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29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love this backpackers, and have been coming over for abt 2 years now. Its very tidy, and central, 1 min from the bus stop n werherspoons n the beach n the harbour. Very laid back, like a hotel where u don't feel overwatched...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a number of rooms for our group of 12 as a one night stay before getting the ferry to Lundy. The staff accommodated a number of changes to our booking and could not have been more helpful. The rooms were spot on and...More

1  Thank Helen S
Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean BackpackersResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Helen! Thank you for your lovely review! We were very happy to assist with all the changes prior to your booking to ensure that everyone in the group enjoyed their stay and glad to hear the rooms were spot on! We hope you had...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

I was amazed and delighted to discover a single room here for £26. I arrived early and was welcomed by the Manageress who let me leave a bag to lighten my load until official 16:00 check-in time. Unusually, I had the whole of the top...More

Thank Caroline S
Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean BackpackersResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Great to hear that you were really pleased with your single room and that you plan to return now you know where we are! We very much value your feedback and although...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I booked Ocean backpackers as we were a mixed group of adults all arriving at different times and needed one nights accommodation with a very early start to get the ferry to Lundy. Becca was a welcoming host and made sure we had all we...More

1  Thank Julie S
Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean BackpackersResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Julie! Thank you so much for your review! Really great to hear that everyone had a good nights sleep before your trip to Lundy Island and that you found us to be really clean and comfortable during your stay!! Hope you had a fabulous...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome place, excellent people and spotlessly clean, very friendly, found room for me at short notice, plenty of info on what's on and to do in the surrounding area, I will be returning soon looking forward to my next adventure, cheers

1  Thank Karl W
Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean BackpackersResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Karl! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! So pleased that you found us an "awesome, clean and friendly" place to stay! We look forward to you returning for your next adventures! All the best!

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Ocean Backpackers is a contemporary hostel situated close to Ilfracombe's picturesque fishing harbour. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ilfracombe has many shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is filled with curious coastal charm. The harbour is home to Damien Hirst's 20m statue Verity and trips to Lundy Island, coastal cruises, sea-life safaris and diving are available from the quay. Local attractions include Ilfracombe Aquarium, and the award winning Tunnels Beaches. Surfers' favourites Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive away. Adventure swimming, sea-kayaking, quad biking and horse riding are also available. Ilfracombe is the start of the NCN route 27 Coast to Coast ride and the South West Coast Path provides wonderful coastal walks with stunning scenery. Facilities include a lounge, free Internet/WiFi, self-catering kitchen, surfboard/bike storage and a free car park. Weekly discounts and large group whole hostel bookings are available on request.

Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Budget, Family, Charming
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
USD 45 - USD 94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIlfracombe
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (7)
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"Quiet rooms well furnished for the money."
22 Apr. 2018
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"Dorms are excellent value for money and during the winter I even had a dorm to myself"
27 Feb. 2018
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"Top floor is quietest"
27 Sep. 2017
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"Upgrade to a private room"
24 Sep. 2017
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