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Santa Barbara is nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean on the central California coast. A rich history of the indigenous Chumash people, Spanish, and American encounters have left Santa Barbara with a unique mix of Spanish Colonial and Victorian architecture.
Santa Barbara’s climate is classified as warm Mediterranean, meaning that it has rainy winters but will always be warm enough to explore. If you’re looking to enjoy the sandy beaches and beautiful ocean, you’ll want to be there in the summer months! Hostels in Santa Barbara are ideally located to enjoy many of the main attractions. You’ll find that they have a friendly, laid back vibe to keep you relaxed for your entire stay. Some Santa Barbara hostels also offer free entry to clubs, onsite pools, and services to help you learn more about the city.
Staying near the Funk Zone neighbourhood will give you easy access to wine tasting rooms, cafes, galleries, and shops. If you’re after some Santa Barbara nightlife, look no further than the Lower State area. The downtown district is also full of shops, dining, and cultural attractions that you won’t want to miss out on. If you can get out to the mountains (they’re so close!) you should look at going for a hike as well to get one of the gorgeous views that Santa Barbara has to offer.
Staying in a hostel in Santa Barbara means that East Beach is only a stone’s throw away from your front door. While you’re at the beach you should also check out Stearns Wharf, a historic pier with recreational and educational activities, restaurants, and specialty shops. You’ll also want to visit the historic Mission Santa Barbara, which is an 18th-century mission and Catholic church.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is a great way to get the city. It has multiple routes that can get you anywhere you need to go in the city, and they have a very helpful website. Walking or renting a bike is another great option, and why wouldn’t you since the weather is so pleasant! If you’re travelling a further distance, there are rideshare and taxi services available too.