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

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!!!

Half Term Holidays

How about something fresh and exciting??

Devon Coast To Coast

A stunning ride along old railway tracks and through the Granite Way...this cycle ride can be done in a day or break it up with a stay at Okehampton YHA for a rest on-route!


Are you looking to host a big group gathering of family and friends? Looking for budget accommodation that is modern, clean and spacious and situated in a fantastic location? Then Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel could be just the place for you.


Are you lucky enough to be invited to a spectacular wedding at the stunning Tunnels Beaches (a five-ten minute walk from us) or any of the other fantastic locations in this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?


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 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!!


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?