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Ocean Backpackers

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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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Windsor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night, room was clean, beds a bit rough, needs better mattress and better bunk beds. Bathroom was ok. Had a kitchen on our floor, place was quiet, we sleep well so no massive issues with staying here, free bike storage was a bonus and right in town.

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Frankenthal, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight and had one room. The hostels runs at that time by two young german students. It was simply, small but clean and close to the beach. It has at least two kitchens and a supermarket was not too fare. We even could park at the hostel. So given what we paid it was really a positiv experience.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here recently and thought it was good value, the room was clean and shower worked well. It is in a very good location just by the harbour. There is free parking, but you do get blocked in, so you are at the mercy of other guests, which was slightly disappointing. At the end of the day its a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed here twice never had every problems, nice big kitchen and lounge right in the centre of ilfracombe very close to ice cream and little holiday shops bunch of places for cream/afternoon tea and there's a lovely wetherspoons about a minute walk away we would go there for breakfast and dinner some days. Only ever stayed in the dorm rooms... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My best friend and I stayed here during the Easter holidays while we were hiking along the South West Coast Path. We discovered that the hostel welcomes walkers and surfers alike, and the manager was quick to pay a great deal of interest in our hike: how far we had come, where we were headed next etc. We paid in... More 

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glasgow
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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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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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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 

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