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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 52 Reviews

Hostel rating (52)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 97%
Security 97%
Service 91%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 97%

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

  • Dorm
    From $30.00
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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

Great place in a great location. (But dont tell San Francisco people its only 15 miles from them -- they'll flock there and make reservations more difficult!) This was my second bike trip to Montara from my son's place in SSF. I hope I'll do it again.

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Arnold,

Sun 21 May 2017

Point Montara was one of the best places I have ever stayed; The location is stunningly beautiful, accommodation was comfortable and welcoming but above all the staff were fantastic. I could not recommend this place any more highly and hope to return as soon as I can. Many thanks again.

100%

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Matthew,

Sun 07 May 2017

This location is so beautiful. I don't think it gets more idealic than this. The staff was friendly and kind and the rooms were clean and neat. My next visit will definitely be longer. Thank you for a very nice visit.

100%

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Robin,

Wed 03 May 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and your stay!

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Point Montara Montara,

Fri 05 May 2017

Staff was wonderful. Everyone does the best they can with a small space.

97%

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Ryan,

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. We are happy you your stay!

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Point Montara Montara,

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Great hostel. Wonderful events o participate in such as vipassana and movie night. Especially like the the roomy lockers.

100%

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Georgiana,

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel! We are glad you were able to enjoy our Wednesday night meditation and our Thursday night movies. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Point Montara Montara,

Tue 21 Mar 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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