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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Ocean Backpackers is a contemporary hostel situated close to Ilfracombe's picturesque fishing harbour. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ilfracombe has many shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is filled with curious coastal charm. The harbour is home to Damien Hirst's 20m statue Verity and trips to Lundy Island, coastal cruises, sea-life safaris and diving are available from the quay. Local attractions include Ilfracombe Aquarium, and the award winning Tunnels Beaches. Surfers' favourites Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive away. Adventure swimming, sea-kayaking, quad biking and horse riding are also available. Ilfracombe is the start of the NCN route 27 Coast to Coast ride and the South West Coast Path provides wonderful coastal walks with stunning scenery. Facilities include a lounge, free Internet/WiFi, self-catering kitchen, surfboard/bike storage and a free car park. Weekly discounts and large group whole hostel bookings are available on request.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Hello there, I believe I owe a review from this backpackers from early summer. They were incredibly accommodating, the rooms warm and cosy, I loved the fact that they did have a dog friendly option; shame didn't bring mine... sad face ;(. looking forward for next year in North
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Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean Backpackers
Responded Nov. 13, 2018
Hi There! Thank you very much for your fab review! So pleased you found our rooms warm and cosy!! .... :) Happy face!! Here at Ocean Backpackers we are dog friendly (if you stay in a private room) so feel free to bring your four legged friend next time you come and visit! We look forward to welcoming you again next year! All the best!
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I absolutely love this backpackers, and have been coming over for abt 2 years now. Its very tidy, and central, 1 min from the bus stop n werherspoons n the beach n the harbour. Very laid back, like a hotel where u don't feel overwatched all the time. Wifi rly good, warm in the
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Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean Backpackers
Responded Nov. 7, 2018
Hi There SurfsUp!! Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We are so pleased that you love us enough to keep coming back and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! :)
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We booked a number of rooms for our group of 12 as a one night stay before getting the ferry to Lundy. The staff accommodated a number of changes to our booking and could not have been more helpful. The rooms were spot on and the kitchen facilities great. A big thank you.
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Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean Backpackers
Responded Sep. 8, 2018
Hi Helen! Thank you for your lovely review! We were very happy to assist with all the changes prior to your booking to ensure that everyone in the group enjoyed their stay and glad to hear the rooms were spot on! We hope you had a great time on Lundy and hope to welcome you all again sometime in the future! All the best!
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I was amazed and delighted to discover a single room here for £26. I arrived early and was welcomed by the Manageress who let me leave a bag to lighten my load until official 16:00 check-in time. Unusually, I had the whole of the top floor to myself which included a shower room
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Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean Backpackers
Responded Aug. 9, 2018
Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Great to hear that you were really pleased with your single room and that you plan to return now you know where we are! We very much value your feedback and although we cannot do anything about the stairs unfortunately we will definitely be cleaning the carpet as soon as time allows! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! All the best!
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I booked Ocean backpackers as we were a mixed group of adults all arriving at different times and needed one nights accommodation with a very early start to get the ferry to Lundy. Becca was a welcoming host and made sure we had all we needed for our stay. The dorms and
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Response from Ocean B, Owner at Ocean Backpackers
Responded Jun. 11, 2018
Hi Julie! Thank you so much for your review! Really great to hear that everyone had a good nights sleep before your trip to Lundy Island and that you found us to be really clean and comfortable during your stay!! Hope you had a fabulous time on Lundy and we hope to welcome you all again soon!! All the best!
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double room 3rd floor
Double room
Double Room
Ocean backpackers
Ocean Backpackers
"If you are traveling solo or family and friend, it's a perfect place."
"Quiet rooms well furnished for the money."
"Dorms are excellent value for money and during the winter I even had a dorm to myself"
"Top floor is quietest"
"Upgrade to a private room"
US$46 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIlfracombe
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