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Ocean Backpackers

29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's clean, tidy but a couple of problems to note. The electricity cut off in the evening, one of the other guests fixed it (fuse box maybe?). There isn't always someone on the premises to help, depends on the time of day. A mobile number is provided at the entrance, but I found I didn't have a signal in the... More

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. Sorry the lamp did not work, it might have been the bulb blowing that tripped the electrics which can happen sometimes. The sign on the shower asks guests to make sure the screen door is closed properly otherwise it will leak. Reception times are 9am - 12 pm and 4pm - 10pm so yes there... More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A party of 4 stayed in the six-room (en-suite!) bunk room for a couple of nights separated by cycling the Devon coast-to-coast route. Ideal start and finish - really clean, great atmosphere and friendly staff and owner. Not sure I would have liked being one of the other two if they had booked the other beds, though. Kitchen was spacious,... More

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are looking to replace all our bunk mattresses soon so hopefully next time you will sleep even better even in a bunk bed!!! We are as you say great for cyclicts starting or finishing the Devon coast to coast so thanks for mentioning that. Hope to see you again sometime. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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... More

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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. More

Saffron Walden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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... More

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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. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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... More

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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. More

Southampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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.... More

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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. More

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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... More

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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. More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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... More

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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. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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... More

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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. More

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Address: 29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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