Point Montara Lighthouse is situated on the rugged California coast, 25 miles south of San Francisco. A historic 1875 fog signal station and lighthouse have been preserved and restored into a hostel.

Guests are accommodated in both shared and private rooms. Enjoy cosy lounges, a secluded beach cove with tide pools, and landscaped native plant gardens. Amenities include DSL Internet and free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, free parking, and an espresso bar. In addition, you can rest assured that your travel footprint will be minimized, as the hostel is a certified green business.

The coastside location of the Point Montara Lighthouse hostel offers convenient access to several beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, and horseback riding. The hostel is also the perfect base for exploring the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Pillar Point Harbor and Marsh, Mount Montara, and the quaint coastal town of Half Moon Bay.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



This hostel has a million dollar view through the kitchen window , enjoyed while sipping very good morning coffee from the espresso bar. The experience here was most enjoyable because of the assortment of people there- families with well-behaved but enthusiastic children and solitary travelers, one on bicycle. Tidepools, beach, seals on rocks, ridgetop redwoods are nearby. The only suggestion is that room #6 bathroom needs a showerhead, preerably low flow- forgot to mention while there.


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Tue 28 Apr 2015