Hostels in Devon : Self catering hostel and group accommodation in Ilfracombe


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.

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Ocean Backpackers | Hostels in Devon : Self catering hostel and group accommodation in Ilfracombe


or call Chris and Abby on
01271 867835 Mob: 07866 667716

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Rooms & Beds:

54:- 1×8, 5×6, 1 x single, 2 x double, 3 x double & bunk


Feb-Nov. Reception 9-12pm and 4pm-10pm. No curfew.

Price per night:

Dorm beds £13.00-£19.00. Double rooms £42-£48 per room.


Booking advised but not essential.


Ocean Backpackers is by the harbour opposite the bus station. For more detailed directions go to the website and click on directions.

Public Transport:

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 by the sea, 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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Book Ocean Backpackers for your family and freinds

Book Ocean Backpackers for your family and freinds

I can’t think of a better place to take my family and friends, in the vibrant harbour of Ifracombe close to the beaches of the North Devon Coast.

Book the whole Ocean Backpackers for your family and friends.  The whole hostel is available for exclusive use at any time of the year.  This includes February half term and the week from Easter Monday, if you book soon.   This character building in Ilfracombe Harbour has 12 bedrooms and sleeps up to 54 people.  So there’s rooms for all your family and friends.  February half term (9th-16th Feb) or from Easter Monday (2nd-9th April) you can book 7 nights for £2400.  That’s just £7 per person per night if you fill the house.


 “We booked out the Ocean Backpackers for a large family holiday in August. We had a great time here, it’s a really central location in Ilfracombe close to the harbour, shops and restaurants & a choice of supermarkets nearby.  The hostel was perfect for a large family group with a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge area and computer, TVs, WIFI and games etc to keep the kids occupied. Plenty of space to sit around and eat & relax in the evenings. The hostel is clean and comfortable and had everything we needed to make our stay in ilfracombe relaxed and enjoyable.  Thanks Abby and Chris for being so endlessly accommodating!! I will definitely be recommending Ocean Backpackers to my friends.”

Why take your school group to Ilfracombe ?

Why take your school group to Ilfracombe ?

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!!

Great location, Great welcome

Great location, Great welcome

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.

Contact Ocean Backpackers:

01271 867835 Mob: 07866 667716MessageView website