News

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

TRAVEL SECTION GUARDIAN

Ocean Backpackers got a mention in the travel section of the todays Guardian newspaper (Sunday 7th August). As quoted.. "For somewhere surfer-friendly to stay, try Ocean Backpackers Hostel, Ilfracombe" Well you heard it folks come and stay with us if you want quality budget accommodation near North Devon's top surf beaches woolacombe, croyde and saunton.

CRUISE SHIP

Ilfracombe recently welcomed the cruise ship MS Prinsendam. The town was well prepared for the 800 passengers and 470 crew members. Although we only offer top quality budget accommodation here at ocean backpackers and therefore did not directly benifit from this visit we made sure our frontage was looking it's best incase any of the visitors fancied a return trip and might want to stay in 1 of North Devon's top youth hostels.

VICTORIAN WEEK

It's Victorian week here in Ilfracombe so why not pay us a visit and see if you can spot people dressed in victiorian attire and not forgetting the fantastic finale this saturday when a spectacular fire work display will take place just up the road from Ocean Backpackers.

LUNDY ISLAND

Lundy Island was featured on BBC 2's Britains Secret Seas programme on Sunday the 8th May. It was highlighting the fact that Lundy recently became the UK's 1st marine conservation zone. Take a day trip from Ilfracombe harbour which is just a 2 minute walk from Ocean Backpackers and don't forget to keep a look out for dolphins, porpoises, rare birds and seals on the way!

GOLD COAST OCEAN FESTIVAL

North Devons very own Gold Coast Ocean Festival is taking place in Croyde Bay on the weekend of 17th/18th and 19th June. We still have beds available here at Ocean Backpackers so why not come and check out the surf and music festivities in Croyde and stay at North Devons top quality youth hostel offering a high standard of accomodation at budget prices.

EYEBALL SURFCHECK

North Devon's premier Surf information website Eyeball surfcheck are having a re-launch party tommorrow in Woolacombe and as Ocean Backpackers are friends of their's we have been invited to enjoy the party.

NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE!!

If you are reading this you are on our new revamped website. A big thank you to Gareth and the team at DogLeg design for all there help in puting it together.

ATLANTIC WATERSPORTS

North Devon Plus have stepped in to organize the Atlantic Watersports Games which were origanally due to be held in Wales

GOING GREEN IN BACKPAX MAG

We have been mentioned in a recent article in Backpax magazine for our being proactive in going green.