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

  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



The bathrooms were dirtier than I would have liked. One bathroom's shower didn't drain rendering it unusable unless you wanted to stand in the water from the previous person. The shower curtains looked dirty and like they could use a good run through the wash and an overall bleaching would have done entire bathrooms some good. An area rug in the rooms would have been nice as the floors were tile and very cold in the morning. However, this location can't be beat!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!


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Fri 12 Feb 2016

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Bring food in

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Fri 24 Jul 2015

Where next?

San Francisco

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Fri 24 Jul 2015