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    Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel

    134 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3510
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    • Excellent5%
    • Very good9%
    • Average11%
    • Poor19%
    • Terrible56%
    26 Jun 2015
    “Beautiful town, nice and helpful staff but accommodation itself not that good”
    23 Apr 2014
    “Poor Value for money”
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    A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 8 January 2006

    We have stayed at many hostels in our travels (we are 27 year old Australians) and this was one of the best located and friendly hostels we have stayed at. The hostel is only 2 minutes walk from one of the best beaches in town,...More

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    Reviewed 16 December 2005

    I E-mailed this hostel in August 2005, saying that I would be there in October 2005, and he answered saying that he should have a bed available at that date. In late October I called him to see if he had a dorm bed, and...More

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    Management response:Responded 27 December 2005

    I don't think this guest understood correctly what the receptionist said on the phone; it is possible that all our dorms were fully booked when he phoned and only private rooms were still available. Also our policy is that all guests need to show valid...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    New Hampshire
    Reviewed 3 October 2005

    I thought things were going well in the hostel, until I learnt about the bed bugs. Was bitten quite a bit myself, and I saw them (thought they were small cockroaches at first). Otherwise, I wasn't so bothered by the loud trains - they do...More

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    Management response:Responded 27 December 2005

    Unfortunately the hostel did have bed bugs this last summer, as did many of the hotels and hostels in California; it has been a bad year for them all round. We have now eradicated them and taken out the wooden bunks that harbored them along...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 18 September 2005

    My boyfriend and I booked this hostel almost a month before we were due to stay, we booked online via the banana bungalow website link, we reserved a private room with a private en-suite and we called the hostel on two seperate occasions before arriving...More

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    A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 2 September 2005

    i made a reservation more than 10 days prior to my arrival, and i even waited on the phone as they ran a credit card authorization. when my friend and i arrived at the hostel, we were shocked to know that they did NOT have...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$ 20 - US$ 23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 60
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
    • Also Known As
    • Santa Barbara Tourist Hotel Santa Barbara
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    "Rooms on the opposite side of the train track are less noisy"
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    "Stay somewhere else"
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    "I stayed in a 12-bed female only dorm. I felt uncomfortable and wished I had the room to lock up EVERYTHING I..."
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    "Just don't go there."
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