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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



Ich war nur eine Nacht im Hostel und es hat mir ausgesprochen gut gefallen. Eine freundliche, gemütliche Atmosphäre. Da wir im 6-Bett-Zimmer nur zu zweit waren, wars natürlich noch angenehmer. Die Lage ist super, man kann so schön wandern in Point Reyes und ist gleich vor Ort und hat kurze Anfahrtswege zu den Trailheads. Hätte ich das vorher gewusst, wäre ich mind. für 2 Nächte geblieben.


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Fri 02 Oct 2015

I had a great stay and felt very relaxed at this hostel location. The hostel is close enough to the beach to either walk (2 miles) or drive 5 minutes down the hill which was great for watching the sunset. The beds were comfortable, though the pillows were very thin. I also rated friendliness of staff as fair because while the employee checking me in was very helpful, the employee working in the morning showed her displeasure for having a full laundry hamper, making me feel unwelcome.


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Fri 25 Sep 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Vladimir's Czech Restaurant at Inverness Olema Deli sandwiches

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Mon 24 Aug 2015

Attraction tip

Kayaking in Tamales Bay. Hiking trails. Bear Valley Interpretive center. Driving through the national park. Great access to Petaluma with its tons of interesting stores, restaurants, riverside activities and large movie theatre.

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Sat 28 Mar 2015