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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for two nights whilst backpacking. I have noticed a lot of the reviews on here are negative, however can I firstly say you get what you pay for. This is a cheap hostel, I don't know why people are expecting a 5* experience. I don't have any complaints as it was a low cost... More 

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ireland
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stayed recently for one night in this hostel. Given bed linen, no towels, if you wanted a towel you have to rent them. About a 10 minute walk to the centre of things, not far and close to the bus stop to the ferry. Had to give a $10 key deposit. Interesting hostel, one night was pretty much enough for... More 

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Vancouver BC Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was recently in search of a place to stay in Victoria...for a future tenant awaiting his room in my house to become available. He was from far away so I offered to do the telephoning. It was a weekend and everywhere was booked but I encountered a most disturbing interaction. Wanting to find him the least expensive option, I... More 

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Thank Boolfrog
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a private room. The room was dirty and noisy, the sheets were definitely not changed, there were hairs on the sheets and they charge for towels. The location is fair, 20 minutes walk from downtown. We needed to leave early in the morning I had to give the keys back by 11 pm the... More 

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Thank Antonio B
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A very nice place near the center of Victoria. It's a very charming hostel painted in bright colors. Very cheap! The only bad thing was the short beds. Very friendly and helpful staff with a large knowledge about the city. Showers were nice and clean. 😊

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1 Thank Freja H
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The low price is not worth the dirt and awful beds. They have these vinyl covers on the mattresses which probably haven't been replaced in decades. The sheets are so cheap the fitted one comes loose every time you move so you find yourself on the gross vinyl covering all night. I really believe the owner is beginning to lose... More 

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3 Thank vbarrettpoetry
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

The (only) good thing : location is close to downtown. The rest : bedroom very dirty, dust on the mattresses, bathrooms are probably never cleaned (i will avoid details here), the common kitchen looks pretty dirty too, and the constant smell of wet dog all over the hostel. The owners were nice to us, but it's not enough. This place... More 

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2 Thank mademoizailebow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private room at Turtle Hostel. Sue was very kind and welcoming and our room was clean and the showers were hot. Everything we could ask for. Would recommend it anyone when coming to Victoria. Close to downtown and where you want to be. Cheap yet value for money.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

So I stayed here for a couple of weeks in February. It was the cheapest place in town and for that, you get exactly your money's worth. I don't know if this place is as bad as some of the other reviewers would say, but they're not entirely innacurate. The place is small, old and dreary. The colour scheme is... More 

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Thank DScanlon
Karlsruhe, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you need a really cheap place just to sleep and take a shower, this is it. If you're looking for comfort or partying, don't go there. Pros: - cheap! - walking distance from downtown/harbour - restrooms sufficiently clean - discounts for whale watching and other activities - Free Wi-Fi, working satisfactorily Cons: - must keep absolutely quiet after 11pm... More 

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Additional Information about Turtle Hostel

Address: 1608 Quadra St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2L4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: RM107 - RM227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Turtle Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“I must admit I have not seen inside the rooms..nor do I wish to.”
 of 5 bubbles Boolfrog, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cheapest single rooms in Victoria”
 of 5 bubbles sebastiank230, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Dorm Room, are excellent changes as been made, it not so crowded and it clean, private room varies, but price was good,”
 of 5 bubbles alphonses94, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay here! Period! There are NO good rooms. Filthy dirty!”
 of 5 bubbles cherylb982, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“None of the rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles 86kateh, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
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