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Ocean Backpackers

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29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

12 of us stayed here for the weekend on a WI weekend away. The hostel is in an ideal location, very close to the harbour and a fantastic new Wetherspoons ideal for breakfast and refillable coffee. The weather wasn't kind to us but we had a really enjoyable weekend in Ilfracombe, visiting the Tunnels Beaches, Periwinkle Cafe, Verity, and Saunton... More 

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I will take on board the idea of a keypad at the back which is a good one. You will be pleased to hear that if you do return and are not in the same room that you would have an en-suite bathroom... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A party of 6, we used Ocean Backpackers as a base to walk sections of the SWCP. A friendly greeting at the reception, we had booked a 6 berth on suite room which was clean and warm. Comfortable lounge area a well equipt self catering kitchen. My group enjoyed their stay here and would be happy to return. Just a... More 

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear you enjoyed you stay with us. We have now purchased some plugs for the sinks so thanks for letting us know they were needed (not quite sure what happens to the ones that were there!). Unfortunately the car park out the back is no longer free overnight as they have... More 

South Molton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed this weekend in a lovely clean room with a sea view, the bed was really comfortable the whole building was clean and modern nicer than some hotels we have stayed in. Despite there big a large party staying there at the same time we didn't see or hear them. Thank you Chris and Abby we will be coming... More 

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much we look forward to your return!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stayed for a weekend with an Under-16 group of Rugby players and parents. Took over the whole hostel. Kids and parents really enjoyed the hostel - spacious kitchen to make group breakfasts, plenty of room to chill out late i the evening and even free guitars to sing along to badly. Parents with smaller siblings used the top floor and... More 

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ChrisTappenden, Owner at Ocean Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you can get another tour organised and we will see you all again soon. Please note that if you do return the car park is now charging £1.00 for overnight parking. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We found this a great place to stay. Clean, tidy, kitchen on top floor with toilets and showers there as well. Nice to have off street car parking. Easy walk to harbour, shops and hill. Highly recommended. Wi-fi good in main dining room.

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Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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... 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Thank you for your review glad to hear to enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the location. More 

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