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

Opening soon!

Ocean Backpackers opens on Thursday 5th March 2020!

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015

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


Budget Easter break at Ocean Backpackers.


Special Half Term Offer. Ideal for a last minute family get away!!

October Half Term

Looking for somewhere to take a short break this Half Term? How about Ocean Backpackers? Explore Ilfracombe and all that North Devon has to offer.

Devon/Exmoor Walking Festival

The North Devon and Exmoor Festival 2014 is taking place from the 26th April - 4th May 2014. The first two days are focused around the Ilfracombe area and the scenic boat trip to Lundy Island with a guided walk once there has been re-introduced.

Cycle Ilfracombe to Brittany

Ocean Backpackers is exceptionally pleased to be the start of La Velodyssee cycle route from Ilfracombe to Brittany!!!

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.