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Ocean Backpackers

29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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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Sydney, Australia
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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
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

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is our group's second time to this great backpackers. We're keen surfers, this place has everything and is great value. The staff are really friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are perfect, well equiped kitchen, free wifi and computer, surf board/wetsuit drying room, bike storage, parking nearby, proximity to surf spots, set in a pleasant habour town... More

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Address: 29 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Ocean Backpackers is a contemporary hostel situated close to Ilfracombe's picturesque fishing harbour. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ilfracombe has many shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is filled with curious coastal charm. The harbour is home to Damien Hirst's 20m statue Verity and trips to Lundy Island, coastal cruises, sea-life safaris and diving are available from the quay. Local attractions include Ilfracombe Aquarium, and the award winning Tunnels Beaches. Surfers' favourites Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive away. Adventure swimming, sea-kayaking, quad biking and horse riding are also available. Ilfracombe is the start of the NCN route 27 Coast to Coast ride and the South West Coast Path provides wonderful coastal walks with stunning scenery. Facilities include a lounge, free Internet/WiFi, self-catering kitchen, surfboard/bike storage and a free car park. Weekly discounts and large group whole hostel bookings are available on request. ... more   less 
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