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HI - Montara - Point Montara Lighthouse

8800 Cabrillo Hwy. PO Box 370737, Montara, California, 94037, United States

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Overall Rating 92%

From 47 Reviews

Hostel rating (47)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 97%
Security 98%
Service 91%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 98%

A dramatic lighthouse location offering a spectacular Pacific Coast getaway, just 25 miles south of San Francisco.

  • Dorm
    From $32.00
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Montara Hostel

Hostel Montara

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:30 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 15:30 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-650-728 7177

Fax. 1-650-728 7058

info@montarahostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Point Montara Lighthouse (At or next to the hostel)
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (At or next to the hostel)
  • Half Moon Bay (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Excellent staff service, friendly and accommodating. Nice visitors, as well. I enjoy the community feeling of Hosteling. Thank You very much!!

100%

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sterling,

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Extremely beautiful and relaxing. Such a perfect place to get away from the "world". Seems like it's a hundred miles from the city!!!! Fantastic! Kelly was also such a beautiful, welcoming face :). I will definitely be back.

97%

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William,

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. We are happy that you had a relaxing stay and that you were able to enjoy the property. Our staff is happy to welcome such appreciative guests! Come back and visit us soon!

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Point Montara Montara,

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Arrived about 10:00 in the morning and was told I was not allowed on the grounds until 3:30. So I sat out side the front gate on a slab of concrete until 3:00 then was told by workers from the santitation facility that there actually a public beach with benches that I could have sat on instead. Other than that rough start the stay was excellent!

90%

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Cora,

Thu 01 Jun 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. We are sorry there was a bit of a miscommunication and you waited outside the property. Unregistered guests can enjoy the property for up to an hour. Our staff is happy to give suggestions if our guests arrive early before check-in at 3:30pm. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will stay with us again in the future!

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Point Montara Montara,

Sat 03 Jun 2017

Beautiful place, friendly staff, easy to find, clearly marked parking areas, great beach. There was not one negative thing about our experience. Next time we fly out for a visit, we will return. All of the people we came to see will more than likely be visiting too. Positive experience that created a lot of excitement and sharing! Thank you

100%

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Jonnie,

Fri 26 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and our staff and facilities! We appreciate your feedback please visit us again soon!

Manager avatar

Point Montara Montara,

Sun 28 May 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
From San Francisco International Airport take 101 North to 380 West to 280 North to Highway 1 South (Pacifica exit). Drive south on Highway 1
Bus
From the Daly City BART station take SamTrans bus 110 to the Linda Mar Park and Ride in Pacifica. Then bus 17 south to Montara
Car
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Rail
Take Amtrak to the Richmond (RIC) or Oakland-Coliseum/Airport (OAC) station then take BART to Daly City
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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