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The Wayfarer Hostel

12 East Montecito Street 12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States Show Map | Official Site

Excellent from 504 reviews
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About The Wayfarer

This modern hostel is situated in Santa Barbara and is a short stroll from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and bicycle rental.

This 3-star hostel provides luggage storage, a concierge and a shared kitchen. There are also laundry facilities that guests are welcome to use.

There are 31 traditional rooms at The Wayfarer, each providing all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.

The Wayfarer is ideally set for discovering Santa Barbara, with Andalucia Building within a two minute walk. Guests can also visit the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

Excellent 8.8
504 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Bicycle rental, Game room, Hiking, Board games/puzzles, Evening entertainment, Table tennis, Cooking classes


Pets not allowed


Concierge service, Daily housekeeping, Fax/photocopying


Increased accessibility, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, No smoking, Cable or satellite TV, Air-conditioned, 24hr front desk, Storage available, Terrace/Patio, Linens, Towels, Accessible parking, Carpeted, Desk, Flat-screen TV, Heating, Lockers, Newspapers, Private bathroom, Private parking, Safety deposit box, Secured parking, Shared bathroom, Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area, Shower, Telephone, Toilet, Wardrobe or closet, Complimentary breakfast, Safe, Free parking, Elevator


Free Wi-Fi, Internet, Wi-Fi available in all areas


From 3:00 PM


Prior to 12:00 PM

The Wayfarer reviews

The Wayfarer
from 504 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Comfort 8.9
  • Location 9.2
  • Services 9.0
  • Staff 9.0
  • Value for money 7.8

Recent reviews of The Wayfarer

  • kele c

    Aug 2018

    Verified Stay

    Amazing Stay

    I stayed at the Wayfarer recently to meet up with some friends. I stayed in the hostel area which is a shared room w/ two bunk beds and a single bed (good option for cost saving if you don't mind sharing sleeping quarters with others). The location of this place could be better. Walking distance to the pier there is a lot of construction going on right now on State Street between the Wayfarer and the pier but it's easily avoided by walking 1 block around). Walking distance to all the stuff that's going on into State Street and close to the Funk Zone. Breakfast room service needs a lot of improvement. Very poor selection of breakfast foods and poor service and implement.