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The Wayfarer

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8.8
Excellent
659 reviews
+1 805-845-1000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Pool
Fitness Center
With a stay at The Wayfarer in Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara City College and Stearns Wharf. This hotel is 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from Los Padres National Forest and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from University of California-Santa Barbara. Stay in one of 31 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge). A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Waterfront
12 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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User Highlights
8.8
Excellent
Cleanliness
"Clean place to stay" "Clean shower"
93% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
WiFi
"Fast Wifi"
86% said the wifi quality was great.
Vibe
"Fun style" "This place like home"
88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
96% said it was a stylish hostel.
Service
"Staff helped us" "Staffed front desk"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
63% said the reception staff was ok.
Amenities
"Facilities superb" "Large common area"
100% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Location
"Close to train station" "Plenty of parking"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 53%.
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Pool
"Big heated pool" "Amazing swimming pool"
Breakfast
"Good continental breakfast" "Great breakfast selection"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Room
"AC worked well" "Enormous open kitchen"
79% said the beds were comfortable.
For only 60%, the bathroom was ok.
Comfort
"AC worked well" "Lots of street noise"
79% said the beds were comfortable.
74% said rooms were small.
Value for money
"Price too high" "You have to pay parking"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.

Good to know...

Stylish hostel
Friendly atmosphere
Rooms could be larger
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
One of the nicest youth hostels on the planet, the hip and stylish Wayfarer opened in 2014 in a prime Funk Zone location, three blocks from Stearns Wharf and the beach, and across the...
Afar Magazine
Part hostel and part hotel, The Wayfarer is a sweet spot for those who want a playful, not-too-fussy place to rest their heads after a long day of traveling. Want to meet new friends?...
Gayot
Put your granola fears to rest --- the Wayfarer isn’t your average hostel. This lodging is perched along the Urban Wine Trail within Santa Barbara’s emerging Funk Zone, a trendy area...
Guests can choose from 31 modern private and shared accommodations with full en-suite bathrooms.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pool
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
31
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 15.00 per night