Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ocean Backpackers is situated close to Ilfracombe's picturesque harbour. This cool, clean and friendly hostel offers excellent facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, divers as well as families, schools and activity groups. Facilities include a self-catering kitchen, dining area, communal lounge with free internet/WiFi, large storage basement, and patio area. Nestled in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ilfracombe has many shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants.The harbour became home to Damien Hirst's statue, Verity, in 2012 and is rapidly becoming an arts destination. Ilfracombe is the start of the Route 27 Coast to Coast ride to Plymouth and the South West Coast Path provides wonderful walks with stunning scenery that take your breath away! It is just a short drive to the sandy surf beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton and the spectacular Exmoor National Park. We welcome groups of all sizes that enjoy the buzz of a Backpackers and have a love of the great outdoors! Dog friendly rooms available on request and the whole hostel can be hired for exclusive use. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 May 2022
    Amazing, can't express how much the staff and the ambiance of ocean backpackers made my holiday 💙 10 out of 10 on all aspects
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    This place is everything you could wish for after long days on the south west coast path. Comfortable, clean and friendly.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2022
    This is as close as you get to a perfect hostel. Toilets and shower rooms were always super clean. Dorm rooms were spacious with good ventilation. There were literally multiple layers of security to the room. And in perfect location to walk to the beach and city centre.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 May 2021
    Only downside is the church clock right outside the window striking every hour even through the night!! I know you can't control the clock which is why I've still given high score.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    Very good location. nice staff and helpful.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Aug 2021
    My stay at Ocean Backpackers was great. The staff was very nice and it was a chilled atmosphere. Each room has their own bathroom which was very nice. At night it did get a bit cold so if you are thinking of staying at the hostel, bring warm pyjamas. The common areas were spacious and the kitchen is definitely equipped for cooking.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 May 2022
    Good location, easy access. I stayed mid-week and it was pretty quiet. Seemed like I had the place to myself most of the time. Staff are friendly and chilled out. Decent kitchen and living space. I was in a dorm of 5, which I can imagine would feel very small/busy if it were full to capacity as the beds are packed in there. I would echo what other reviews say about the door codes though - I wonder how often they’re changed. Overall, a good stay and decent value for money.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Jun 2021
    value for money very friendly staff
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Jul 2021
    Perfect location, reasonable price, clean and comfortable room, and a well appointed kitchen. It was exactly what I needed. My only negative was the security as it is all done via key code and the code for my room was presented to me on a board for me to take a photo of with other guests stood behind me who could all see the code to my room. I think the door key codes should be communicated in a more secure manner. All in all though, it was perfect for what I needed, a very comfortable stay.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 2.6


    24 Aug 2021
    Never stay here really awful place you would be better off camping total s**t hole was booked in for three nights I could only do one night got no sleep sharing a room with over ten people why would anyone do this also when I asked for a refund because I hated the experience and was told by a unfriendly manager that I had no chance of a refund so I lost 40 pounds just make sure you know what your booking before paying anything big mistakes can cost and ruin your Devonshire experience believe me!
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi