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

Dutch School welcomed to Ocean Backpackers

Dutch school stay at Ocean Backpackers. Accommodation plus activity package organised for a five night stay.


Woolacombe beach is voted number 1 in the UK!


Budget Easter break at Ocean Backpackers.


Special Half Term Offer. Ideal for a last minute family get away!!

October Half Term

Looking for somewhere to take a short break this Half Term? How about Ocean Backpackers? Explore Ilfracombe and all that North Devon has to offer.

Revamp Website

Hope you like our new design website which has been revamped to bring it up to date and more smartphone friendly.


Ever wondered what coasteering is all about? Want to know what other watersports are on offer here in sunny Ilfracombe. Check out this recent you tube video from H2Outdoor.

Devon/Exmoor Walking Festival

The North Devon and Exmoor Festival 2014 is taking place from the 26th April - 4th May 2014. The first two days are focused around the Ilfracombe area and the scenic boat trip to Lundy Island with a guided walk once there has been re-introduced.

The Third Floor Is Open!

Yes, it's official!! The third floor of Ocean Backpackers, Ilfracombe is now open for everyone to enjoy!! Comprising of two family rooms that sleep four each, one double room with a sea view and one single/twin room, it is ideal for friends and families who want a self-catering holiday at budget prices but want a bit of luxury too!

Cycle Ilfracombe to Brittany

Ocean Backpackers is exceptionally pleased to be the start of La Velodyssee cycle route from Ilfracombe to Brittany!!!