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: 48h 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, .2% California Tourism Assessment, $3.65 per night Tourism Assessment Tax.

Continental Breakfast included.


No curfew.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at the hostel and met really nice people Santa Barbara was a good place to visit although sadly affected by the current virus restrictions imposed . Thank you to David and all the staff for making my stay comfortable during difficult times and I hope to go back again in better circumstances .
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    Rooms were fantastic! This place is more like a hotel than a hostel! Couldn’t recommend highly enough!!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2020
    Had a full kitchen as well as bikes to borrow (though they could only be used during daylight hours). They were super chill about me leaving my bags in their secured luggage room too, with no extra charge. Met some neat people in the dorm. Looking forward to staying with them again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Feb 2020
    Beautiful property. Wonderful breakfast. Great location—near the beach, wineries, train station. Friendly, welcoming staff. A little expensive for a hostel but I totally recommend it.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2020
    Great location. I'm not sure what website provides. Just seems like a middleman to me, see no value add...
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 8.3


    20 Mar 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The staff were always pleasant and helpful. Been in the States over 5 weeks and this is by far one of the best hostels.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Facilities are great but some clientele is pretty rough, be sure to bring a lock for storage and be prepared to interact with some questionable characters. Won't be staying here again in SB.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    19 Aug 2019
    My bed sheets were dirty. My towel was worn out. Rooms were musty. Staff was nice for the most part,
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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