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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.
Ocean Backpackers | Hostels in Devon : Self catering hostel and group accommodation in Ilfracombe

Contact Ocean Backpackers

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', has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the SW Coast Path.

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Ilfracombe- the seaside town with a vibe!

Ilfracombe- the seaside town with a vibe!

Located at the hub of exciting outdoor adventures!

Ocean Backpackers is located in the seaside town of Ilfracombe, close to the picturesque Harbour. Almost neighboring Ilfracombe is the, just as delightful, seaside town of Woolacombe, and nearby to them both are the famous South West Coast Path and Route 27 coast-to-coast track! Croyde and Saunton are home to excellent surf beaches- Ocean Backpackers offers equipment stores and drying rooms for your boards and gear :). The Exmoor National park is home to outstandingly beautiful nature and purifying fresh air: seaside breezes! 


Ocean Backpackers

Ocean Backpackers

Plan your Easter stay-cation at Ocean Backpackers, Ilfracombe!

Ocean Backpackers is offering a SPECIAL DEAL for the Easter weekend to all Independent Hostel Guide followers! The offer is open from the 30th March until the 2nd April 2018.

Book a private room or dorm and receive 10% off your stay if you book directly by ringing us on 01271 867835. Just quote OBEASTER10 at the time of booking!




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!!

Contact Ocean Backpackers:

01271 867835 Mob: 07866 667716MessageView website