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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 90%

From 55 Reviews

Hostel rating (55)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 96%
Security 94%
Service 88%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 96%

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

  • Dorm
    From €26.18
10 or more people?
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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

Like: Friendly staff Dislike: Mattress (seemed very weak/soft)

83%

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Chris,

Wed 18 Jan 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hostel! Our facility is equipped with all memory foam mattresses in every room. We are glad you had a positive experience with our staff. We hope that you will be able to visit with us again!

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Point Montara Montara,

Fri 20 Jan 2017

There were only 2 bathrooms for 6 dormitories (48 people) ! A 3rd staff bathroom that was locked so guests couldn't access it. You need to expand your bathrooms, or section off the toilet from the shower so that people don't have to wait so long! There were fleas in the living room. The room lockers are GREAT! Wish all the hostels had lockers like that. Location is fantastic. We tried to eat lunch after checking out and staff was rude and rushed us out.

70%

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Rose,

Wed 04 Jan 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay! We are sorry that you were under the impression we only have two bathrooms. We actually have 7 on the property that are available to our guests, next time we will be happy to direct you to another one should you find the closest ones occupied. Unfortunately, staff do not have a private locked bathroom. You might be thinking of our maintenance closet which has to be locked to protect children and guests from equipment and cleaning supplies. We are happy you enjoy our new lockers and find the location fantastic! Save travels, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel Staff

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Point Montara Montara,

Fri 06 Jan 2017

Lovely grounds and views

83%

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wendy,

Sun 01 Jan 2017

Wonderful location, well-kept buildings and good price. Would be nice to have a simple breakfast included as the shops aren't that close by.

87%

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Edwin,

Mon 26 Dec 2016

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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