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

* Baggage and bicycle storage

* Secure lockers

* Interpretive displays and information about the surrounding area.

* Wheelchair accessibility

* 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
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



I'd suggest checking on the air circulation in the women's dorm once in a while. It was incredibly "stuffy" when I arrived and throughout the night. I wondered when a window had ever been opened! I opened a window the next day and it was much improved. Maybe open windows when cleaning? Thanks.


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Mary Beth,

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Although comfortable, this hostel attracts all kinds of people. This time, there was someone who coughed all night. I tried sleeping on the couch for a while, but gave up and had a listless rest. Next time if I stay here I'll try to reserve a single room so that I won't risk getting sick.


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Sat 07 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

point reyes Hill. Wunderbarer Blick über tomales bay und über die point reyes national seashore Auf der anderen Seite (wenn es nicht neblig ist). Die Wanderung dort hin ist wunderschön.

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Fri 09 May 2014

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Fri 09 May 2014