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Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I cannot recommend this hostels. I've stayed in lots of hostels in my life. This one was the worst. It is expensive, untidy and the guys at the front desk impersonal. The private rooms are even too small to open a suitcase. The bath rooms are not nice and the floors cold.

Thank 223Anonymus
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I stayed a couple of days at SB Tourist Hostel in the beginning of January with a few friends, in a room for four people. The room was super cold at night, the furnitures really old and we had a big problem getting any (wifi) service in our room. Some rooms (like the one we stayed in) had an entrance...

Thank Aurora R
Walt Disney World, Florida
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This hostel is so neglected. I've stayed in many hostels worldwide, this was by far the worst ever. I had a private room, cleanliness level barely acceptable, but the biggest problem is safety. The hostel is completely unsafe. I had a homeless man knocking on my window at 3 am, and won't go away, there's no one at the reception...

Thank traveler_world77
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 8 May 2013

we stayed in a private room in SB tourist hostel, the one (I guess they only have one) with a private bathroom for a night. all good and clean and quiet, it was a bit inconvenient that there were no bedlights, only one light on the ceilng. the second night we had to remove ourselves to a room without a...

Thank ZhuGurragchaa
Djibouti, Djibouti
Reviewed 14 April 2013

When we showed up we were told that we were in luck, they were down to their last private room and they had just told someone on the phone they still had it, but they weren't there yet so we could have it. Sucked for them I guess? Private room was about $100, didn't have an ensuite bathroom, and to...

1Thank CMA_decky
Reviewed 7 February 2013

This place sucks ... It's stinks ... The staff people are a bunch of snobs and for no reason... Place needs to be condemned!!! This hostel is only suitable for the roches that will crawl in bed with you while your sleeping... The people that were sleeping outside of this place in there sleeping bags had the right idea. Why...

1Thank M1dn1ghtR1der
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

So bad. Apart from a great location this place is really just dirty and awful. Lucky my friend an I were laid back and only staying for 2 nights. What a shame we paid upfront for both nights otherwise we would have moved locations in a heartbeat. Hell. Unless your a poor student just don't put yourself through this.

2Thank Adelle D
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We were soooo disapointed by this hostel. We arrived at 1h pm and the reception is close from 12h30 to 1h30. So we waited for an hour as the lady was late. No excuse, no smile... She showed us our room which was not accessible from inside. The door was in glass cover with a small curtain, there was no...

1Thank Émilie C
Reviewed 7 September 2012

The hostel is located on a corner right next to the train station, so that makes it REALLY loud every time a train passes by (they have this terrible honk). Apart from that, we found the hostel o.k., it's nothing special but the breakfast was nice. Wifi didn't work very well. The rooms were packed with beds. Bathrooms were decent....

Thank LarsABC
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Let me preface this review by stating that I am a young budget traveller. I have stayed in youth hostels all around the world, so I know what to expect from them and am used to 'roughing it' a little. But this place truly sucked. We stayed there for one night in their private double bedroom. We happened to be...

3Thank RvR

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful new hostel located two blocks from the beach and one block to State Street, famous for it's nightlife, restaurants, Spanish architecture and shopping. We are directly opposite the train station and walking distance from the bus station, with plenty of bike parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel

Address: 134 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3510
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $27 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
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“Rooms on the opposite side of the train track are less noisy”
 of 5 bubbles ChiquitoRestaurant, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles havemonkeywilltravel, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in a 12-bed female only dorm. I felt uncomfortable and wished I had the room to lock up EVERYTHING I had in the locker since I had clothing stolen. I don't think it matters what room you stay in, as people weren't that friendly and the beds were terrible”
 of 5 bubbles Jenna041986, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Just don't go there.”
 of 5 bubbles _miliec, 22 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Stay in a motel when going to santa barbara”
 of 5 bubbles Loeffie, 8 Aug 2012 | Read review
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