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Ocean Backpackers

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I took 40ish students (16-20yrs) in April, they were spread over dorm like rooms with 6/8 beds (predominantly bunks) pretty much had the whole place, there is also smaller other self contained rooms at the top of the premises, this was ideal for staff. The ground floor had a large common area with computer/Internet connection/Wi-Fi/TV/games etc... which were put to...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Always nice to get a positive review from a school/college group. Hope to see you again in the future.

Saffron Walden
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I spent 4 nights at the Ocean backpackers hostel with a couple of friends and cannot complement the friendlieness, cleanliness, and general feelgood atmosphere the hostel had to offer. The laid back nature of the owners meant the hostel appeals to a wide range of people and it is a hostel I would wholeheartedly recommend everyday of the week! Love...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks guys it was a pleasure having you stay with us and always nice to get a positive review from a young group friends. Hope to see you again sometime.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2014

5 of us shared a 6-bed dormitory (3 bunk beds). It was clean, had an en suite with excellent shower and was just right for an overnight stay. There is a well equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge area, wifi and use of a computer. It is very centrally placed; a minute walk from the harbour. Would definitely recommend Ocean Backpackers.

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review glad to hear to enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the location.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I've stayed here three times now and each experience has been very good. The rooms are a good size, very clean and comfortable. The owners and staff are always happy to help and are very knowledgeable about the local area. The house has a great location in Ilfracombe - one minute walk to the bus stop and there is a...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So nice to have returning guests who continue to enjoy the faciilties on offer. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Southampton
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and 5 friends stayed at Ocean Backpackers for 3 nights. Our room was relatively basic but exactly what we needed with the added luxury of an en suite. Could not fault the cleanliness of the room. The owners were lovely, always happy to help, and making our lives easier where they could. Also very knowledgable about the surrounding area....

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your review it is much appreciated and we are glad to hear you had a great stay with us and enjoyed Ilfracombe. Hope to see you again sometime.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a very nice four night stay here in a double room on the top floor. The room was clean, spacious, had good bed linen, a telly and a nice view from each of the two windows. There were two bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen for the use of guests on this floor. The top floor is like a...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Great to read you enjoyed the top floor which is a relatively new addition to the backpackers. North Devon is a wonderful place to explore and we are very pleased you based yourselves here in Ilfracombe harbour. Hope to see you again sometime.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Starting a weeks holiday in Cornwall from Bournemouth and ending in Ilfracombe. Ilfracombe is a gorgeous place. Loads to do and plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. We were lucky enough to stay at the ocean backpackers. We were on the top floor with a large kitchen shared with others. 2 bathrooms to choose from, making it hassle...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is great to read you had a good stay and made the most of the facilities available and enjoyed the harbour location we are situated. Hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I always stay here before and after I go to Lundy Island. The staff are friendly and chatty and accommodating, and always there when you need some advice or directions to the nearest pub/club! The rooms are clean and safe, and there are great social areas and a well kitted out kitchen downstairs. A place that I keep coming back...

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and hope to see you again in the not to distant future.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is our group's second time to this great backpackers. We're keen surfers, this place has everything and is great value. The staff are really friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are perfect, well equiped kitchen, free wifi and computer, surf board/wetsuit drying room, bike storage, parking nearby, proximity to surf spots, set in a pleasant habour town...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We used the top floor flat which contains 4 bedrooms for a family weekend and found it really comfortable and well equipped. We had our own kitchen for cosy family meals and the kids could either watch TV in the bedrooms or go downstairs to the large communal lounge and games room. The hostel is perfectly situated for surfing/walking along...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Backpackers

Address: 29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $51 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you don't want to share make sure 8 of you go , but we didn't have any problems.”
Melindawilli, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms available if privacy is preferred. Rooms on top floor quieter.”
bladet2016, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No lift for disabled”
145David145, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ok to stay if your not spending much time in.”
BubblesnJJ, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
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