Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

A new addition to Santa Barbara, The Wayfarer sits on the Urban Wine Trail, home to over 20 wine tasting rooms, delicious dining options, incredible galleries and more. One block from State Street, our property also offers easy access to some of the best shopping in the city. A gem amongst Funk Zone Santa Barbara hotels and hostels, The Wayfarer features affordable accommodations, daily complimentary breakfast, a community kitchen and an onsite pool.

Located right on the Urban Wine Trail, in the art-centric Funk Zone, our State Street Santa Barbara property accommodations are a haven for art and wine enthusiasts, foodies, fashion lovers, beach adventurers. Our downtown Santa Barbara location is ideally situated in the hip Funk Zone neighborhood. This convenient location is just blocks away from the Amtrak station downtown attractions including beaches. Located 15 minutes from the Santa Barbara airport.

In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access and premium bedding, guestrooms feature desks along with shared/communal kitchens and complimentary toiletries. The Wayfarer offers a complimentary continental breakfast. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, laundry facilities, and concierge services.

The Wayfarer's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 12% Occupancy Tax, .0007% California Tourism Assessment, $1.50 per night Tourism Assessment Tax.

Continental Breakfast included.


No curfew.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2019
    This is the BEST hostel I have ever seen! The staff and amenities are amazing. So clean. The other guests were fantastic too! We had a community dinner with filet mignon and salmon. Made friends for a lifetime. The beds were incredibly comfortable and I felt at home. I wish every hostel was like this! Best deal ever!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    I stayed at a few hostels on my vacations through Europe and this was my first booking stateside. The Wayfarer is centrally located. The only problem we encountered was with a roommate who wasn’t in any condition to be left in a room with 4 other guys. We alerted the front desk and the matter was resolved in no time. Hats off to Nathaniel and Trisha at the front desk for making good on a bad situation. I recommend The Wayfarer in Santa Barbara. It’s centrally located and a great stay over. Bravo
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Love this place!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 May 2019
    The Wayfarer in Santa Barbara was great! The room was spacious and ready to sleep on the moment I checked-in. Another plus was that the restroom and shower was in the dorm! It was very well kept and clean! It’s a little on the pricey side but well worth it if you have to stay in Santa Barbara. I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Oct 2018
    Only thing that was missing in the shared dorm was a bedside lamp to read and not to disturb others. All in all fantastic!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay! a little bit expansive, but is worth it if you just have a couple of days.
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2019
    I was due to stay here for one night but ended up extending to four nights. More like a hotel, has a peaceful feel. Very close to beach. Huge kitchen. Socially its a little stale (due to it acting as a hotel) but perfect for a break, tranquil, clean. Feels like a luxury hostel. Would absolutely visit again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    Although this was a pretty expensive hostel it was also hands down the nicest hostel I’ve ever been in. Amenities really could not be beat, and the whole place was beautiful. The staff was super friendly as well
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 May 2019
    This place was great. I had so much fun on my stay. I was in a hostel room. They are a bit crowded but the beds are comfy. Bring your own pad lock and reading light (they should offer but don’t). Kitchen is great and free breakfast is forgettable but adequate. Great jumping off point for a lot of adventures though it is pricey for a dorm bed. Would definitely return though.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    03 Nov 2018
    If you are staying in the shared room with other women, be prepared to bring a flashlight as there are no lamps for each bed which is absurd. Also the mattresses are really uncomfortable. Not really worth $150 a night.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Board Games