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Loveland, Ohio
Reviewed 23 April 2015

For the budget minded. No frills here, but I didn't need a mint on my pillow or a towel animal on my bed. Within walking distance to town. Located on a quiet side street. Rooms and common areas are clean. If you want to cook your own meals, kitchen areas are equipped with all the pots, pans, dishes and appliances...

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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Stayed with 2 college friends in a private 3 person room. The prices were good and location great. Our beds were comfy. Our one complaint was that there seemed to be a need to pay for showers. We did not know that going in so were disappointed. Also you had to pay for towels which wasn't made clear. Wifi was...

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Reviewed 16 November 2014

I've been staying at the Wayfarer's Rest for more than 10 years. It's within walking distance to town on a quiet side street. Andrea, the owner, is such a nice person and always makes me feel welcome. There are 2 kitchens which is so nice so that I can cook my own healthy meals. Andrea keeps the place very clean....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I've stayed here twice. My first experience was quite good. The second was disappointing. So overall I'm giving it an 'average'. The problem with the second trip was that there were no clean towels available when I arrived in the evening. I didn't stress too much about it, assuming that they would be restocked in the morning in order for...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Wayfarer's Rest was recommended for our stay on Friday Harbor...and it was perfect for us. The location is terrific , within walking distance of town, and very safe location. The "house" was extremely clean, spacious, and just felt immediately wonderful as we walked in. The shared bathroom idea to us was our biggest concern and usually a deal breaker..The bathrooms...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed in a private room which was clean and perfect for the 3 of us. The bathroom was right outside the bedroom. It was clean, but there was a lot of noise during the night from others using it. Staying in another room might be better for light sleepers. The price was right for our one night stay. The...

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Torquay
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We decided to take a break from the hotels and visited this hostel with our three small kids to explore friday harbour! A quaint little town and a charming guest house made for a memorable stay! Clean and quiet we were pretty much the only ones there with a few other single travellers! A great budget and family friendly guest...

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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 5 July 2014

In the middle of this uber busy holiday, I was happy to find (and I did indeed book VERY early in the year) a very reasonable (39 bucks) place to stay in the busy busy busy Friday Harbor for my time to visit during the busiest time of the year. Friday Harbor explodes during July 4th and Wayfarer's Rest is...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We booked out the full dorm room at Wayfarer's -- 6 beds for my family of four, but we didn't want random strangers in there with us. The spaces were quite tight and the place was off the beaten path in a sort of odd, industrial neighborhood. The communal spaces felt pretty warm and inviting, but since we were just...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Everything was great. The price was way less than any hotel on the island. It was a last minute decision to take a trip to Friday Harbor so the various hotels were either extremely expensive or not available. We had two rooms. We had family from out of town visiting so we booked the suite as well as private room...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thank you for finding the Wayfarer’s Rest, providing comfortable and convenient lodging for active travelers since 1999. Budget accommodations for individuals, couples, families and groups.Wayfarers rest is located just four blocks from the ferry terminal on Malcolm St., just two blocks off the main street of town. Parking is available for guests but we are an easy 10 minute walk from the boat if you are on foot. Town amenities include grocery stores, restaurants, boutiques, movie theater, bowling alley, museums and more, all within walking distance. Also, access on foot, the Port of Friday Harbor, with its float plane terminal, fresh fish market and passenger only ferry services.For those unfamiliar with Hostel travel you can equate it to a bed and breakfast minus the formal breakfast production. The advantages above and beyond the savings is your access and use of our two fully equipped kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, saving you the costs of dining out. It is also interactive, if you choose, meet fellow travelers, and share different experiences, stories and traveling tips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayfarer's Rest

Address: 35 Malcom St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9594
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
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“I'd say Room 1 or 2 or a cabin would be best.”
 of 5 bubbles PatriciaC201, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Confirm arrival time and communicate with owners as much as possible prior to arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles Harlaxton79-80, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“bring your own bathtowel....”
 of 5 bubbles 858Trisha, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Depends on your party size- they cater to groups to singles. As a single the dorm was perfect for me. Cabins are available as well as two person rooms. Bathrooms are shared.”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaH39, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The suite is worth the extra money. Everything is new. Nice having a private bathroom and plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles autumn1010, 7 Aug 2013 | Read review
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