Ocean Backpacker’s Independent Youth Hostel Devon
29 St James Place ,, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9BJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What makes us a great choice for education?
Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, the location could not be more perfect!
We are a great base for geography field trips with Braunton Burrows UNESCO Biosphere nearby and Exmoor National Park- a short coach ride away. For wildlife studies take a boat trip to Lundy Island, a Marine Conservation Zone where puffins, dolphins and seals are regular visitors….and for rocky shores take a trip to Abbotsham near Westward Ho to explore the spectacular rugged North Devon coast line!
If it’s Outdoor Adventure you are after then Ilfracombe has fantastic fully trained Activity Instructors in the local area that can arrange great team building activities such as coasteering or kayaking straight from Ilfracombe Harbour (soon to get its very own Watersports Centre.)
Alternatively, visit the award winning Woolacombe Beach or Croyde Bay and take a few Surf lessons with a local Surf School! How better to reward pupils for all their hard work than to end the summer term at the seaside!!
You will find us near to the start of the Route 27 coast-to-coast ride from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. Many schools choose to embark on their trip from the Backpackers -where bikes can be stored in our large secure storage basement overnight.
Also, the South West Coast Path with all its breath taking scenery is on our doorstep for those schools that like to ramble! School groups and colleges reguarly base their residentials at Ocean Backpackers, returning year after year. Read their testimonials to find out why they think we are the perfect choice!