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

Winter break!

Ocean Backpackers will be closing from 10th December to 8th February 2018.

Groups of all sizes, families, singles, couples, friends.

We cater for all types of groups from big to small. Family gatherings, youth clubs, sports clubs, schools, colleges, field trips, outdoor adventure, cyclists, surfers and walkers.


painting and improvements

Revamp Website

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

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!!