Situated in a quaint North Devon town built around an ancient fishing harbour.
Central to the harbour itself, the bus station, high street, pubs, restaurants and many beaches including surfers favourites: Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. If the surf is down, don\'t despair, just try the other activities available; quad biking, paint balling, kayaking, adventure swimming, mountain biking, horse riding and microlighting.
Adrenalin not your thing? Then take a trip to Lundy Island, spot rare birds, seals, basking sharks and dolphins. Wonderful walking country, the coastal path between Woolacombe and Lynton is breathtaking and Exmoor has an abundance of walks through Britain\'s most spectacular scenery.
The hostel facilities include lounge, free internet access, self-catering kitchen, surf board storage and a car park.
Ilfracombe has plenty of summer work so why not come and hang out here for a while?
From London. Take the M4 until you reach Bristol. Take the M5 and head South. At junction 27 take the A361 signposted Barnstaple. Stay on the A361 until you reach Barnstaple and follow the signs to Ilfracombe.
From the West: -
Take the A39 up to Barnstaple and then follow signs to Ilfracombe.
From Exeter: -
Take the M5 or the A37 to Barnstaple and then follow the signs.
Once in Ilfracombe: -
At the roundabout at Mullacott Cross (Restaurant/Caravan site 'Cooks Island') go straight across and descend the hill into the town. At the first set of traffic lights (DIY shop on corner) turn left, drive for 1km past the Landmark Theater (two domes) and continue onto a one way street. We are the big blue building just past the church on the right. There is parking for 6 cars at the rear of the Hostel.
By Coach: -
National Express Coaches arrive at Ilfracombe's main bus station just opposite Ocean Backpackers Hostel From London Victoria, Heathrow, Birmingham and Taunton
By Train: -
Trains connect from across the country with Exeter. From Exeter hop on the scenic Tarka line railway to Barnstaple and then take a regular local bus to Ilfracombe. (main bus station). When you arrive look out for a gravel driveway next to the church, this is our car park at the rear of the building