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The Wayfarer Reviews

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, USA

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94%

Rating
87 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 98%Facilities

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100%

Close to Amtrak station and walk to downtown shops. Clean and comfortable. Good breakfast.


77%

I had never stayed in a hostel before the experience was great and my needs were meet there. I did however lose a flat iron that I mistakenly left out to cool off only to return and never see again. This occurrence happened in my dorm. I will return again but just be very protective of all items i bring into the rooms. when sharing with others.

  • 7th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

This is one seriously posh hostel but if you want to visit Santa Barbara this is place to stay! With only one other hostel in the area much further out, this hostel offers the perfect location - 10 minutes from the beach and downtown. Its a little pricey but excellent value considering the decor, comfort, facilities, staff, free breakfast, pool, TV etc. I was only here one night and there was no event on so the atmosphere was a let down but the events listed sounded really cool and varied.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying with us and sharing the wonderful review. We truly appreciate it and and appreciate you for being a wonderful guest. We hope you can come and visit us again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

I can only say positive things about this hostel. Better than many hotels I stayed in. Of course the price is higher than normal hostels but it's totally worth it.


97%

This is the poshest hostel I have ever been in, it even has a pool! Comfy beds and good breakfast

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We are so happy we stood out among the hostels you have visited! It means the world to us. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

Wow! Luxurious, stylish & so comfortable. I wish I could've stayed longer. Certainly sprinkled glam sparkles into my backpacking adventure and for that I'm very grateful. I would definitely recommend a stay here and would definitely return again.

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We are the ones who are grateful for such a lovely review and kind words! We truly appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Casey General Manager

91%

I really liked it! nice rooms, nice staff, soooo above average a hostel. However, no atmospher... not a social hostel unfortunatley.

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Wonderful! The only reason that I did not give an "excellent" for facilities is that it is not made clear that in the 5 person dorm that the WHOLE bathroom is only accessible to one person at a time and that there are not any communal bathrooms on the floors like in other hostels. You are basically stuck waiting for four other people, or heading down to the main floor to use the toilet.

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Thank you so much for this review. Hopefully you can come back and we can give you that excellent experience I know we are capable of. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

94%

Great staff and fantastic facilities

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So happy you enjoyed the atmosphere and staff. Thank you for being our guest. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

As a 43 year female traveling cross country, this ed the best hostel. Very clean and chic. Love the kitchen and pool!

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
So happy we could stand out as the best hostel during your travels. We can't thank you enough for this perfect review and hope you will come and visit again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

97%

I travel a lot. The Wayfarer was an excellent place. Friendly staff and nice cold breakfast. Clean cute room.

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I'm so happy we could stand out during your many travels. It's guests like you that truly make the Wayfarer a wonderful place to be. Thank you and we hope you can come and visit us again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

97%

Such a nice hostel. A bit more expensive than others, but totally worth it.

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So happy you enjoyed your stay and that we delivered on value. Thank you so much for being our guest and sharing such great feedback. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

This place was wonderful!!! Can't rave about it enough...👍🏼👍🏼 would definitely stay here again!

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Your review is awesome!! Means the world to us. Hope you do get to come back and stay again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

This hostel was better than some hotels I have stayed in. Would recommend staying here for anyone in the area

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Hi Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and five-star review. We truly appreciate it! Warm regards, Casey General Manager

100%

for sure, was the best hostel that i have been! Congrats

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi Thank you so much for the wonderful praise and five star review!! It's the kind of experience we live for. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

86%

There was an error with my booking and so they gave me a free upgrade to a private room, no questions asked!!! Awesome location, however a lounge in the hostel would be welcomed!

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Hi Happy you got to enjoy a free upgrade. Thank you for being our guest. Warm regards, Casey General Manager



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