What is the policy for unaccompanied under eighteens? Under eighteens making a group booking must each complete a booking form and return it to us along with a parental signature. A group of under eighteens cannot book the whole backpackers for exclusive use. Group sizes of under eighteens are limited.
Do you allow single sex groups? Yes.
How many can you accommodate? 56.
Do you have car parking facilities? Yes.There is room on our driveway for six cars on a first come first served basis.Otherwise there is a public car park opposite the backpackers. However, the cheapest public car park is in the Long stay part of the Harbour called Marine Drive where parking is £3.10 ALL DAY and FREE overnight.
What time is check-in? Check-in time is after 4pm although you can check in earlier with prior arrangement.
Do you allow dogs? We accept well behaved dogs if you have booked our double/family room or a dorm for exclusive use. Please notify us when booking.
Do you allow stag and hen parties? Yes. Although for larger groups we encourage stag and hen groups to book out the whole hostel so other guests are not disturbed!
Do you provide bedding? Yes-you just need to bring towels or hire one for £1.
Is you kitchen fully equipped? Yes.
Can you store bikes/surfboards etc securely? Yes-in our large secure basement.
What's the latest check in time? If your check-in time is going to be after 10pm it has to be pre-arranged. Please ring us before you travel to let us know what time to expect you if it is after 10pm. We do not have a night porter so we will need to make provision for someone to be covering reception.
Can you hire the whole hostel? Yes. We are perfect for activity breaks, family gatherings and celebrations. Please contact us for a quote as prices vary at certain times of the year.
Do I have to share with others? You do not have to share a room with others if you do not want to. We have a single/twin room and en-suite double rooms with a single occupancy rate. However, sharing a room is a great way of meeting new people and is of course the cheaper option!
Do you provide travel cots? These are available on request.
Do you organise activities? We do not organise activities ourselves. The activities page on our website has details of activity providers in the local area. Please contact us if you would like ideas for your particular group.
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Ocean Backpackers 29 St.James Place Ilfracombe Devon EX34 9BJ