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Wayfarer's Rest

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35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 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... More

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I recently stayed at Wayfarers Rest for 12 nights as I wanted to spend quality time on San Juan Island , I am normally a camper in the UK and decided I didn't fancy glamping! I researched the internet and found Wayfarers and it looked homely and suited my budget. I did opt for my own room which made the... More

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have to admit, when I first heard the word "hostel", I was hesitant. However, the recommendation for this place came from a trusted friend who lives and works on the island. I gave it a go...and don't regret it one bit! My mother and I stayed here for 5 days and 4 nights for our mother/daughter trip. We had... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

When I first started doing research for our trip to Friday Harbor to go whale watching, I was disgusted at the rates some of the hotels in the area charge just for a one night stay. Wayfarer's Rest was a big relief and a perfect solution for a budget-minded couple who still wanted a clean and friendly place to stay.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed with my family in this adorable cabin in Friday harbor. Rooms were very clean and nicely decorated! Cheap rates and was an absolute pleasure! :) they also run a great breakfast and coffee house and hooked me up with free yummy dark roast coffee every morning. I will be back!

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Address: 35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
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Wayfarer's Rest Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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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 
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