News

News, views and events from in and around Ilfracombe, North Devon and surrounding areas.

FISHING AROUND LUNDY ISLAND

f you are coming to Ilfracombe and fancy a days fishing, a trip to lundy, wildlife spotting or snorkling with seals look no further than choppers crazy boat trips.

WOOLACOMBE BEACH

Woolacombe Beach has just been voted second Best Beach in the UK according to the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice awards 2013!!! We at Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel would definitely not argue with that!! It is truly spectacular!!

SURF'S UP IN WOOLACOMBE!!!

In case you didn't already know, Woolacombe Beach in North Devon was recently rated as the second best beach in the UK and the fifth best in Europe - so why not book a night or two at the Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel in Ilfracombe and see what all the surfing fuss is about?

OUR RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE!

When it comes to finding budget accommodation in Ilfracombe (or a place to rest your head after an exciting day of surfing in Woolacombe), the Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel is the place to be.

REFURBISHMENT COMMENCES!

We are very pleased to announce that a refurbishment is now underway at Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel. The communal lounge, hall, stairs and landings are being redecorated and one dorm is having a whole new shower unit and bathroom redecorated. We are also going to be having new carpets throughout the communal areas/stairs and landings.

FOLK AND CIDER FESTIVAL

Today sees the start of the Ilfracombe Folk and Cider Festival.

VERITY LOOKS AMAZING!!!!

Although she is still undergoing the finishing touches, Damien Hirst's 'Verity' is now in place at the gateway into Ilfracombe Harbour. She looks magnificent against the spectacular rugged cliffs of Hillsborough. Here at Ocean Backpackers we absolutely love her and consider her a very welcomed addition to the town!!!

NEW LOOK FOR OUR FAMILY ROOM!

We have now refurbished our family room! It has a new comfy bed, new curtains and new bedding and has had a fresh lick of paint too.

SCHOOL CYCLE CHALLENGE!!

Thank you to Beechen Cliff school in Bath who hired the whole backpackers and stayed with us last night for the second year running. Hope you enjoyed all the facilities that our fab North Devon Independent youth Hostel has to offer.

HIRST'S STATUE TO GO AHEAD!

We say congratulations to Ilfracombe and thank you Damien Hirst!!! His bronze 67 foot statue known as Verity will be installed at Ilfracombe pier on the 17th and 18th October 2012. The statue depicts a pregnant women with sword aloft standing on a set of law books. In true Damien Hirst style one side of the figure depicts skin peeled away to reveal the anatomy underneath, including her unborn child. Love it or hate it....