This upscale hotel and hostel offers both private and shared rooms, for a stay that's tailored to your travel plans.
Single travelers visiting alone can book a bunk bed in a dorm-style room with luxe accommodations for well under $100 a night. It's also fun to reserve the shared rooms as a group for a bachelorette trip or family getaway!
Enjoy a dip in The Wayfarer's sparkling pool, not too far from downtown Santa Barbara — Photo courtesy of Pacifica Hotels
The Wayfarer features 31 private and dorm-style rooms with free Wi-Fi, 42-inch HDTVs, premium bedding and playful decor. There's an outdoor heated pool and spacious community kitchen.
All guests enjoy daily complimentary breakfast, on-site laundry and fun community games – not to mention it's all just blocks from the beach.
Private hotel rooms feature one king or queen bed, and they also include a fold-down twin bed. These rooms include in-room desks, and they're simply perfect for single travelers or groups of up to three.
The interiors are clean and modern, with crisp linens and great wallpaper.
For travelers looking to make new friends and share an experience, The Wayfarer's shared rooms feature four to five beds, which can be reserved individually or collectively for guests traveling in groups.
There are all female-only or male-only rooms for your safety and comfort. These rooms have bunk beds and individual lockers to safeguard your belongings when you're out exploring the town.
Speaking of exploring, Santa Barbara's Funk Zone neighborhood is where all the fun is happening!
Occupying the space of just a few blocks between the beach and downtown, the Funk Zone is home to dozens of wine tasting rooms. There are also great restaurants, art galleries and tasty local breweries. We recommend you make a dinner reservation at The Lark and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio at Municipal Winemakers.
Located near the train station, the Funk Zone is an easy weekend trip for visitors coming up from Los Angeles and San Diego or down from the Bay Area. Once in town, you'll find that this area is easily traveled by bicycle, so bring your own or rent some wheels nearby.
To save on your Funk Zone stay at The Wayfarer, visit the hotel's website to check out exclusive packages. There are discounts for booking early, booking a stay for multiple nights and more.