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The Turtle Hostel

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This is the funkiest hostel in town. Come and visit us and we will make sure you have the best time ever!

An old Victorian house full of character and just renovated throughout, under new ownership

Conveniently downtown, one can get to nearly everywhere on foot inside 10 minutes, or pick up a bus within a block. Beaches, Inner Harbor, Nightlife and Malls are close by. It is also unquestionably the cheapest deal to be found in Victoria, with weekly rates even easier on the traveler's budget.

The homey feel lends itself to socializing and getting feedback about places all over Canada and the rest of the world.

A really multicultural trampoline from which to explore Vancouver Island and British Columbia or to chill out for a while after coming from the buzz of a large city

Victoria is unique and the Turtle Refuge Hostel makes sure your stay is unique too.

Location Information

From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal::

Take the #70 city bus into Victoria

Get off at the Fisgard and Douglas St intersection

Walk two blocks East on Fisgard St. to Quadra St.

Walk a half Block south (Right)

From The Victoria Travel Info center:

Walk North on Government St to Fisgard St.

Walk three blocks east on Fisgard St. to Quadra St.

Turn right and walk a half Block south.

From The Bus Station:

Walk north on Douglas St to Fisgard St.

Turn right and walk two blocks east up Fisgard St. to Quadra St.

Turn right and walk a half Block south.

From the Inner Harbor Ferries (Port Angeles, Bellingham and Seattle):

Walk three blocks east on Belleville St (towards the Legislative buildings)

Turn left on Douglas St

Walk north to Fisgard St.

Turn right and walk two blocks east to Quadra St.

Turn right and walk a half Block south.

From Ogden Point (Seattle) Ferry Terminal:

Take the #30 or #31 buses to Fisgard St.

Walk two blocks east on Fisgard St. to Quadra St.

Turn right and walk a half Block south.

From The Airport:

Take the shuttle bus ($2) to the #70 city bus stop at McTavish and Canora Ave.

Take the #70 bus to the Fisgard and Douglas St intersection.

Walk two blocks east on Fisgard St. to Quadra St.

Walk a half Block south.

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Highlights

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room

Important Information

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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As soon as I arrived I had to pay for the hostel. The staff wanted me to pay cash & I had to ask for receipt to get it. (It seemed they wanted to avoid tax).
Then I was shown the room. It was horrible. It smelled & the bed sheets were dirty.

I decided not to stay & I went to get my money back, but after long debate I was only given 50% refund & not the whole refund.

I saw that the hostel provides accommodation also to workers (construction workers I guess). I don't think this is a hostel, but a cheap accommodation for workers.

In addition the staff is very unpleasant & not helpful at all.
Don't go to the hostel is my best recommendation.

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I heard great reviews about this hostel and the pics looked cool, but then we got there.
The owner and his wife didn't really speak good english and were hard to understand. The rooms smelled and were tiny, when I opened the door I hit the bunk bed and had to squeeze in the door. The bathrooms were used by EVERYONE! no separate bathrooms for guys and gals. shower in only one of them, and even that didn't look good. Note to girls if you are staying at this hostel get there before dark because this hostel is located in a not so good part of town, I didn't feel safe walking from downtown to the hostel and I had two friends with me.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

After looking at some previous reviews of this hostel, they don't really do it justice. The turtle is one of the better hostels I have stayed in, I have no gripes and would recommend it to anyone.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Car Parking
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Safety deposit
  • Secure lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Washing machines

Extras

  • Linen – FREE
  • Airport Pick Up – 20.00CAD
  • Luggage Room – 2.00CAD

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