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HI - Pescadero - Pigeon Point Lighthouse

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, California, 94060, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 25 Reviews

Hostel rating (25)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 99%
Security 94%
Service 92%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 95%

Famous for its 115-foot lighthouse and amazing ocean views, as well as a spectacular cliff-side hot tub perched above the Pacific. Shared overnight accommodations for everyone.

  • Dorm
    From €24.84
10 or more people?
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Pescadero Hostel

Hostel Pescadero

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. The hostel offers comfortable, affordable lodgings in four houses set just beside the lighthouse.

Guests enjoy cosy indoor lounges, fully equipped kitchens, cove beaches, tide pools, and an oceanfront boardwalk. Amenities include satellite Internet, free Wi-Fi and free parking. In addition, hot tub rental is available for overnight guests.
State Parks docents are available on the hostel grounds 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is also a popular spot for whale watching, and a convenient base for exploring nearby coast side communities as well as the ancient redwood forests at Butano State Park, the bird sanctuary of Pescadero Marsh, and Año Nuevo State Reserve, breeding site of northern elephant seals.

Hostelling is shared overnight accommodations for everyone. Dormitories are shared and everyone shares kitchen, living-room and bathrooms.

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
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • 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 16 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 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 13 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 3.00 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
  • Hot tub
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • 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 22:30
Check-in:
From 15:30 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-650-879 0633

Fax. 1-650-879 9120

info@pigeonpointhostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Butano State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Ano Nuevo State Park (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Hi- Overall good. However, we couldn't find a way to turn on the hot tub hose to shower off first. When I mentioned this they didn't seem too concerned- which I'm not sure but might mean nobody was showering first? It took me some time to use the hot tub water to splash myself clean before getting in. That and the staff member not being in the window when our start time began gave us only 15 minutes in the the tub. And that's more than $1 a minute. Not as relaxing as I'd hoped.

90%

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Nicole,

Sat 20 Aug 2016

The bungalow on Pigeon Point itself was a full-sized detached two-bedroom house with a living room, entry hall, kitchen, bathroom, and shower room. It had both a front and back door. The view of the crashing surf and jagged coastline from the picnic table outside the kitchen door was excellent. The lighthouse and cliffs overlooking the ocean was at the end of the row of similar bungalows. The close parking lot was next to the office. There was no cell service but the Wi-Fi worked well.

100%

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William,

Sun 31 Jul 2016

The most beautiful location we've stayed in in 7 months of travelling in north and South America. Perfect place for families. The sunset was extraordinary and the local town, Pescadero, was wonderful to visit. We would have enjoyed a beer on the bench looking over the sea but respect the no alcohol policy. We slept very well on the excellent mattresses.

97%

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Katie,

Thu 28 Jul 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)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
From San Francisco International Airport take Highway 380 West to Highway 280 South to Highway 92 West to Half Moon Bay City. Go south 20 miles on Highway 1 to Pigeon Point Road. The lighthouse is easily visible from Highway 1 -- you can't miss us! From San Jose International Airport take Highway 880 South to Highway 84 West to Highway 1 South and follow Highway 1 for 10 miles.
Bus
No public transport.
Car
The hostel is located just off Highway 1 about 55 miles south of San Francisco and 25 miles north of Santa Cruz. The lighthouse is easily visible from Highway 1.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

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