Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Ryan and I decided that we would stay at the Santa Barbara Hostel on our trip up to SB. The price was right ($25 per night per person as compared to about $139.00 per night at a hotel) and the website made it look very nice. We stayed in the 'dorm' section which means we were in a room with 10 other people (there were 6 sets of bunk beds). Don't get me wrong, it was a nice place to stay, but there were some quirks. For instance, most of the people that stay at the hostel are international students, and in our room we had 7 British boys. They came back to the room at about 3am both nights, switched on the lights, were extremely loud, etc (apparently one or two of them had gotten arrested and they just had to share the story with everyone that would listen). Another caveat of the hostel was that it was right next to the Amtrak station, which is great for travelers. The problem is the LOUD horn and bells of the train, when it goes by your window at all hours of the night. Ryan and I just kept saying, "It was an experience". We really were only there when we slept, so it was fine, but it was an experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HA! welcome to the world of hostels!!!!! (experience is one word for it)
mommy ;)