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North Devon Independent Backpacking Hostel

Ocean Backpackers is an independently owned hostel with a homely atmosphere, relaxed check-in times and no curfew. This cool, clean and friendly budget accommodation has a self-catering kitchen, communal lounge, large storage basement and car park.

The hostel offers excellent facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, divers as well as families, activity groups, schools and of course the independant traveller.

Situated in Ilfracombe, a quaint North Devon coastal town built around an ancient Victorian fishing port, we are central not only to the harbour itself but also the bus station, high street, cliffs, pubs, cafés and restaurants.

We have the spectacular South West Coastal Path almost on our doorstep and we are also close to the start of the Devon coast to coast cycle route 27 and the Tarka Trail.

 Just a short drive away you will find the sandy surf beaches of Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe Bay.

We welcome any age of national and international travellers and groups of all sizes here to enjoy the big outdoors.

You can even hire the whole 56 bed hostel at certain times. Please contact us for more details.

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Ever wondered what coasteering is all about? Want to know what other watersports are on offer here in sunny Ilfracombe. Check out this recent you tube video from h2Outdoor Book your budget self-catering Easter break here at Ocean Backpackers and have some great fun with all the family. The kids will love it!!!!  ...

Devon/ Exmoor Walking Festival

The North Devon and Exmoor Festival 2014 is taking place from the 26th April -4th May 2014. The first two days are focused around the Ilfracombe area and the scenic boat trip to Lundy Island with a guided walk once there has been re-introduced. We have plenty of dorm space available plus double rooms, family rooms, twin rooms and a single room. Here at Ocean Backpackers, North Devon we offer budget self-catering accomdation and make walkers feel most welcome!We offer excellent facilit...

The Third Floor Is Open!

Yes, it's official!! The third floor of Ocean Backpackers, Ilfracombe is now open for everyone to enjoy!!  Comprising of two family rooms that sleep four each, one double room with a sea view and one single/twin room, it is ideal for friends and families who want a self-catering holiday at budget prices but want a bit of luxury too! Sleeping up to 12, the third floor has a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. There is no lounge but all guests are welcome t...

Our Third Floor!

So here is an update of the new third floor here at Ocean Backpackers, Ilfracombe!! The furniture is in, the kitchen is equipped, the alarm system has been installed and the beds are made!! Yes, we are very close to finishing the third floor ready for mid December. It consists of two family rooms, a double room and a twin room and can sleep up to 12. There are two newly renovated bathrooms and a bright kitchen with free tea and coffee supplies!! Why did we do it?? Well...

Cycle Ilfracombe To Brittany!

Ocean Backpackers is exceptionally pleased to be the start of La Velodyssee cycle route from Ilfracombe to Brittany!!! It links the Route 27 coast-to-coast cycle route from Ilfracombe to Plymouth with Brittany via the Plymouth to Roscoff  ferry. All details can be found on You can find out all about Route 27 in our cycle section and here at Ocean Backpackers we do everything possible to ensure that cyclists have a fabulous stay with us. We offer secure ...

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