A good starting place for our Devon C2C cycle trip, wish we had stayed for a day to see Ilfracombe. We arrived late after a long journey so got the last room next to the check in desk on the ground floor. I didn't see any other rooms but ours was fine apart from noisy in the morning due to deliveries/buses going past just outside. Ensuite shower was fine as were the fluffy towels we hired for £1 each.
Sitting room with sofas and TV as in picture and kitchen were spacious, comfortable and well equipped respectively. Huge fridges as well. Bikes were stored in a shed/cellar outside, accessed from rear of property.
Hostel in walking distance of central Ilfracombe and Verity, shops and restaurants and cafes but not that near a supermarket, so bring food if you're cooking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Backpackers Ilfracombe, Devon