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Ocean Backpackers

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29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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