SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A new hostel - The Wayfarer - is opening this summer in Santa Barbara's “Funk Zone.”

It is located on Montecito Street at the corner of Helena street.

Guests can chose between shared rooms and individual rooms.

The Wayfarer website says the first rooms will be available August 24th.

Posted rates range from $64. to $246. a night.
The Wayfarer will be operated by the Pacifica Hotel Company.

Its history over many years of development plans and permit conditions dates back to a connection to hotel projects proposed by the late actor-developer-local resident Fess Parker.