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Ocean Backpackers

29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BJ, United Kingdom
+44 127 186 7835

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based on 460 reviews

Ocean Backpackers
Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
Room type
Nightly total
Double room

About Ocean Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
A 1-minute walk from Ilfracombe harbour, Ocean Backpackers is an independent Devon hostel providing private rooms and a communal kitchen and living area with Wi-Fi. This hostel is a short walk from the town centre and welcomes guests of all ages. The hostel offers double, twin and family rooms, with either en suite or shared bathroom facilities. Towels are available to hire if needed. There is a communal lounge, kitchen and dining area. Ocean Backpackers provides storage facilities, including storage for surfboards and bikes. There is also free tea and coffee, and several cafés nearby offer breakfast. The Ilfracombe Aquarium is a 2-minute walk from this hostel, and seafront attractions include the Landmark Theatre and Ilfracombe Museum. Croyde Beach and Woollacombe Bay are within 15-25 minutes’ drive of Ocean Backpackers.

Latest deals for Ocean Backpackers

Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
Double room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Ocean Backpackers

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Golf
  • Game room
  • No smoking
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Things to do

  • Horse riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating


  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Sea view
  • Carpeted
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Shared kitchen

Reviews of Ocean Backpackers

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29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BJ

What's nearby

  • Ilfracombe Harbour124 m
  • Tunnels Beaches234 m
  • Watermouth Castle3.3 km
  • Bull Point Lighthouse6 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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FAQs when booking at Ocean Backpackers

  • Where is Ocean Backpackers located?

    Ocean Backpackers is located at 29 St James Place, 0.3 km from the centre of Ilfracombe. Ilfracombe Harbour is the closest landmark to Ocean Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Ocean Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Ocean Backpackers.

  • Does Ocean Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Ocean Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Ocean Backpackers from the airport?

    Ocean Backpackers is 44.1 km from Swansea Fairwood Comm. Ocean Backpackers is 57.9 km from Cardiff Wales.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Ocean Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Ocean Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Ocean Backpackers.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.3 km

Nearest airport

Swansea Fairwood Comm

Distance to airport

44.0 km