Take the M4 until you reach Bristol. Take the M5 and head South. At junction 27 take the A361 signposted Barnstaple. Stay on the A361 until you reach Barnstaple and follow the signs to Ilfracombe.
Take the A39 up to Barnstaple and then follow signs to Ilfracombe.
Take the M5 or the A37 to Barnstaple and then follow the signs.
At the roundabout at Mullacott Cross (Restaurant/Caravan site "Cooks Island") go straight across and descend the hill into the town. At the first set of traffic lights (DIY shop on corner) turn left, drive for 1km past the Landmark Theater (two domes) and continue onto a one way street. We are the big blue building just past the church on the right. There is parking for 6 cars at the rear of the Hostel.
National Express Coaches arrive at Ilfracombe's main bus station just opposite Ocean Backpackers Hostel From London Victoria, Heathrow, Birmingham and Taunton.
Trains connect from across the country with Exeter. From Exeter hop on the scenic Tarka line railway to Barnstaple and then take a regular local bus to Ilfracombe (main bus station). When you arrive look out for a gravel driveway next to the church, this is our car park at the rear of the building:
29 St.James Place
Tel: 01271 867 835
"We had a fantastic time at Ocean Backpackers. As a connoisseur of hostels from a former life,this one was right up there-friendly staff, excellent facilities and a warm welcoming atmosphere. It's also perfectly placed for the Harbour and trips to Lundy and fishing (good cafe next door as well. )This time I was with a school trip, showing a dozen teenagers the delights of North Devon. Recommend highly!"