We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Friday Harbor accommodations

Wayfarer's Rest

Bookmark
You added Wayfarer's Rest to your Saves list
35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Wayfarer's Rest
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Friday Harbor
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    8
    6
    1
    0
See reviews for
6
7
9
1
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (27)
  • Mar-May only
    (4)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (6)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (0)
All months
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Torquay
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lakewood, Colorado
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bodmin, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Wayfarer's Rest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Wayfarer's Rest

Address: 35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Wayfarer's Rest Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay