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

Summer of fun!!

Still looking for a budget family break in the summer holidays? Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel could be the place for you!!

May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Looking for budget self-catering accommodation for the May Bank Holiday weekend? Choose Ocean Backpackers for a coastal weekend getaway!

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.


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Events in Ilfracombe for 2016

List of events happening in Ilfracombe in 2016

Happy New Year!

Look what's in store at Ocean Backpackers for 2016!

Ilfracombe Sea Festival 2015

Ilfracombe Sea Festival 4th-6th September 2015

Ilfracombe's Artisan Quarter

Ilfracombe establishes an Artisan Quarter. A top destination for a handmade and bespoke gifts, art, artisan foods, music venues, cafes and restaurants.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015

Ocean Backpackers has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the third year running.

Dutch School welcomed to Ocean Backpackers

Dutch school stay at Ocean Backpackers. Accommodation plus activity package organised for a five night stay.