Ocean Backpackers

Ocean Backpackers is situated at the START of the Devon coast to coast route 27. Quality budget self catering accommodation with a great communal kitchen, lounge, secure bike storage and drying room.


Ocean Backpackers is a clean and homely hostel in a perfect location which offers comfortable and spacious accommodation at great prices.
The North Devon hostel (built by a master boatmen in 1860) underwent an extensive renovation in 1999 to create an upmarket international hostel. We are a minutes walk form Ilfracombe Harbour and the main bus stop, which brings coaches form London Victoria, Heathrow and Birmingham.
Ilfracombe is situated in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) It's surrounded by breathtaking coastline and wonderful walking country (South West Coast Path) It’s full of curious coastal charm and has an abundance of cafes, galleries, restaurants and friendly local pubs!
Many guests return to Ocean Backpackers again and again. We welcome anyone of any age (from the single traveller to a group of 56) that enjoy the buzz of a backpackers and have a love of the great outdoors!
Book by the bed/room, hire our third floor that sleeps 12 for sole use or hire out the whole 56 bed backpackers. Weekly and group hire discounts available.


From around £15.00


  • Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Secure Bike Lockup
  • Dry Room
  • Bike Washing
  • Clothes Washing
  • WiFi
  • Credit Cards
  • Patio

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29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BJ

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1x En-Suite Double

2x En-Suite Family

1x Single

1x Double

4x Dorm - 6 Beds

1x Dorm - 8 Beds

2x Family