San Juan Island Hostel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of San Juan Island Hostel

San Juan Island Hostel

1.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
425 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Juan Islands Museum of Art5 min walk
  • Popular LocationWhale Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Juan Historical Society and Museum11 min walk
  • AirportFriday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base)2 min drive

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About this area

Friday Harbor

Located in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Hostel is connected to a shopping center. The area's natural beauty can be seen at San Juan Island National Historic Park and Lime Kiln Point State Park, while Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Museum of Art are cultural highlights. Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Jones Island State Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ziplining.

What's nearby

  • San Juan Islands Museum of Art - 5 min walk
  • Whale Museum - 5 min walk
  • San Juan Historical Society and Museum - 11 min walk
  • San Juan Golf & Country Club - 5 min drive
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 2 min drive


  • Rocky Bay Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Demeter - 3 min walk
  • Spring Street Deli - 3 min walk
  • Cynthia's - 4 min walk
  • Golden Triangle - 4 min walk

About this property

San Juan Island Hostel

Adults-only hostel connected to a shopping center in Friday Harbor with free parking
Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a microwave in a common area and a refrigerator in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area and a vending machine. Bathrooms are shared and housekeeping is available once per stay.
San Juan Island Hostel offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries and portable fans. This Friday Harbor hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


English, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • Lockers available
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 14 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 14 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests under 14 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

San Juan Island Hostel Friday Harbor
San Juan Island Friday Harbor
San Juan Hostel Friday Harbor
San Juan Hostel Friday Harbor
San Juan Island Hostel Friday Harbor
San Juan Island Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 29 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The room was for at least 6 people and much larger than necessary for the two of us. The most of the beds were mainly for one person. The double bed we slept in had a ladder going to an upper bed that I kept banging my foot on! The cost, $177/night(two nights) would have been very fair for a group of four people, but it was at least $77 more than any hotel that we stayed in during our trip.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Basic Functional Hostel.
Basic functional well kept hostel. Located a minute walk into center of town. Only negative is the dirty public hallway carpet leading into each room.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Spacious facility with coffee in morning was nice. Front desk staffed infrequently but available for help by phone. No laundry facilities. Overall a good stay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was incredibly unfriendly and also residents of the hostel. The bathrooms did not have toilet paper for two days. The bathrooms kitchen and common area were extremely dirty. This hostel doubles as a homeless shelter. Our taxi driver informed us that the state pays for homeless to live there.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We were hesitant about staying in a hostel, but it turned out to be a nice stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
OK place to stay. Good price for the location. Our room was fine, and the bathrooms were good. The minuses: the carpet looked as if it had never been cleaned; the kitchen floor was always sticky; what was supposed to be a full-service kitchen had no forks or spoons, only 2 bowls, and minimal cookware; and there was never anyone at the front desk.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Exactly as you'd expect with a great location.
As expected. The bathrooms were not very inviting but they were clean and functional. The room was clean and the beds were surprisingly comfortable. Sparse but again, nothing unexpected. Great for a budget option when on the islands. The location was awesome.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021