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The Wayfarer Reviews

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, USA

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14 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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This is the most beautiful, upscale hostel I've ever stayed in (and I've been to many throughout the world). Definitely felt like I was staying in a high class hotel with a friendly hostel atmosphere. Beautiful interior design, comfortable beds, great complimentary toiletries, delicious breakfast. A five minute walk to the heart of downtown. The ONLY drawback was that it was right next to Highway 101, and the noise from the traffic is a little loud if you get a room close to the highway.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was very pleased with my experience; I firmly recommended for a hostel The Wayfarer to my friend I was visiting with. Thanks!

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for the kind words and the great recommendation. We truly appreciate it and hope you can visit us again. Thank you for staying with us! Warm regards, Casey General Manager


Crazy cool decor and room. I love it when you get the individual lights and sockets. They even get you your own set of toiletries. Breakfast was just average and you have to pay extra for parking.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience while staying with us. Happy you enjoyed the decor and room. Thank you for being our guest and we hope you can visit us again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager


Nice hostel, but the beds are terrible for your back.


The wayfarer is clean, very modern and its in a good location. The breakfast is great. Its pricey but worth it.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Ben, Thanks so much for the great review. Happy to see you enjoyed your stay. hope you can be our guest again. Warm regards, Casey General Manager

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