News

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

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.

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.

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....

TEN YEARS TODAY!!!

Chris and Abby are very happy to announce that they have been the proud owners of Ocean Backpackers for ten years today!

WATCH THIS SPACE!

Damien Hirst, the world famous artist who lives locally has recently applied for planning permission to display his new creation in Ilfracombe Harbour.

FANCY A BUDGET EASTER BREAK?

Fancy walking some of the breathtaking South West Coast Path? Cycling along the tranquil Tarka Trail? Surfing the waves at the spectacular Woolacombe Beach? Or just spending some realaxing quality time away in one of North Devon's holiday hot spots.

REVIEWS

Here at Ilfracombes biggest (and some would say best) backpackers we pride ourselves on offering top quality youth hostel accommodation to people from all walks of life. At the moment we are very busy keeping University surf clubs happy and judging by the review we recently received on the independent hostel guide website we must be doing something right.