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103 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

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103 Total Reviews
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Aug 04, 2022
I only stayed one night - checked in late and left early...but the staff were super helpful to make sure I was able to get in and sort myself out - clear instructions and all the info I needed in a helpful text, and a comfy place to stay. Thank you so much.
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Male, 41+
Aug 01, 2022
I stayed at Ocean Backpackers Youth Hostel for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The team were inviting, friendly and welcoming. I was given great local food recommendations and also enjoyed the huge kitchen space. I was staying to surf at Woolacombe beach, a great place for learning to surf.
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Female, 18-24
Jul 03, 2022
What a delightful place! Lovely people, great staff! Got some great tips off the owner and did them all. Visited Lyndon and Lymouth, coastal hike to Lee, Morte point walk to see seals, Croyde and Putsborough for beach time and S and P fishmongers for some damn tasty seafood. The facilities are great 👌 although the table in the kitchen may be overkill 😉. If you’re looking to do Devon I’d highly recommend. See you next time x
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi