinner at “home” our second night in Victoria. “
– The Mild Things Blog, Sept. 2012

Guest Reviews of Ocean Island Suites

“Thank you for your hospitality. The suite was just lovely–so clean and private and beautifully appointed. What a comfortable bed and delightful space to be… We’ll come back. ”
– C & M from Salt Spring Island, BC.

“My room was everything one would need for a week, a month, or longer!  A fully equipped kitchen and bathroom/shower en suite – nothing was missing. It overlooks two of the oldest houses in Victoria, and a massive monkey-puzzle tree . .  as well as being a quiet establishment, the staff are friendly and helpful beyond.  Being without a computer would have been impossible, but, the proprietors, being themselves from the ‘rest of the world’, the rooms are all cable and wireless!! […] this is the place to stay when visiting Victoria!   My visiting daughter/husband and granddaughter stayed for several days, and they too loved the place”
– Erin from BC

“I just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Suites on September 23rd. The space is gorgeous, so clean, and has everything we needed. I loved that there was a hair dryer! The only down side was that we were only staying one night. We have already been recommending you to any of our friends going over to Victoria and will definitely be back ourselves.”
– Melissa from Nova Scotia.

“What we liked most about our stay is the fact that it feels like Home (but not home). And the pricing is just right.”
– Edmonton, AB.

“Pleasant, comfortable, relaxing, roomy! Nice neighbourhood, convenient location.”
– Calgary, AB.