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“A good rest” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wayfarer's Rest
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“A good rest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2008

Stayed there recently in Mid-Sept. 2008. Quiet, clean, comfortable. Great garden, good setting on edge of Friday Harbor. An excellent choice for the budget traveler. Easy walk to ferry or stores and restaurants. Not sure whether there are any private rooms with bathrooms. I only saw shared bathrooms, which might be a complication if the place is full.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2007

My husband and I stayed at Wayfarer's Rest about five years ago in what was, at the time, the only private cabin in the backyard. Since we were going to be in the area this summer, we decided to go back and revisit it. They have since built two new private cabins, including a boat cabin, which we decided to stay in because, where else can you stay in a boat cabin?? It was definitely a funky experience - it was basically a regular cabin with half of an old wooden boat stuck on the side! This hostel is a great option if you are looking for a very affordable place to stay. It has shared kitchens, shared baths (you need to bring quarters for the shower, and rent a towel), and the location is great within walking distance of the ferry and downtown harbor area. Obviously, the hostel experience is not for everyone, but we really enjoyed revisiting the island and staying at wayfarer's rest for the second time.

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Property: 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
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #5 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Friday Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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