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We offer top quality self-catering Hostel Accommodation for groups of up to 38 [44 if doubles are shared] or we can also offer accommodation for smaller groups of up to 12 in self-catering apartment on the top floor. GROUP BOOKINGS CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE, please contact us directly with your requirements.

Situated in Ilfracombe Harbour and close to many Areas of Outstanding Natural significance. Including Exmoor national park, Braunton Burrows UNESCO Biosphere site just a short drive away. For wildlife studies take a boat trip to Lundy Island, a Marine Conservation Zone where puffins, dolphins and seals are regular visitors! And for local rocky shores visit Lee Bay or take a trip to Abbotsham/Westward Ho to explore the spectacular rugged North Devon coastline!

If it’s Outdoor Adventure, you are after North Devon will not disappoint, see our activities page

Schools, colleges, sports clubs and activity groups find us a convenient and comfortable base to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. We offer a range of budget accommodation, from dormitories to family rooms, some with private shower rooms. View our rooms

We a catering standard kitchen and a spacious communal lounge and dining room with build in seating that has sockets and USB Ports. We have free wi-fi, and a T.V .

We also have a basement for drying/storing wet suits, boards and bikes and a drying rooms for coats and walking boots.

 Links to educational places to visit:

  • Braunton Burrows North Devon Biosphere Reserve – This is an UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) conservation site of world wide importance. Braunton Burrows offers many opportunities for educational groups from key stage 2 to degree level. The Burrows has a designated Educational Officer who can accompany field study groups visiting the Burrows. As well as Natural History visits, there are also fascinating historical guided walks that focus on the Burrows use in World War 2.
  • Exmoor Zoo
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Lundy Island

and on offer within walking distance of Ocean Backpackers:


Ocean Backpackers can be hired for exclusive use at any time of the year please, but price may vary depending on the season and length of stay please contact us for further details