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! 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:

55:- 1×8, 5×6, 1 x single, 2 x double, 3 x double & bunk.


Mar-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.

Ask for:

Chris and Abby


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.

News & Offers

Easter weekend by the seaside

Easter weekend by the seaside

Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe has rooms available for Easter Weekend

Do you fancy Easter by the seaside.  Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe have availability in their en-suite rooms which sleep up to 6 people.  Prices are £16 per person  Sunday-Thursday and £17 Fridays and Saturdays. Ilfracombe has so much to offer, the Harbour (a minutes walk from us) is a working fishing Harbour and is the home to Damien Hirsts statue ‘Verity’. There is an aquarium nearby and the Tunnels Beaches with some of the best rock pooling in the country.  Ilfracombe has a lot of history from tales of smugglers to the grand old days in Victorian times when holiday makers would flock to Ilfracombe by train and breathe in the fresh sea air!  There is a very quirky museum where many a tale of the town can be found.  Or you could just walk the North Devon cliffs and take in the sea air.

Ocean Backpackers closed for winter referb.

Ocean Backpackers closed for winter referb.

We are just about to close our doors and will re-open next March!

It is the first winter in 15 years that Ocean Backpackers has closed!   It feels very weird not to be expecting  guests to arrive at any minute.  We have been conducting a full refurbishment over the last twelve months.  The outside has been re-painted, we have new windows and the and roof repairs are done.  Now its time to concentrate on refurbishing the inside!   Come and have a looking at the sparking new interior when we re-open next March!

Visit picturesque Ilfracombe

Visit picturesque Ilfracombe

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!!

Contact Ocean Backpackers:

01271 867835 Mob: 07866 667716 MessageView website