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Turtle Hostel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2013

don't stay here I told Sue the manager she had bedbugs and of course she blamed me on bringing them there even though I had just started my trip, nice try Sue and thanks for not taking ownership ...by now there will be bedbugs all over BC... also many other disturbing things went on at this hostel but to keep...

9Thank Jennifer H
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is classified as a back packer hostel but it is more for transients. People LIVE there! The place was dirty, viny mattresses, lots of garbage in the kitchen. One guy said a stray cat jumped through his window one night and slept with him. As mentioned in one of the other review, the poor Asian woman running this place...

5Thank Kate H
Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

What a nightmare it was trying to book here & made worse by waking up with dozens of bed bug bites :-( We called twice to book but was told by the lady at reception to call back later as she was too busy but they had availability! Third call lucky, we were able to book, well we thought we...

5Thank worldwide_wandererz
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The place is cheap, but so is everything with it! You kind of feel sorry for the mess the elderly manager built for herself. She has absolutely no control over the place, who´s staying in which room, who´s paid or how long they are staying. She tried to bring some new guest into our room while we were sleeping(forgetting that...

5Thank jane d
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2013

The only acceptable thing about this hostel is the price. The rooms are uncomfortable, and questionably clean. The woman in charge does, as stated in other reviews, barge in unannounced. The other guests are questionable, and intimidating. The shower was so nasty that we opted to drive around looking for a public pool to shower in instead, despite having driven...

3Thank Waxrainbow
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The place is very small, the rooms are cramped, the beds are metal bunkbeds and squeek to high heaven, good luck getting a good nights sleep!! If you want laundery done, you cant do your own, the woman of the place must do it for you at $6 a load. The smells to the place are terrible in kitchen and...

3Thank Kevin O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2013

The only thing that recommends this place is the price of $20! Small and cramped rooms, uncomfortable beds and a weird smell. We stayed for one night and left fairly pronto in the morning, but it did the job so can't complain too much because of the cheap price.

2Thank hcmknight
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2013

looks good from the outside, wait until you see the inside. Its a homeless hostel that is not well maintained, super cheap room for a reason, had fun there anyway, just low class. Many strange people living there and watching tv. Could really use repairs or care, also some smell in bathroom and you dont feel like taking shower there.

4Thank Marc L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Arriving late in Victoria, we opted for the easiest cheapest place we could find just for the night. If cheap is what you are looking for, cheap is what you get! Plenty of interesting characters to amuse you and interesting decor (faux leather sponge mattresses, really?) We stayed for as shorter time as possible, left ASAP in the morning. But...

3Thank AnnieC-J93
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I agree with much of what has been stated under those who have critiqued this hostel in the negative sense and therefore will not repeat. Not sure if linen was clean and couldn't sleep in dorm that was meant for 4 but the fifth bed makes the room very small. All 4 out of 5 could not sleep because beds...

4Thank Sophejean

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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: RM98 - RM214 (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.”
Boolfrog, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cheapest single rooms in Victoria”
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,”
alphonses94, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay here! Period! There are NO good rooms. Filthy dirty!”
cherylb982, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“None of the rooms!”
86kateh, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
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