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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
In-room business centre

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
576 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk

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Explore the area

Popular LocationStearns Wharf10 min walk
Popular LocationLobero Theater14 min walk
Popular LocationPresidio Santa Barbara15 min walk
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Men Only)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Men Only)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Women Only)

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Women Only)

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, The Wayfarer is in the city centre and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 12 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • Enterprise Fish Company - 2 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - 3 min walk
  • Helena Avenue Bakery - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Wine Collective - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 3 min walk

About this property

The Wayfarer

3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel in The Funk Zone, walk to Stearns Wharf
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and free newspapers are on-site. All 31 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, premium bedding and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include safes, showers and phones.
The Wayfarer offers 31 forms of accommodation with a safe and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of enhanced cleanliness
Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Masks available
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: USD 10 per night
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Pool sunloungers

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 6:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: USD 10 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the enhanced cleanliness sanitisation guidelines.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Hostel
Wayfarer Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Wayfarer and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Wayfarer offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Wayfarer cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Wayfarer have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Wayfarer pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for USD 10 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is The Wayfarer located?
Located in The Funk Zone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 1 mile (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is only a 3-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Wayfarer

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
316
4 - Good
179
3 - Okay
53
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
10
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Cute boutique and stylish hotel. Small on extra but big on fun

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

2/5

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

    4/5 Good

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      i loved the art, decor and mermaid wallpaper, rooms were small but well priced and GREAT location

      Stayed 1 night in May 2020