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Wayfarer's Rest

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35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Wayfarer's Rest
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Torquay
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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