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HI - Point Reyes Hostel - Point Reyes

off Limantour Rd, PO Box 247, Point Reyes, California, 94956, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 41 Reviews

Hostel rating (41)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 95%
Security 92%
Service 96%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 93%

A secluded retreat offering the only lodging available within the spectacular coastal wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • Dorm
    From $35.00
10 or more people?

Point Reyes Hostel

Hostel Point Reyes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Point Reyes is two miles from the ocean in a secluded valley on Point Reyes National Seashore, known for its abundant flora and fauna, including bobcats, fox, deer and elk, harbor seals, and sea lions. The varied habitat, unique coastal climate, and location draw a rich and diverse array of breeding and migrating birds.

Point Reyes National Seashore juts far out into the path of migrating gray whales, and Point Reyes Lighthouse, 25 miles from the hostel, is the best place in the Bay Area for whale watching January-April. Bear Valley Visitor Center, eight miles away, has informative displays on the area's geological, natural, and native history. Hiking trails leave from the hostel grounds.

Point Reyes hostel offers the following services and amenities to their guests:

* Free on-site parking<br>
* Baggage and bicycle storage<br>
* Secure lockers<br>
* Interpretive displays and information about the surrounding area.<br>
* Wheelchair accessibility<br>
* Group meeting space and/or accommodations available.

Point Reyes hostel has a self-service kitchen and dining room where guests can prepare their own meals. The kitchen is fully equipped with stoves, ovens, microwave, coffee maker, and ample refrigerator/freezer space. Pots and pans, dishes, and utensils are also provided.

When the weather is nice, guests can also take advantage of the outdoor patio with picnic tables and barbecue.

Accommodations are in shared, gender-specific or co-ed dorm rooms, each sleeping 8-10 people. In addition, there is one private room available which accommodates up to 5 people in one double bed and three twin/bunk beds.

Bathrooms are shared and gender-specific.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 07:30
From 10:30 to 10:30
From 16:30 to 16:30
From 22:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-415-663 8811

Fax. 1-415-663 8811

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Point Reyes National Seashore (At or next to the hostel)
  • Point Reyes Station (More than 10km)
  • Oyster farms in Marshall (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I was struck by the location - perfect for really getting away. Quiet. Peaceful. Rejuvenating. Loved some of the engagement activities - moonlight hike, potluck... perfect for the moment and not intrusive. The scenery, of course, was stunning.


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Wed 19 Jul 2017

Yeah! So glad you got to attend and enjoyed our night hike and potluck! please come again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Fri 21 Jul 2017

It's my first time ever staying at a Hostel so I am very pleased with the overall service! Do consider offering WiFi service (even if you have to charge for it) or access to a Computer with Internet service. I am hesitant to return to Pt.Reyes hostel just because my family could not reach me by email/calls from time to time. I'll definitely visit other Hostels that offers WiFi service since I had a great experience with Pt.Reyes Hostel.


Avatar for tess


Tue 11 Jul 2017

We are so happy to hear you had a positive first hostel experience! We do provide a pay-as-you-go computer with internet service in our main hostel building, but we do not have the capabilities at this point to offer wifi for guests.Please come again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Thu 13 Jul 2017

I really liked the "no wifi nor phone", it really made people talk to each other. The place is really cozy and warm. The kitchen is very well organized and there is everything you need (and is super clean!). Free tea and coffee of extremely good quality. Nice start for a hike. Free yoga on the beach on Sundays. The only 2 things I dislike was no breakfast in the morning and at 10.30am, you have no more access to kitchen or else. I would have appreciated to take my breakfast after yoga.


Avatar for Fanny


Sun 02 Jul 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. We are not allowed to serve any food due to our contract with the NPS. Please come again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Tue 04 Jul 2017

I loved the setting; however, the one recommendation is that alcohol be totally banned. An older guy's main focus upon checking in was finding a cork screw so he could sit on the patio and drink wine. Once he located a cork screw, he proceeded to suck down two bottles of wine. He then came in to the dorm and woke the rest of the guys up because he was drunk. This guy sitting on the patio diminished the atmosphere of an otherwise great hostel experience.


Avatar for Kent


Sat 01 Jul 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay. We are in a pilot program for allowing beer and wine during certain hours, since we have in the past received so much negative feedback that we didn't allow it. We deeply care about everyone's comfort during their time here, so we will take your comments into consideration when we review the program.

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Mon 03 Jul 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

The hostel is about 50 miles north of San Francisco International Airport
Alternate Transport
The hostel is located 7 miles from the Bear Valley Visitor Center at Point Reyes National Seashore. From the flashing traffic light in the town of Olema (Highway 1 at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard) go north on Highway 1 for 200 yards. Turn left on Bear Valley Road go 1.5 miles to the second possible left turn (Limantour Road) go 5.5 miles to first crossroad (at the bottom of a hill) and turn left. The hostel is on your left. Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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