Situated in Ilfracombe harbour, near the beach, Ocean Backpackers is a great base to explore the stunning North Devon coast.
Relax after a fun-filled day, in our café-style communal area, a great place to catch up, hang out or meet new people.
Prepare yourself a meal in our restaurant-standard kitchen.
Whether you’re visiting as a family, or as part of a group, or if you’re wanting to share a dorm room, we have the accommodation to suit your needs, from late March to the end of October.
Whether passing through or looking for a great holiday base, we’ve got it covered.
Ocean Backpackers can be booked exclusively for groups all year round. Perfect for schools, universities or clubs for up to 44 people (plus 4 trundle beds). We can also offer a self-catering apartment, for smaller groups of up to 12. These bookings cannot be made online so please contact us directly.
Lovely place, perfect for walkers.
I had a very enjoyable two night stay at the ocean backpackers’ hostel in Ilfracombe. The manger, Lydia, was helpful in every way, and went out of her way to make my stay as pleasant as possible. It was quiet, clean, and I would thoroughly recommend it to
anyone looking to explore North Devon
Had a lovely time staying at backpackers hostel. My boyfriend and I are keen surfers and loved the drying facilities available here (no squeezing into wet wetsuits).
The rooms are lovely and beds super comfy. The kitchen is also kitted out for you to cook.
The staff are all so lovely and welcoming and always happy to help- great to
Meet you jimmy! Top guy!
Definitely would recommend to anyone.
Thank you ocean backpackers
Great Weekend Stay
Had a lovely weekend with old friends at Ocean Backpackers. We had our own rooms on the top floor of the hostel (mine even had a seaview!). The top floor has a brand new, well equipped kitchen which was really useful. The hostel is spotlessly clean and comfortable and has had a recent refurb so has a fresh and modern feel to it. The location is great, right in the centre of Ilfracombe, we had some lovely food nearby. Great for beautiful coastal walks straight from the front door, will definitely be back!!
A great start to our holiday staying at Ocean Backpackers – lovely atmosphere and facilities
Warm, friendly Staff and very cosy and clean.
A gem of a hostel! All the notices and information was clear and we really appreciated that there was a big effort to have quiet – after 10 pm, which we didn’t expect but it really helped our early start the next day. The manager also kindly offered us some spare milk to use in the fridge and the kitchen was excellently supplied with cooking equipment. All in all a very well run and friendly hostel, and great value for money. We also met some other travellers and played some guitar with our 88 year old father in the lounge – a very enjoyable evening! Many thanks to Lydia, the incredibly helpful manager, we will tell all our friends its a great place to stay if going to Lundy Island!
Fantastic base for exploring the coast
Back again for a 3 night stay at Ocean Backpackers and once again, a great base for exploring the incredible coastline with some incredible food in ilfracombe. Alex and the team couldn’t be more helpful and it’s all had a bit of a refresh since we were here last – the rooms spotless as ever and the communal areas downstairs all looking super fresh and welcoming. We’ll be back!
Wonderful Hostel, Friendly Staff, Great Location. I stayed over Easter and the hostel was busy but never appeared crowded. Freshly decorated and spotlessly clean everywhere, and one of the best showers I’ve had in a hostel.
We enjoyed a weekend at the hostel which has recently been renovated to a really high standard. The rooms are fresh and stylish and had everything we needed. Great location right in the heart of town and an easy stroll to all the facilities. We will be back for sure in the summer this time!
What a fantastic find Ocean Backpackers has been. We have just returned from our annual cricket tour after spending a fantastically sunny and cricket filled weekend in Ilfracombe and the surrounding area. If the weather was not enough to make the weekend perfect, then the gem of an accommodation in Ocean Backpackers was the cherry on the top. Alex and her team went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was smooth and perfect and the accommodation they run is amazing. Beautiful rooms, fantastic kitchen and dining area, town centre location and well priced- it was everything we needed and more. With sole use of the space, we were able to enjoy the comfort of home in this brilliant backpackers. If you are coming to this part of the country, then Ocean Backpackers is the place to make your base and explore from. We will be coming back for sure in the future