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“Excellent group stay here on the cheap - and its ensuite :-)”
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Cracking value for money for our group stay. Abby & Co are a credit to the leisure & tourism industry ;-)

Room Tip: book in advance. Abby & Co can be very accommodating (excuse the pun).
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed at Ocean Backpacker for a walking weekend at the start of September 2011.
The dormitory we stayed in was very clean and the beds were comfortable.
The establishment seemed to attract sociable, tidy and well mannered guests.
Everyone contributed to keeping the kitchen clean and tidy and there were no noise problems.
The location is an excellent base for walking on Exmoor National Park, we took a breathtaking route on the coastal path from Combe Martin to Hunters Inn.
Laura (the manager) was always helpful and accommodating.
The common area was a great place to relax after a tiring day out walking.
The cost was perfect for budget weekend.
My only critiscism was that one shower did not seem to have a working lock on it.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Stayed for 2 nights over August bank holiday weekend during a visit to the area for surfing. Friendly staff, but not to the point of interfering. Very nice large lounge with big tv. Free wifi. Room was a 6 bed (3 bunk beds) and was ideal for what we needed, with an en-suite bathroom. Reasonably peaceful at night, well-priced (about £14 a night) and hassle-free. Because we filled the 6 beds ourselves, there were no issues with security, but the doors operate on a code basis, rather than a key, which saves taking it to the beach with you. No meals included but loads of nice cafes around. My only complaint would be that the curtains in the bedroom are very thin so you get woken up quite early if you're sleeping by the window. Overall, stress-free visit and would recommend to young travellers looking for somewhere just to sleep, have a shower and relax in the evenings. Also has a kitchen for self-catering, but didn't use it. Took about 15 mins to drive to Woolacombe to surf.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Such an interesting place, really sociable layout and friendly that all together provides a really comfetable stay

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $51 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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