Ocean Backpackers, 29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BJ
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, patio area and free car park. 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 fastly 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. Weekly discounts are available and the whole hostel can be hired for exclusive use.This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.
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Ocean Backpackers is by the harbour opposite the bus station. For more detailed directions go to the website and click on directions.
Direct coaches from London Victoria/Heathrow/Plymouth/Exeter. By train take the Tarka line to Barnstaple then bus to Ilfracombe.
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the SW Coast Path.
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Ocean Backpackers provides ideal accommodation for school groups.
Ocean Backpackers provides ideal accommodation for school groups, so what does Ilfracombe have to offer for school education. Well, the Harbour (a minutes walk from the accommodation) is a working fishing Harbour and is the home to Damien Hirsts statue ‘Verity’. There is an aquarium in the harbour and the Tunnels Beaches ( a short walk away) have some of the best rock pooling in the country and a fascinating Victorian history. Ilfracombe has a lot of history from tales of smugglers and pirates to the grand old days in Victorian times when holiday makers would flock to Ilfracombe by train and breathe in the fresh sea air!! Take your group to Ilfracombes quirky museum where many a tale of the town can be recalled!!
Ocean Backpackers, in Ilfracomb Harbour.
Ocean Backpackers, in Ilfracombe Harbour, is on the South West Coast Path overlooking Lundy Island. Route 27 of the Devon Coast-to-Coast cycle track passes nearby. There is some great surfing on Woolacombe, Croyde and Putsborough beaches. Ocean Backpackers has undergone a full refurbishment in 2016. The outside has been re-painted, with new windows, and there is a sparking new interior.
Close to the harbour with easy access to beautiful Devon coast and countryside, Ocean Backpackers is your perfect base in Ilfracombe.
Ocean Backpackers is situated in Ilfracombe, North Devon.The location could not be more perfect as we are very close to the picturesque harbour which is now famous for Damien Hirst’s statue “Verity”. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and virtually on the South West Coastal Path with all it’s spectacular coastal walks. We are situated close to the start of Route 27 Coast-to-Coast Cycle track from Ilfracombe to Plymouth and Woolacombe Beach (Best Beach in Britain 2015 – voted by Trip Advisor) and a great surf spot is only a short drive away. Ilfracombe is famous for its curious, coastal charm and is becoming well know as an arts and culinary destination with a great range of galleries and restaurants in its Artisan Quarter. Check out our website for events and activities such as coasteering, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking, horse riding, quad biking……that take place nearby!!